"Possibly the dumbest 49 seconds of TV ever"

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This is NOT for those of you who are math challenged, you will not get it. But really, how could so many people, so highly paid, get something so math obvious so wrong without anyone noticing how wrong they all were? And the young woman is an EDITOR at THE New York Times!!! They even prepared a graphic?!


An OMG moment.
 
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This is NOT for those of you who are math challenged, you will not get it. But really, how could so many people, so highly paid, get something so math obvious so wrong without anyone noticing how wrong they all were? And the young woman is an EDITOR at THE New York Times!!! They even prepared a graphic?!


An OMG moment.
LOLOLOLOLOLOL
 

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The original journalist that posted the numbers then doubled down and said her numbers were a little off but Bloomberg is still rich enough to give $1 million to every American and still have money left over. Which is still not even close to being true. He could give about $200 to each person. It would take $327 trillion to give everyone a million which is about 4 times the worlds GDP.
 

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The original journalist that posted the numbers then doubled down and said her numbers were a little off but Bloomberg is still rich enough to give $1 million to every American and still have money left over. Which is still not even close to being true. He could give about $200 to each person. It would take $327 trillion to give everyone a million which is about 4 times the worlds GDP.
Shows you how distorted their reality is about wealth and income disparity. They’re buying the rhetoric without doing the math, or being capable of doing the math. The story of Democrats.
 

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The original journalist that posted the numbers then doubled down and said her numbers were a little off but Bloomberg is still rich enough to give $1 million to every American and still have money left over. Which is still not even close to being true. He could give about $200 to each person. It would take $327 trillion to give everyone a million which is about 4 times the worlds GDP.
Just goes to show: you can be a great person, all the best intentions, subscribe to the correct ideology .... and you still have a F up and then. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t.

Freaking out over a mistake, instead of looking at the core intention of what was trying to be said.

Meh. Double meh.

Moving on
 

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Just goes to show: you can be a great person, all the best intentions, subscribe to the correct ideology .... and you still have a F up and then. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t.

Freaking out over a mistake, instead of looking at the core intention of what was trying to be said.

Meh. Double meh.

Moving on
Not sure anyone is freaking out. But if you're going to try to make a point, at least understand the information you're using first.
 

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Shows you how distorted their reality is about wealth and income disparity. They’re buying the rhetoric without doing the math, or being capable of doing the math. The story of Democrats.
The best that can be said is that they judge politicians not by policy but by their hopes for a Disney like finish. Emotional, not logical folk. So are many GOP types too, but not to the extent of Dims. Trump is not the Prince Charming of their dreams.
 

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Not sure anyone is freaking out. But if you're going to try to make a point, at least understand the information you're using first.
He does not get it. He too thinks the information misses the mark by a bit. Union millions "good", Bloomberg billions "bad". Trump millions "bad", John Kerry millions "good", etc., etc., etc.
 

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Just goes to show: you can be a great person, all the best intentions, subscribe to the correct ideology .... and you still have a F up and then. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t.

Freaking out over a mistake, instead of looking at the core intention of what was trying to be said.

Meh. Double meh.

Moving on
Everyone makes mistakes. But the media has become beyond sloppy bad. They got in the habit of saying anything they wanted to in order to advance narratives and now their standards are at ground zero.
 

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Just goes to show: you can be a great person, all the best intentions, subscribe to the correct ideology .... and you still have a F up and then. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t.

Freaking out over a mistake, instead of looking at the core intention of what was trying to be said.

Meh. Double meh.

Moving on
Yes, save your outrage for Trump’s two scoops.
 

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Everyone makes mistakes. But the media has become beyond sloppy bad. They got in the habit of saying anything they wanted to in order to advance narratives and now their standards are at ground zero.
But also, count the number of people present in the whole process of making that broadcast possible and with that graphic. I don't know much about TV production, but wouldn't that be more than 10 (?) people? Nobody saw what is intuitively obvious to anyone who knows anything about simple arithmetic? Yikes. "We meant to bomb Paris, France but hit Paris, Indiana instead." "Meh! Double meh!!"
 

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the desire to have 24/7 content spread among multiple channels, plus the cost squeezing of all media enterprises gives you a hurry up to produce with no safety brakes.
 

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Ive noticed that reporters seem to struggle with basic arithmetic, but this is the most glaring example Ive seen.
 

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I do not think we are sending our best and brightest, into the newscast field. Those 2 dummies, should both be fired, along with their editor, producer, etc.
 

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Don Jr. said they were correct, if you round the nearest million!
 

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Just goes to show: you can be a great person, all the best intentions, subscribe to the correct ideology .... and you still have a F up and then. You wouldn’t be human if you didn’t.

Freaking out over a mistake, instead of looking at the core intention of what was trying to be said.

Meh. Double meh.

Moving on
I notice you say this person is great, how so? How do you know their intentions? subscribes to the correct ideology, what “correct” ideology is that? I agree, it’s sad that Bloomberg wasted all of that money when it could have gone to something far better than a pathetic campaign of a putrid man. But the underlying message was that wealthy elites should distribute their wealth to all Americans. “Instead of a $500 million campaign, he could have given every American a million bucks”. Wow sounds so wonderful, redistribution of wealth...that’s not socialist at all. Even if the math wasn’t totally wrong, it’s a horrible underlying idea.

Also, would you be ripping Fox News a new one if they made such a huge gaffe?
 

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So, one of my daughters made the same mental math mistake as the Times editor. I asked her to check her math by multiplying the number she thought Bloomberg spent per person with the population of the US. She then realized her error. We both laughed about it. Anybody can make an error of such magnitude when not actually doing the math in their head. I think it is really funny that we even talk about it as if it really mattered.
 

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So, one of my daughters made the same mental math mistake as the Times editor. I asked her to check her math by multiplying the number she thought Bloomberg spent per person with the population of the US. She then realized her error. We both laughed about it. Anybody can make an error of such magnitude when not actually doing the math in their head. I think it is really funny that we even talk about it as if it really mattered.
OMG! I did not have to anything in my head, as I said above, it was obvious at a glance that the scale was all, totally, wrong. That ten people at that network well known for their general level of stupidity prepared a graphic and then bragged about it and that one of them was an EDITOR at the N.Y. Times makes it all very relevant to the slop standards of journalism today. You can not trust a word that comes out of their mounths or on to the page. That they neither know what they are doing, take the time to check on their work, nor give a damn about their pride of workmanship is telling us a lot.
 
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It objectively is
You love to use the word objectively. What objectively is wonderful? Taking wealth that someone earned and giving it to those that didn’t work for it? That’s “objectively wonderful”? Only in the mind of a socialist, or a jealousy greedy person, is that wonderful.
In addition, do you really think every American deserves to be given a million dollars? We have some seriously horrible people living here. we have some seriously lazy, system milking, people here. We have rapists, pedophiles, murders. You’re going to give them all a million dollars? You give them a million dollars for what? You’d be rewarding a lot of people for being piles of shit. That’s objectively wonderful huh?
 

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Ooogitty boooogitty!! Gubmit!! Sowsh-luzim! Muz-lums!

NASCAR! Dale Earnhardt! Murica!
yeah because I’ve said anything even remotely close to that...you’re such a pansy a**, I can tell you’re the kind of guy that takes his wife’s last name.
 
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