- Making News: Corporate Tax Bill
Forget the Columbus Day holiday and forget the deficit. The Senate yesterday joined the House in passing a massive corporate tax break. President Bush is expected to sign it, despite harsh words last week from his own Treasury Secretary. Jonathan Weisman, who writes about economics for the Washington Post, does not share the President's optimism that the bill will discourage outsourcing of manufacturing and consumer services.
- Reporter's Notebook: An Attack on Kerry in Primetime, and Democrats Cry Foul
The Sinclair Broadcast Group calls it news. The Kerry campaign calls it political propaganda. At issue is Stolen Honor, a film that Sinclair has ordered 62 TV stations to run in almost 25 percent of US media markets. The Democratic National Committee is going to court to try to prevent the broadcast. Robert Thompson, who runs the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse University, says the matter combines issues of journalism, ownership, propaganda and deregulation.
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