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Dean Baker Reads the Washington Post So We Don't Have to: Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? Department

Dean Baker:

How Can an Election Result be "Shrill?": If the Washington Post doesn't like it. That would explain the lead sentence of its lead front page story on the elections in France and Greece on Sunday: "The shrill anti-incumbent message that has emerged from a pair of European elections carries a threat to the U.S. economic recovery and a political warning for President Obama, whose reelection prospects could hinge on whether the economy can improve." Other newspapers might leave such editorializing for the opinion pages…. The substance in this statement is also not especially accurate…

If you seek to know why the world would be a better place if the Washington Post were to shut down its presses immediately, look around you.

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