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Bad news on Social Security

Pete Peterson, “the retired Wall Street billionaire who wants to loot Social Security,” has “created a digital news agency he dubs ‘The Fiscal Times’ and hired eight seasoned reporters to do the work there,” writes William Greider.

The agency is “jointly producing content” with the Washington Post – first out, an article shilling for Peterson’s agenda, a fiscal reform commission that could bypass Congressional debate to cut Social Security and Medicare.

“No serious newspaper would publish a piece from an obviously interested party like the Peterson Foundation as a news story,” comments Dean Baker. “Apparently the Post decided that its future no longer is in serious news.”

[More on the article’s bias from the Campaign for America’s Future, including a letter to the Post ombudsperson from a group of scholars and advocates.]

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