One provision in the bill would introduce a special journalism “tax credit,” equal to 50% of the salary of each “journalist,” up to a maximum of $50,000 a year, which is greater than the median annual salary in the United States.
In effect, your tax dollars would be funding this subsidy of swine, like it or not. Now, that’s democracy! One is tempted to wonder how the media could ever again be trusted……until one realizes that they can’t be trusted now. Objectivity would be a thing of the past once the media is openly receiving special financial benefits from its benefactors/partners in the Democratic Party. On second thought, it’s a thing of the past anyway, as it has been in the tank for liberals for decades now.
Could NPR, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Salon, and Slate possibly be any less objective than they are now? Probably not. But frightening to consider.
Which “journalists” would “qualify” for the tax break? All those at the aforementioned outlets, but not those at any “conservative” sites?
Journalists incessantly purport to “speak truth to power” when Republicans are in office, but almost never when Democrats hold sway. There is no chance any journalist will ever hold a Democrat accountable if he or she (or “they”) is receiving special favors from them, especially financial ones.
Think of the preposterous bias currently exhibited by the likes of Don Lemon, Rachel Maddow, Brian Stelter, Chris Cuomo, Brian Williams, et. al. Now imagine if they were being paid-off by their swamp-dwelling masters.