Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s lies were called out by an unlikely source Tuesday — the mainstream media.
The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler called Pelosi out over false statements she has used repeatedly the last few months. Turns out Pelosi has become so untrustworthy, even the liberal media can no longer defend her lies.
At a town hall in California on April 4, Pelosi claimed, “Eighty-six million middle-class families will see a tax increase while they advertise it as a middle-class bill.”
After months of listening to her lies, The Post decided to finally fact checked her statement.
Verdict: She has been lying through her teeth. It’s something that’s no surprise to readers of The Horn News — but it’s nice to see Pelosi’s dishonesty finally called out by the mainstream media.
“Pelosi has been using this line for months and we have never gotten around to fact-checking it,” explained Kessler. “But a reader saw this news report and wondered if it could possibly be true, given other news reports saying most Americans are getting some kind of tax cut.”
After doing his research, Kessler discovered, “In 2018, most U.S. taxpayers can expect some kind of tax cut, according to just about every analysis.”
This fact check earned Pelosi two Pinocchios.
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Kessler describes two Pinocchios as meaning, “Significant omissions and/or exaggerations. Some factual error may be involved but not necessarily. A politician can create a false, misleading impression by playing with words and using legalistic language that means little to ordinary people.”
Despite Pelosi’s lies, experts say over 80 percent of taxpayers will get a tax cut this year alone, and less then five percent could get a tax increase. According to the Tax Policy Center, Pelosi’s lies are focusing on the end of the tax cut, in 2027, not in 2018.
“It is important for Pelosi to signal to her listeners that she is not talking about this tax year, when many will receive tax cuts,” the WaPo analysis claimed.
Pelosi has a track record for lying to her constituents, and her lies have just earned her a liberal award from the media — but not the kind she’s used to getting it.
–The Horn editorial team