Skip to comments.Media wrongly attack Drudge after he admits paying Obamacare penalty
Posted on 03/23/2014 4:21:25 AM PDT by Star Traveler
Left leaning media outlets criticized Internet news mogul Matt Drudges tweets on Friday, but the backlash stemmed from a misunderstanding of how Obamacare will affect small businesses.
On Friday, Matt Drudge tweeted, Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not getting covered IM CALLING IT A LIBERTY TAX!
A few minutes later, Jason Lee, the Director of Progressive Media at the White House, tweeted a response, saying Mr. Drudges tweet was a, flat lie, no fee for previous year. Scary how much influence he once had.
From there, the tweets came rolling in, attacking Mr. Drudge via social media and liberal news outlets, Breitbart reported.
Dude, theres no penalty until next yr, Sahil Kapur of Talking Points Memo tweeted, followed with a full story in the news outlet with a headline saying Mr. Drudge was probably lying.
Americans dont pay a penalty for not having health insurance until they file their 2014 taxesin 2014, Dylan Scott wrote in the story. So either Drudge is lying or he paid a huge penalty a year earlier than he needed to.
A similar story appeared in Huffington post, in which the author, Jeffrey Young, wrote Mr. Drudges tweet was weird and a little head-scratching.
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It’s a rule at the White House ... “Check Drudge as soon as you get to work!” ... :-) ...
I always have “Drudge and coffee” to start my day.
I hate to have to come down on the side of the libs, but it’s at least possible that they had no idea Drudge files as a small business.
The reality is that investigative journalism has dissolved, and people who pretend to be reporters....simply read cue cards and write 149-character supportive responses.
We could draft up five hundred kids from high schools across the nation to take over CNN, the New York Times, and Washington Post....and they’d do as good or better jobs as the characters who pretend to work today.
Sad to see how far the line of journalism has fallen.
A lie travels around the world before the truth has time to get out of bed. It’s not about research or investigation, it’s about their ideology and destruction of the truth regarding all things conservative.
IF you're going to call someone a liar then you better know the facts. I give the stinkin' statists no quarter.
Drudge says: I just paid a tax.
Libs say: Oh no, you didn't!
It's exactly like Obama's "You didn't build that!" The Liberals won't give us credit for anything. They think we are frauds, liars, and phonies. And when the Libs say something which is egregiously ignorant, we turn around and say, "I'm going to cut them some slack ..."
It's why we lose.
You need to give yourself a 'timeout' for sharing more than the forum needs to know about yourself!
The libs don't have a worldview that includes business. Hence they didn't know to even consider that business files differently.
We have ignorance and incompetence trying to run America. It's almost over, praise Jesus.
I hate to have to come down on the side of the libs, but its at least possible that they had no idea Drudge files as a small business.
Hey MSM, where’s the big headline for all the lies Obama told?
That's funny. I know they are frauds, liars, and phonies!
TYPICAL. Just like they “know” the Tea Party is “finished”, they’ve been saying that for the past 5+ years....
Know it all morons....who have, like their HERO Zero, have NEVER RUN A BUSINESS IN THEIR LIFE.
The Obama Media Group rarely has an idea that differs from their WH marching orders. Drudge has the power to expose and they must fight him at all costs. The facts be damned.
> It’s exactly like Obama’s “You didn’t build that!” The Liberals won’t give us credit for anything. They think we are frauds, liars, and phonies. And when the Libs say something which is egregiously ignorant, we turn around and say, “I’m going to cut them some slack ...”
It’s why we lose.
Giving a crap about what libs think is the first mistake.
Yeah, what would they know about quarterly tax payments?
But ... ALL of the libs had no idea he filed as a small business?? Every single Talking Points Repeater? Hard to imagine...
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