ABC News’s “Idiot[ic,]” “Train Wreck” of a Story

Read the ABC News article that Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum calls a “train wreck” (and the author of which Drum dubs “Moron of the Day”), TNR’s Jonathan Chait suggests was written by an “idiot reporter,” and Josh Marshall considers “both sad and funny” (offering the following summary: “ABC reporter who doesn’t understand how income taxes work finds rich people who don’t know either and makes a story out of it.”)


Liz Cox Barrett is a freelance writer and graphic designer in Kalispell, Montana. She worked as a newspaper journalist in Denver and Kalispell for 20 years.