The R-Word

Friday, January 11, 2008


With a tricky definition and a lag-time to compile statistics, it may take up to a year to know if we are indeed in a recession right now. In the meantime, the media speculate. Critics from the left and right weigh in on whether the media jump the gun by invoking the R-word and David Wessel, economics editor for the Wall Street Journal, explains the word's place in the newsroom.

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Eric Goebelbecker from Maywood, NJ


Q: What's the difference between Chris Matthews and Bill O'Reilly?

A: Sometimes Chris Matthews is deliberately entertaining.

Jan. 12 2008 12:42 PM
andrew hennessy from D.C.

Why do I hear you all using the term the “liberal media?” The “liberal media” is stated as a given. The “liberal media” is the only conspiracy theory that the allegedly liberal media is willing to accept? Please explain that to me. Why are using the term? Are their any studies demonstrating that the media is liberal? I am aware of studies demonstrating a conservative bias in the media.

Jan. 12 2008 09:03 AM

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