Media fail on Wisconsin and public employee pensions

David Cay Johnston, columnist for the Tax Analysts web site and a Pulitzer Prize-winning former reporter for the New York Times, calls out the mainstream press’ inaccurate reporting on public worker pensions:

Johnston goes into more detail in his column, Really Bad Reporting in Wisconsin. When the news media continue to parrot the kinds of falsehoods Johnston describes, they leave the public vulnerable to dangerous propaganda and demagoguery. By the way, Johnston’s books, Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch, both of which describe the inequities in the American tax system, are well worth reading.