Journalists not great at math, I guess

"MSNBC’s Brian Williams reads a tweet: “Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. U.S. Population, 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million”

NYT Editorial Board Member Mara Gay: “It’s an incredible way of putting it. It’s true. It’s disturbing”

Truly disturbing how the brainwashing is pushing people to make these conclusions!

We’re going to have to change it again.
Was fake news, then very fake news, now very fake and dumb news.

lol. well everyone makes mistakes. no need to blow up.

yeah except there’s mistakes and then there’s mistakes. Saying that Bloomberg has enough money to give every US citizen a million bucks shows a total lack of understanding of numbers and the economy as a whole. Once listened to a politician talk about budgets and noticed that he didn’t really understand the difference between a million and a billion. Yeah, rock on, just a difference of three zeros. No biggie.

If politicians were smart, they’d talk about illions: 10 illion dollars, 350 illion euro, and so on. Let the listener fill in the initial consonant(s).

Ohai, always sucking up to his corporate masters.