NYT Still Playing Up Public’s Deficit Panic

Blogger Ben Somberg (7/3/10) notes that the New York Times is still telling readers that there isserious public concern about the budget deficit. This time the story is the debate within the Obama administration:

Political advisers are channeling the widespread public anger at deficits while the economic team argues that the government should further spur the economy to avert another recession.

For more on this, go to FAIR’s recent alert (6/24/10), “Inventing a Nation of Deficit Hawks.”

About Peter Hart

Activism Director and and Co-producer of CounterSpinPeter Hart is the activism director at FAIR. He writes for FAIR's magazine Extra! and is also a co-host and producer of FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin. He is the author of The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (Seven Stories Press, 2003). Hart has been interviewed by a number of media outlets, including NBC Nightly News, Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and the Associated Press. He has also appeared on Showtime and in the movie Outfoxed. Follow Peter on Twitter at @peterfhart.