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'Drastic Deregulation'
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One of the clearest signals of bias in the press comes in the adjectives and adverbs the reporters and editors hurl. At the end of a New York Times "news" article about a party-line 3-2 vote on hiring a lawyer for a staff job at the Federal Trade Commission comes this paragraph:

Mr. Smith's selection comes at a time of drastic deregulation of financial services — especially enforcement of laws meant to protect poor people — led by Mick Mulvaney, the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In recent weeks, Mr. Mulvaney has scaled back the bureau's investigations into student loan abuses and payday lenders while calling for the elimination of an online database of complaints against banks.

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Minnesota Alcohol Shutdown
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The Wall Street Journal has a news article on how the Minnesota government shutdown is threatening alcoholic beverage sales: "More than 300 bars and liquor stores can't buy beer, wine or liquor to sell to consumers because their $20 alcohol-purchasing licenses, known as buyer's cards, have expired, a casualty of the July 1 shutdown...Meanwhile, state officials told MillerCoors LLC, the second-largest beer maker in the U.S. behind Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, that it must remove all 39 brands of its beer from shelves statewide because its $1,170 brand-label registration fee wasn't processed before the shutdown."

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Minnesota Alcohol Shutdown
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The Wall Street Journal has a news article on how the Minnesota government shutdown is threatening alcoholic beverage sales: "More than 300 bars and liquor stores can't buy beer, wine or liquor to sell to consumers because their $20 alcohol-purchasing licenses, known as buyer's cards, have expired, a casualty of the July 1 shutdown...Meanwhile, state officials told MillerCoors LLC, the second-largest beer maker in the U.S. behind Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, that it must remove all 39 brands of its beer from shelves statewide because its $1,170 brand-label registration fee wasn't processed before the shutdown."

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