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Thursday, May 11, 2006
CNS' Anti-Democrat Slant
A May 11 article by Susan Jones starts out with the promise of a balanced presentation:

Darned Republicans, say Democrats, giving more tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. Darned Democrats, say Republicans, opposing a bill that will encourage further economic growth.

And so goes the long-running argument in Washington over tax-cut legislation.

But the balance ends there, and Jones resorts to anti-Democratic, pro-Republican spin that CNS just loves. At one point, Jones writes, "Democrats frequently resort to emotional arguments intended to make those who are not wealthy resent those who are," but she makes no similarly pejorative comment about Republicans. In fact, she implicitly praises the Republicans' tax plan, writing, "Some analysts say extending the tax cut on investments will goose the stock market and juice the economy, just as earlier tax cuts did."

Posted by Terry K. at 6:33 PM EDT

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