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Washington Post Headline Encapsulates Press Corps Attitude

As the weekend ends, catching up with a Wednesday Washington Post article which encapsulated how journalists are revolted by conservative economic policy and upset at how an aversion to tax hikes may prevent passage of Obama's health care takeover. "Health Reform Threatened by Conservatives' Anti-Tax Fantasy" read the headline over a Wednesday "Business" section column by Steven Pearlstein, a former reporter now freer to express his personal opinions which likely reflect the perspectives of his colleagues still in daily journalism.

Lead paragraph of Pearlstein's July 29 column:

Nothing has been more damaging to rational discourse about economic policy than the notion, peddled relentlessly by Republican conservatives and accepted by too many centrist Democrats, that raising taxes is always and everywhere bad for the economy.

- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center