In a prime example of how bias and propaganda-geared ‘news’ segments are, on CNBC, a guest host was caught on the microphone claiming that Democratic Congressman Gregory Meeks was supporting arguments that were a ‘crock of shit.’
The interview for the brainless viewers showed a cordial interchange between Meeks and guest host Sam Zell.
Zell is a billionaire investor who engaged the congressman concerning the recent decision by Amazon to ditch moving their second headquarters to New York.
Meeks is one of several state democrats trying to get the company to come back, thus bringing the jobs and revenue the state desperately needs. But according to billionaire Zell, that’s a ‘crock.’ He apparently thinks that people shouldn’t get work or have a way to make ends meet… but he’s not willing to state that in public… at least, if he knows he’s on air.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was one of the opponents to the move, and claimed that the billions in tax breaks the company would receive would be better spent on improving the subway and other infrastructure problems.
Of course, she was chided for her insane ignorance concerning the way tax ‘breaks’ work. If there is no company there to pay taxes, they don’t get any breaks.
The withdrawal was a serious blow to the state that is falling apart.
“I think it’s a sad day for New York,” Meeks said when Amazon ditched the deal in February. “This was a long-term investment in the city.”
During his appearance on Squawk Box yesterday, Meeks said in particular that the deal would have benefited minorities in the state. “I do believe we got to be inclusive in any deals, though.”
“Same here,” Zell responded.
Yet, once the segment was over and Zell apparently thought the network had gone to a commercial, he was caught saying, “What a crock of shit.”
Melissa Lee was visibly stunned, and tried to cover saying, “Squawk Box, where anything can happen.”
Meeks, however, was not happy at being called out by a billionaire.
“Sam Zell should explain what about minority inclusion in economic development is a “crock of shit”, and why city’s like NY and Chicago shouldn’t bake those requirements into tax incentives.
Sam Zell should explain what about minority inclusion in economic development is a “crock of shit”, and why city’s like NY and Chicago shouldn’t bake those requirements into tax incentives.
— Rep. Gregory Meeks (@RepGregoryMeeks) March 6, 2019
But, many people point out that this sort of blatant lying is par for the course during network segments, the only difference here is that Zell got caught.
Watch the video below: