The Corner

George Goes Easy

Brent Baker notes that in an interview with Howard Dean, taped aboard the ABC News campaign bus and shown on Sunday’s This Week, Dean repeatedly made the fallacious claim that the bottom 60 percent only got an average tax cut of $304 in the Bush plan. But the “Annenberg Political Fact Check” Web page pounced on Dean’s claim as made in an earlier debate: “Half of all U.S. households got more than $470 according to the Tax Policy Center. Dean arrives at his figure by averaging in the cuts received by the bottom 60% of households, which includes all those who paid no taxes in the first place and thus got no cut.”

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...