6 December 2017 — FAIR
Like many outlets, USA Today (12/2/17) described the Republican tax bill as “tax cuts”—even though most Americans will be getting a tax hike.
The fallacy of “neutral,” “both sides” journalism rings loud and clear in corporate media reporting on the Republican Party’s tax plan. The GOP bill, passed by the Senate in the early hours of December 2 and described by major media outlets as a “tax cut,” is in reality an explicit handout to large companies and the ultra-rich that will actually increase taxes on working-class Americans.
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