USA Today Notes ‘Conservative’ Koch in Tax Ads Story, Omits Soros, Other Liberals

NewsBusters | 4/19/2018 | Staff
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The GOP-passed tax legislation passed in late 2017, remains a centerpiece of the 2018 mid-term elections. One side will be praising it, the other attacking it. USA Today only seems to care about who backs one side of that battle.

Advertisements celebrating or attacking the tax bill were the focus of an April 17, USA Today front-page exclusive. It reported that “GOP groups and candidates have run nearly 17,800 spots this year that tout tax reform ... the barrage has forced Democrats to retaliate with commercials that slam the tax cuts as helping the wealthy — and endangering Medicare and Social Security in the years ahead.”

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It took only three paragraphs for USA Today to slam Americans for Prosperity, labeling it as “a deep-pocketed group aligned with conservative billionaire Charles Koch.” AFP bought many spots mentioning the tax bill. Funding from the left was never mentioned, even when groups funded by major liberal donors were mentioned in the story.

The paper cited the supposedly “non-partisan group” Tax Policy Center without noting it received funding from major liberal foundations and some of the deepest pockets around. It also quoted “liberal” coalition Not One Penny which is running anti-tax bill ads in states “aimed at vulnerable Republican incumbents.”

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