Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Washington Post Shills for Auto Bailout...

...perhaps because they hope the legacy media is next in line to recieve some no-strings taxpayer cash?

Buried on page D8, we find another story (like yesterday's on "global warming") that tried to tell us that up is, in fact, down:

55 percent of those polled oppose the latest plan that Chrysler, Ford and General Motors executives pitched to Congress last week, on par with public opposition to earlier, pricier efforts. But with 42 percent support, the new request for up to $14 billion in emergency loans has more backers than previous proposals to secure up to $34 billion in loan guarantees.

And right next to a picture of a GMC office building, we get this caption:

With the support of 42 percent polled, a new request for up to $14 billion in loans for the auto industry has more backers than previous proposals.

So it's not the 55% of the country that is opposed (69% of Republicans, 57% of Independants, and Democrats splitting among regional lines..even union households only approve 44-42%) that matters...it's the fact that 42% of the people approve that's "newsworthy"! Hey, people are finally starting to see things the same way as the Washington Post's editorial staff! Finally!

Bottom line: A story about bailout opposition that crosses party and class lines gets buried in section D, page 8, and is warped into a story about "more backers" for these loans.

Same way they skew their political reporting, I reckon...

Shoot - if our alleged leadership were in place in the early 1900's, we'd still be subsidizing buggy whip manufacturers...

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