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Fort Dix Plot Not Front-Page Material for USA Today

It might seem obvious, but the Fort Dix terrorist plot is on the front page of The New York Times and The Washington Post today. Not so, however, for USA Today, which is displaying odd news judgment. Its splashy story is “Bush’s reasons for staying in Iraq not getting traction,” a new USA Today-Gallup poll with more bad news for Bush. But what else graces McPaper’s front page?
The other story at the very top is “Concerns arise over consumer nominee: As lobbyist, he tried to block law reducing risk of cigarette fires.” That would be Michael Baroody, the nominee to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission, opposed by eight (read: liberal) “public interest groups.”
On the bottom of page one: “Showing her heart, teen golfer determined to play on.” MacKinzie Kline is a top teen amateur golfer despite a complicated heart defect.
The Fort Dix plot is on page two.

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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