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April 10, 2006

Dean Baker's Beat The Press

Economist Dean Baker now has his own bleeeeeertp called Beat the Press, focusing exclusively on media malfeasance regarding economics.

You may remember Baker as the man who did more than any other one person to stop Bush's plans for Social Security. Or as author of the Economics Reporting Review, which his new site largely replaces. Or as a frequent contributor to MaxSpeak! Or as a pre-WW II chancellor of Romania, in which case your memory has served you badly.

In any case, it will be well worth visiting the site regularly. The first post focuses on the highly confusing way the media uses numbers.

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