Sunday, June 3, 2018

Fake News Winner: Poverty Gets Worse Under Trump (in 2016)

From the Cautious Optimism Correspondent for Economic Affairs and other Egghead Stuff.

Oh boy, very top headline ("America's Poor Becoming More Destitute Under Trump: U.N. Expert") on Yahoo!

It's only Sunday but this is already this week's "fake news" contest winner.

"The data from the U.S. Census Bureau he cited covers only the period through 2016, and he gave no comparative figures for before and after Trump came into office in January 2017. Alston, a veteran U.N. rights expert and New York University law professor, will present his report to the United Nations Human Rights Council later this month."

Are they hoping enough thousands will just look at and believe the headline without reading that the figures come from Obama's presidency?

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