Accuracy in Media

The use of the word “grilled” is synonymous with asking politicians biased questions, at least for Today host Savannah Guthrie.

Guthrie was interviewing House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a key architect of tax reform legislation, and used a quote on tax reform from former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

She then asked the following question about tax reform: “Are you living in a fantasy world?”

“I would compare that anecdote to just the surveys of businesses like the National Association of Manufacturers, which show the vast majority of businesses are going to do just what we say — reinvest in their workers, reinvest in their factories, pay people more money, higher wages,” Ryan said.

The media jumped on this video clip, with Time calling it a grilling of Paul Ryan on TV, and The Week and Mediaite agreed.

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