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November 25, 2006

Black Friday Bias

They almost make it too easy. Mary Katherine Ham compares the media coverage of last year's Black Friday with this year's.

In both cases, strong retail numbers. But last year -- before Nancy Pelosi singlehandedly ushered in a New Age of Freedom from Want, the coverage was decidedly more downbeat, with "reluctant shoppers" "lured" to spend their last few bits only by discounts on shoddy cut-rate goods and irregular mutton.

And now -- "Black Friday Starts Off Holiday Season With a Bang." (AP/Reuters, naturally.)

They're not even hiding it.


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