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Monday, April 23, 2012
Terry Jeffrey Keeps the CNS Anti-Obama Propaganda Train Rolling

We've documented how Terry Jeffrey is no longer even pretending his is a "news" operation, turning it into an anti-Obama propaganda mill. He does it again in an April 18 article:

In the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal government’s debt has increased by $5,027,761,476,484.56.


The $5,027,761,476,484.56 that the debt has increased during Obama's presidency equals $16,043.39 for every one of the 313,385,295 people the Census Bureau now estimates live in the United States.

As we noted the last time Jeffrey did this, there's no journalistic reason for Jeffrey to replace the perfectly functional (and stylistically correct, AP-wise) word "trillion" with the full number down the penny. That's a political judgment Jeffrey made solely to illustrate his right-wing, anti-Obama agenda.

Jeffrey is being dishonest in another way too. Suggesting that Obama polices are solely responsible for all debt accumulated under his presidency ignores the fact that the legacy of policies implemented make up much of that debt.

Posted by Terry K. at 7:24 AM EDT

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