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If House Members Who Voted for Energy Bill Are Out on a Limb, It is Only Because of Bad Reporting

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Tuesday, 27 July 2010 06:57
The Washington Post reported that House Democrats who voted for the energy bill are worried that it will hurt them in the election because their opponents have labeled it as a job killer. It would have been worth noting that there is no reason to believe that the bill would have led to a substantial loss of jobs. If opponents of the bill are able to score political points by describing the bill as a job killer it is only because the media have done a poor job in describing its impact.
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written by fuller schmidt, July 27, 2010 10:42
The lamestream media never points out facts like this. It's as if all news reporters now were once sports reporters.
the horse race uber alles
written by frankenduf, July 27, 2010 1:18
good call fuller schmidt- olbermann used to pontificate about the yanks chances
No Surprise
written by libhomo, July 28, 2010 6:35
It's no surprise that a corporate media outlet is pandering to large oil and coal corporations.

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Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, his latest being The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive. Read more about Dean.

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