Watching Meet The Press this morning I caught David Gregory interview with John Boehner about his failure to do anything regarding the sequester and when pressed by Gregory on his refusal to do anything regarding ending tax loopholes and insisting that would only come about as a move to LOWER TAX rates Boehner said
Gregory:”There’s no evidence that tax cuts create economic growth”
Boehner: “Oh yest there is! There’s MOUNTAINS… MOUNTAINS of evidence!”
He went on to cite the cuts under Reagan to which Gregory then pointed out Reagan spent money like crazy and blew up the deficit tripling the National Debt.
I can’t wait for follow up this week on Boehner’s claim that there is MOUNTAINS OF EVIDENCE that lowering tax rates will stimulate the economy. Really,… I can’t wait and I can only wonder why he and other Republicans haven’t shared this evidence with us before.
- W5 + H = A Baseline for Integrity | RedState
It is not my intention to criticize colleagues, friends, or those others might perceive as competitors though who are more honestly characterized as collaborators in the noble fight for freedom. Many on the right do hard work and great work uncovering stories the mainstream media ignores or fails to follow up on. But I have had a nagging sense for a while that something is wrong. At the same time, I did not want to say anything on this front, when so many are doing work RedState has not committed itself to doing full time, because it would seem I was criticizing without offering a solution.
I think conservative media is failing to advance ideas and stories. Certainly part of that is because the general media has an ideological bias against conservatives, which makes it harder for the media to take our views seriously. But many conservatives are, instead of working doubly hard to overcome that bias, just yelling louder about the same things. The echo in the chamber has gotten so loud it is not well understood outside the echo chamber in the mainstream press and in the public. It translates only as anger and noise, neither of which are conducive to the art of persuasion.
Conservatives are trying so hard to highlight controversies, no matter how trivial, we have forgotten the basics of reporting: W5 + H as I learned in grade school, also known as who, what, where, when, why, and how. I think conservatives need to reset some of their reportorial resources to tell the stories that need to be told by focusing on the facts at hand in a world view of the right. We need to establish a baseline for integrity in reporting that then allows us to highlight the truly outrageous. That baseline must be the basics of who, what, where, when, why, and how and it must be set before taking the next step into analysis of motivation and its implications. (read the complete article…)