The “Bailout” Artists: A Roster of Shame

I clearly spend too much time reading blogs, because I stupidly thought it

was only right-leaning bloggers who would be so thoughtless as to refer

to the mortgage-freeze plan as a bailout. Tinbox, however, notes

that in fact it’s the press which is most at fault here. Herewith, then, a roster

of shame, confined only to high-profile news organizations using the term in

the headline:

BusinessWeek: "What

the Mortgage Bailout Means For You", "Investors

Back the Bailout, Cautiously"

Financial Times: "Bush’s

subprime bailout"

Fortune: "Paulson’s

bailout may boost GOP’s prospects"

ABC News: "Who

Qualifies for Bush’s Mortgage Bailout Plan?"

New York Post: "Bush’s

Subprime Bailout Lacks Concrete Details"

Chicago Sun-Times: "Bailout

not for all"

Etc., etc., etc. The Getting It Right prize, interestingly goes to Jim Cramer,

of all people, with "Bush Subprime

Plan Not a Bailout".

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