Wednesday, November 26, 2008

MSM Manipulation: Part 256,749

NewsBusters notes disparate treatment.

As the Christmas shopping season went into full swing in 2005, I sensed that journalists in general have a strong preference for using the term "holiday shopping" instead of "Christmas shopping" when covering business and commerce, but that when it came to people losing their jobs, they preferred to describe layoffs as relating to "Christmas."

My instincts have been proven correct, as you can see below from the results of three different sets of Google News searches in November and December in each of the last three years

IOW, there is no "Christmas" unless it's important to call up E. Scrooge.

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