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  •  Of course they're wrong (5+ / 0-)

    As James Fallows pointed out (link in the diary):

    As a matter of journalism, any story that presents the disagreements as a "standoff," a "showdown," a "failure of leadership," a sign of "partisan gridlock," or any of the other usual terms for political disagreement, represents a failure of journalism*** and an inability to see or describe what is going on. For instance: the "dig in their heels" headline you see below, which is from a proprietary newsletter I read this morning, and about which I am leaving off the identifying details.

    This isn't "gridlock." It is a ferocious struggle within one party, between its traditionalists and its radical factions, with results that unfortunately can harm all the rest of us -- and, should there be a debt default, could harm the rest of the world too.

    Your beliefs don't make you a better person. Your behavior does.

    by skohayes on Tue Oct 01, 2013 at 06:58:43 AM PDT

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