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When Greenspan speaks


When Greenspan speaks

Post, Times dont even come close to agreeing on what Fed Chairman has to say.

By Dan Gainor
April 22,  2005

     Its rare that The New York Times ignores a chance to push for tax increases, but it was the case yesterday. Over at The Washington Post, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspans comments before the Senate Budget Committee yesterday were described that he expects tax increases to be part of any eventual agreement to reduce the federal budget deficit. The Times took another approach entirely and focused on Greenspans call to reduce the deficit.

     Sometimes, its easy to see how differently two newspapers look at a story. Just compare how different the two headlines appear:

Washington Post
Greenspan Says He Expects Tax Increases

New York Times
Greenspan Urges Congress to Rein in Federal Benefits

     This disparity is common any time Greenspan speaks. Reporters and editors either pick apart the statement to come up with a unique story or sometimes they simply disagree.

     For a more involved comparison between the two stories, take a look for yourself:

Greenspan Says He Expects Tax Increases

Greenspan Urges Congress to Rein in Federal Benefits