Tuesday, July 13, 2004

A 'Slow News Week'? 

I'm posting from Maryland this week, and the front page of today's Washington Post reads like an actual parody of Bush-era "news":
Roadless Rules for Forests Set Aside
USDA Plans to Reverse Clinton Prohibitions

The Bush administration said yesterday it plans to overturn a Clinton-era rule that made nearly 60 million acres of national forest off-limits to road-building and logging, setting aside one of the most sweeping land preservation measures in decades.

'We Were Right to Go Into Iraq,' Bush Says
President Seeks to Offset Senate Panel's Findings
I particularly love this kind of headline. He "seeks" to "offset" the panel's findings? This is diction at its most tortured. "Offset"? Do they mean "Deny"? As in, "President Seeks to Deny Panel's Findings by Continuing to Lie, Whine and Bluster?"
GE Lobbyists Mold Tax Bill
Oh, OK! Awesome!

Well, that's today's news. Do people really want four more years of front pages like this?


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