Thursday, December 2, 2010

So what exactly is going on? House votes confuses some newspaper websites, while other ignore vote altogether

The House of Representatives just voted to . . . a) extend middle class tax cuts, b) let the tax cut expire; or c) do nothing.
It's hard to tell looking at the major newspaper websites. The New York Times, long after the final vote tally was counted, has still not reported any news at all.

Most other sites reported the news as an extension of middle class tax cuts (correct). But the Washington Post saw things differently, at least for a while, writing a headline that said that the tax cuts would expire (it was replaced with a different headline later).

The WSJ, predictably, was quick to condemn the move to let tax cuts on those earning over $250,000 expire immediately producing a video where three guys complain about the House vote. Fun stuff.