March 23, 2006

WaPo Civil War Update

If you have been reading Atrios lately you already know all about the WaPo's new Bush-loving baby blogger, Ben “Red America” Domenech. It's all part of the WaPo's effort to be as "fair and balanced" as FOX News.

So now today the WaPo publishes details of how millions of dollars in government grants are flowing to "faith-based" Bush allies, which in reality amount to little more than slush funds. And how does the WaPo introduce this (potentially explosive) piece? Fair and balanced, that's how!
For years, conservatives have complained about what they saw as the liberal tilt of federal grant money. Taxpayer funds went to abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood to promote birth control, and groups closely aligned with the AFL-CIO got Labor Department grants to run worker-training programs.

In the Bush administration, conservatives are discovering that turnabout is fair play...
UPDATE: The reverse side of this, of course, is the huge cuts to valid welfare spending in Bush's budget. Alternet's main story this week - The Budget and the Damage Done - look at the impact on real lives.

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