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Washington’s Post-Fact Press Corps


Politico today features a story by Jennifer Epstein detailing 10 proposals from Obama’s previous State of the Union addresses that were mostly frustrated.   The report begins with an utter distortion that is nearly universal in Washington reporting:

“Perhaps the proposal that generated the most conversation was Simpson-Bowles, which began with Obama’s 2010 State of the Union proposal for the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Its recommendations were never adopted — Obama himself didn’t support them — but the broad strokes have helped shape Washington’s discussions of spending and deficits since.”

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