News coverage of Wednesday’s hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on infrastructure spending as economic stimulus, “Investing in Infrastructure: The Road to Recovery“:
- Associated Press, “Governors, mayors ask Washington for fiscal help“
- New York Times, “Public Works Projects Promoted at Hearing“
- Daily Record (NJ), “Corzine supports 2nd stimulus bill“
- Wall Street Journal, “Factions Lobby to Shape Possible New Stimulus“
- The Hill, “Support for 2nd stimulus strengthening“
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “Oberstar looks to job-creating infrastructure projects“
- Washington Post, “Critics Say Roads Projects Won’t Jump-Start Economy“
The Post’s story, played on the front of the Business Section, shows the kind of editorial judgement and bias that make people dislike the mainstream media. Rather than cover the hearing’s news — generally pro-infrastructure investment — seek out the most strenous critics you can find and make that the news.
Pretty clearly you have an editor or two who think the idea of infrastructure as economic stimulus is crap, and they’re going to help the poor, befuddled reader reach that same conclusion. Thanks, guys! Couldn’t judge the arguments without your assistance.
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