Politico is either a payola or public relations outlet, but news isn't what they're delivering.
Dear Dick -- I can call you Dick, can't I?
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem."
All of the right wing noise about Obamacare is really intended as cover for their true targets: Social Security and Medicare.
60 Minutes, what happened to your integrity?
This Sunday's episode of <i>60 Minutes</i> was a brilliant case study in the media's ability to manipulate the public mind. The entire hour is worth studying, if only as one of the most illuminating and sophisticated examples of media manipulation in recent memory.
Now that we know the Reinhart-Rogoff study is nonsense, it shouldn't surprise you to discover Pete Peterson's little pawprints all over it.
Chained CPI is a bad idea and an unnecessary concession. Stand up and tell the White House to take it off the table.
I guess PBS decided that "Fix the Debt" campaign's Steve Rattner wasn't getting quite enough air time with his near daily appearances on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
We've always believed Fix the Debt was nothing more than Astroturf. The Nation's special issue digs into the backers and their motives.
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