Vox is the left wing website known for dumbing down everything on the internet, claiming that Israel planned to shut down a bridge that connected Gaza with the West Bank, and making a ridiculously inaccurate video attempting explain the Arab-Israeli conflict in ten minutes. One of its staffers, Matthew Yglesias, tweeted today,
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 5, 2016
If this was supposed to be sarcastic or a joke, well, it’s not funny. At all.
He was referring to the concept of risk-weighted capital requirements for banks, which is a concept that Federal Reserve and other global bank regulators use today. In light of Vox’s record of egregious errors, however, I have a hard time believing that Yglesias understands what that means.
H/T Omri Ceren
Update: If there’s a bright side to this, it’s the responses the tweet generated.
— Jaime Mendoza (@J_Mendoza8) February 5, 2016
— your best friend! (@int0c) February 5, 2016
— Mike Larson (@MLThePerformer) February 5, 2016
— Daniel Bobke (@DanielBobke) February 5, 2016
— Chris Caragianis (@brohammersdad) February 5, 2016
— Gabriel Brönnimann (@broennimann) February 5, 2016
— Ym Levine (@ymlevine) February 5, 2016
— sarah (@ohyougatherer) February 5, 2016
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