Now this is pretty hilarious. Foxnews.com has had a bunch of stories on their front page today screaming about the government shutdown. Their top story broadcasted Republicans like Boehner and McConnell saying, predictably, that Democrats are to blame for the shutdown. But read the frothing insanity that is the comment section on Fox's stories, and you find that most of their readers embrace the shutdown as a Tea Party success.
So what does Fox do? Presto chango, all of the stories on the front page have replaced the word 'shutdown' with the word 'slimdown', with all of the positive connotations usually associated with that term.
The new headlines at
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A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN? Not really — turns out it's more of a SLIMDOWNYes, Virginia, a steady diet of Fox News causes the brain to shut down.
Gov't slimdown to be felt beyond Capitol Hill |
Much of government remains open in slimdown
Obama signs bill to pay military during slimdown |
Gov't slimdown will ground NASA almost entirely
How to visit national parks during partial slimdown |
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