Monday, April 27, 2009

Media malfeasance: missing context edition

In reading this WSJ piece on BOA being forced into the Merrill Lynch merger, you'll notice the glaring omission of two very important words. Those being, "Bush administration." The article is careful to make the villian here "the government" and fails to add the significant context that this occurred under the 'leadership' of George W. Bush.

Interestingly, I just posted on this very subject yesterday at DetNews and the NYT article I linked to also failed to mention the Paulson was Bush's man. How subtly their framing designed to undermine Obama's agenda does manifest.

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2 Comments:

Blogger James Wolfer said...

The Republicans want to blame this whole mess on the election Barack Obama. But they had no problems blaming all of Bush's failures on Clinton. Hypocrites.

8:24:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

The hyposcrisy is strong in them James.

9:55:00 PM  

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