Accuracy in Media

MSNBC’s Joy Reid was quick to criticize recipients of the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program as favoring right-leaning groups at the expense of struggling small businesses while omitting liberal left-leaning companies and organizations which also received funds to pay their employees during the pandemic.

Some of the PPP recipients that Reid conveniently left out included the Boies Schiller Flexner law firm, whose chairman David Boies represented former Vice President Al Gore in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case that decided the 2000 presidential election, to the tune of between $5 million and $10 million.

Others receiving at least $150,000 in loans include the Ohio Democratic Party and The American Prospect, a liberal magazine.

The PPP program has been riddled with problems from the start, and the approval process was slow and sloppy, but it didn’t favor one political side over the other as Reid intimates.

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