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Bloomberg Business Week Misleads in Headline and Opening in Covering Social Security Trustees' 2012 Report

At Bloomberg Business Week, the distortion of what the Social Security system's trustees told the public on Monday began with its headline and opening sentence. The headline: "Social Security Fund to Run Out in '35: Trustees." Any reader would assume that the reference is to the situation with the retirement and disability programs combined, as both are collectively referred to as "Social Security.
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Fox Distorts Trustees' Report To Fearmonger About Social Security And Medicare

US Politics / Liberal : Media Matters for America (3 years ago)

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US Politics / Conservative : Say Anything Blog (2 years ago)

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