MSNBC’s Brian Williams and NYT Editorial Board Member Mara Gay showed off their questionable math skills Thursday when Williams read a tweet on-air about Bloomberg's incredible campaign spending: "Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. U.S. Population, 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million." Of course, the actual math is closer to $1.50 each.
Gay not only didn't see the problem with the math, she kicked it up a notch and backed Williams all the way: “It’s an incredible way of putting it. It’s true. It’s disturbing.”
It would be a lot funnier if these people didn't have real influence over what so many Americans think. Watch below.
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"— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 6, 2020
NYT Editorial Board Member Mara Gay: “It’s an incredible way of putting it. It’s true. It’s disturbing”
It's $1.53 per person pic.twitter.com/dIiwCESgh8
Here's a screencap of the tweet in question. The Twitter user that originally sent it out has since taken her account private.
Jason Meister, who is an advisory board member for President Trump's re-election campaign, pointed out how many people must have been involved before this mistake made it on-air. Graphics were even created for the segment. This wasn't just some off-the-cuff moment.
“It’s nearly impossible to comprehend the [number] of failures that needed to occur in order for this to air on national television,” he tweeted.
The really scary part about this botched math story is how many people had to see and approve it before it even went on the air.— Wayne Dupree 🎙🎥 (@WayneDupreeShow) March 6, 2020
We're being told how to live, speak, behave, and vote by a smug elite media that is stone-cold-stupid.https://t.co/kLxHbN8H4b