Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Disability Rights Advocates Accuse Washington Post Of Perpetuating ‘Myths’ About Benefits

Disability Rights Advocates Accuse Washington Post Of Perpetuating ‘Myths’ About Benefits: Disability rights advocates and a leading Democratic think tank are livid at The Washington Post over a March 30 front-page story on the prevalence of disability benefits in rural America. The newspaper claimed that “as many as one-third of working-age adults” in rural communities receive disability benefits. But as the Center for American Progress calculated ― and The Huffington Post confirmed by looking at the raw data ― that proportion holds true in only one county in the entire country.

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