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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

11th Hour Deal to End US Shutdown, Avoid Default

Temporary Fix Could Result in January Repeat; World Tense

Sequester Still in Place; Congress Still Supports Austerity During Recession 


Comment

The tragic reality is that the Christian Right/Republican/Tea Party-engineered government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis has brought pain and misery to millions of Americans, has cost the country billions of dollars in lost economic activity, and has done irreparable harm to the nation's reputation and image. People around the globe are understandably disgusted by the ways in which Washington has threatened the peace and security of the world.

It's inexcusable that the corporate media persist in promoting a false narrative of equivalence under cover of an obsolete notion of objectivity. Every good journalist knows objectivity is a dangerous myth; fairness and accuracy are the ideals of truly professional journalists.