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Ruth Marcus Is Unhappy That Partisans in Today's Politics Have Their Own Facts

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 07:00

Good complaint, maybe she can talk to the Washington Post's editorial board who are such huge supporters of NAFTA that they decided that Mexico's GDP had quadrupled from 1987 to 2007. The data show a rise of just 83 percent. It would be great if the country had newspapers that didn't insist on inventing their own reality to advance their agenda.

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written by medgeek, March 13, 2013 1:12
Near the beginning of the article, Marcus writes "...Paul Krugman, he of the don’t-worry, be-happy approach to the federal deficit..." which is not his stand and could easily have been said by Scarborough.

Kathy Hochul won the special election for New York's 26th congressional district in 2010 after the Chris Lee fiasco. She won partly by pointing out that Ryan's budget #1 would end medicare as we know it, which is true. Asked to comment on this on one of the talking head shows, Marcus said "mediscare works." I lost all respect for her and haven't read her since (until I clicked on your link).

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