Latest PJ Media Column (‘The L.A. Times’ Fiscal Fantasies’) Is Up; David Lauter’s LA Times Item Requires Corrections
It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Monday (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.
The column critiques a Times Politics Now blog post (HT to frequent NewsBusters commenter and tipster Gary Hall) by David Lauter (“Four facts about the national debt you may not know”), which claims that:
- “The U.S. debt burden is starting to decline.”
- “By that measure” (Lauter uses national debt held by the public compared to gross domestic product) “the debt grew rapidly during most of President George W. Bush’s tenure.”
The PJ Media column proves both statements to be false, and obviously so.
I have submitted a request for corrections to the LA Times’ Readers Representative through its online form, as seen below:
UPDATE, Oct. 20: Patterico has posted about the column, and also plans to demand a correction.