‘Peak jackassery’! Vox: Americans are too dumb to grasp O-care’s awesomeness

Yep — and Vox is counting on it.

Last week, Ezra Klein informed us that all those Obamacare cancellation stories were “mostly hype.” Vox.com, his precious “general interest news site for the 21st century” is hard at work again today, putting us peons in our place:

Yeah, that’s pretty much the gist of Vox-er Sarah Kliff’s piece. Have a look:

In other words, you stupid Americans are really, really stupid.

Of course Americans thinking Obamacare sucks has nothing to do with the fact that Obamacare actually, you know, sucks:

Oregon’s working just fine!

What Vox was saying is that we just don’t know what’s good for us.

Peak jackassery … for now. We’ve already convinced ourselves that Vox will find a way to out-jackass itself again soon enough.

Heh. Ezra Klein and Vox are free to interpret data however they want to, facts be damned. And we’re free to call them out on their hackery.

For what it’s worth, we rather like this take:


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