MSNBC humiliated themselves again on national television in such a way that one must question everything they ever reported.
They flunked basic math during an on-air debacle and this mistake was telling – they wanted to get to a point at first, but then worked backward to try to make the statistics fit their narrative.
They went after Bloomberg but the real point was money in politics and they brought out an analyst to drive home the point and even had an on-air graphic ready for the segment.
This also means that even more people from their team were involved in the debacle and no one checked the accuracy of the claims.
Truly astounding. They smugly ran a segment claiming Bloomberg spent $500 million to lose the primary and he could have done so much more with the money – like give every American a million dollars.
There are 320 million Americans and it sounds like a great idea until you actually do the math and realize that each American would get a little over $1, not $1million.
Pretty embarrassing for a team with long experience in reporting. By the way, MSNBC’s expert Mara Gay also works for the New York Times.