June 27, 2002

WorldCom debacle…

Playing the WorldCom Blame Game (washingtonpost.com) Media Notes by Howard Kurtz. In today’s column, Kurtz considers how politicians have already begun to whip their opposition with the WorldCom debacle, as if the Democrats or the Republicans had anything to do with deceptive accounting. The “blame game” is a shallow political tactic that, unfortunately, works when one side wins the battle of definitions. Politics is a language game. Who gets stuck with WorldCom will be determined by the side that spins it best. Never mind that the blame should actually go to corporate greed, something neither Democrats nor Republicans can control.

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