where brave politicians go
'But who exactly wants to cut Social Security and Medicare? Not many people, according to this recent Washington Post poll: Just 17 percent supported cutting Medicare benefits, and 21 percent said the same for Social Security. These are policy ideas that never poll very well. But for elite media the "middle" is where brave politicians go in order to slash benefits for everyone else.
'... The implication is that both "extremes" will be unhappy, and maybe that means the "middle" is happy? But that's a middle that exists only in the corporate media's mind.'
Peter Hart, activism director at
Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting
(FAIR) and co-producer of CounterSpin