Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Centrist Wankery

The Hunt for False Equivalence
Today's wanker: Chris House.
But centrists have a very hard time acknowledging this asymmetry; they love to assert that both sides are equally wrong — and often seem to feel the need to invent extreme positions when they don't actually exist. Which brings me to this critical piece by Chris House. A while back House declared that both Ed Prescott and yours truly say crazy things; when asked for an example of me saying something remotely equivalent to something like Prescott's declaration that there is no evidence that Fed policy matters, he never did answer.

I'm so sick of the manufactured "both sides do it" narrative that is foisted upon us by the corporate news media.  Why does one have to go to a comedy program to get decent news coverage these days?

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