Rumination Value-Engineered Into Incoherence
It's not bias--it's a reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Daily_News#Historic_front_pagesThere are no easy buckets on this court.
The original was meant to bury Ford in the upcoming election, which it did. That's media bias then, and it has the same purpose now.http://althouse.blogspot.com/2005/07/ford-to-city-drop-dead.html
Althouse is pretty credulous in that link. Five words published in one newspaper over a year before the election did not cost Ford the race (1976 was close, and a lot of states could have tipped the balance). And even if it did, it wouldn't prove bias. The Post has always gone for colorful headlines, and the endurance of that one is proof that they did their job well. Since then, it's become shorthand for anyone denying the possibility of a government-backed bailout, as the congressional GOP (to their credit, I suspect) is currently doing.
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