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Skipping The F Word

The WashPost tries to avoid the word “filibuster” in today’s Bolton story. The headline is “Democrats Extend Debate on Bolton,” not “Democrats Filibuster Bolton” or even “Democrats Block Bolton.” Reporter Charles Babington began, “Senate Democrats refused to end debate on John R. Bolton’s nomination,” waiting two and a half paragraphs to get to the F word, despite the fact that it’s awfully relevant to the week’s theme of Media-Appointed Majority Leader John McCain’s Eternal Deal for Peace and Harmony.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...


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