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NYT Misleads on Federal Spending with a Seriously Bad Headline

Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:10
The headline of an NYT story told readers: "out of debt ceiling fight, some see a bit of stability on federal spending." While the headline might lead readers to believe something like the deal restrained out of control spending, the article says nothing like this. The article is referring to the budget process which has become chaotic since the Republicans took control of the House. It does not focus on the levels of spending, which were projected to fall relative to the size of the economy even before the debt ceiling deal.
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obsession or fetish?
written by Union Member, August 28, 2011 1:48

obsession: an idea or thought that continually occupies or
intrudes on a person's mind.

fetish: a course of action to which one has an excessive or
irrational commitment.

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