Top Newspapers Warn Debt Deal's Spending Cuts Will 'Weaken' and 'Undermine' Economy
Remarkable uniformity amongst some major national newspapers on Tuesday as they simultaneously worried about how the supposed spending 'cuts' in the debt-ceiling deal will harm the economy.
As USA Today put it the top of the 'cover story' for the 'Money' section: 'Spending cuts could further weaken economy.'
Echoing that theme, from the Washington Post's front page: 'Deal risks undermining fragile growth'
On page 2 of the August 2 Wall Street Journal: 'Deal Seen as Mild Drag on Economy'
And, from a Los Angeles Times front page plug for an interior article: 'Deal offers little to boost economy'
Inside, that story carried this headline (at least online): 'Debt ceiling deal casts a bleak light on the future'
Online, USA Today changed the print edition's 'Spending cuts could further weaken economy,' to : 'Spending cuts could face headwinds this year: a weak economy.'
- Brent Baker is Vice President for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center. Click here to follow Brent Baker on Twitter.