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  • How to Bury Inconvenient News

    Washington Post assistant managing editor Eugene Robinson believes that anyone who opposes a federal government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler is a “lunatic.” So how does The Washington Post deal with the fact that their latest survey shows 55% of the American people oppose that very bailout? Well you bury it on page D8 of course:

    Majority of Public Opposes Auto Rescue
    Poll Finds Most Blame Industry for Problems, Believe Failure Won’t Hurt Economy

    By Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta
    Washington Post Staff Writers
    Tuesday, December 16, 2008; D08

    Most Americans continue to oppose a government-backed rescue plan for Detroit’s Big Three automakers as majorities blame the industry for its own problems and are unconvinced failure would hurt the economy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

    Overall, 55 percent of those polled oppose the latest plan that Chrysler, Ford and General Motors executives pitched to Congress last week, on par with public opposition to earlier, pricier efforts. But with 42 percent support, the new request for up to $14 billion in emergency loans has more backers than previous proposals to secure up to $34 billion in loan guarantees.

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