All the politics that is fit to print on the Yahoo! home page...literally:
Show more? Ah, I think I've seen enough...
So, what's the basis of the incendiary lead headline? Hate to do it, but I suppose I'll have to link to to the story at Yahoo's own "financial blog", The Daily Ticker. Won't take long to see where this is going - or where it's coming from:
According to the New York Times, based on his Congressional voting record, Ryan is one of the most extreme VP candidates in the past century, on either side of the aisle...
Henry Blodget, writing for The Ticker (is he the "writer" that Yahoo! alludes to? Their own man??) then goes on to make the following assertions:
At a more detailed level, the Romney-Ryan plan will likely lead to the highest-income Americans paying less in taxes, while making lower- and middle-income Americans pay more
The Romney-Ryan plan will also likely cut Medicare benefits, which disproportionately help lower- and middle-class Americans.
If you and the New York Times say so, pal.
What Yahoo! doesn't tell you about one of their top political/financial "writers":
In 2002, then New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, published Merrill Lynch e-mails in which Blodget gave assessments about stocks which conflicted with what was publicly published. In 2003, Blodget was charged with civil securities fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He agreed to a permanent ban from the securities industry and paid a $2 million fine plus a $2 million disgorgement.
As of 2012 he is co-founder, CEO/Editor-in-Chief of The Business Insider, a blog about Internet business trends and research. He is a frequent contributor to the magazines Slate, Newsweek and New York....
So who is dispensing political advice on Yahoo! under the guise of financial expertise? A convicted fraudster, aligned with every left-wing media outlet in the country. Hey, thanks for the transparency, guys! So to repeat my earlier question...when did the DNC buy you bitches out?
And I saw this - 86 Percent of Romney Coverage Is Negative - and looked at the Yahoo headlines, and I thought to myself - wow - new record! They got that figure up to 100% all by themselves...
(See here for Yahoo! giving us Paul Ryan as Nosferatu the Vampire. Seriously. More of my beefs with Yahoo's slanted news service here, here, here, here and here, and here and here...)