Misleading Paulson Headline of the Week

In today's NYT, the headline of the story says
Michael Mandel

In today's NYT, the headline of the story says "Paulson Comes Full Circle: Bush Picks a Deficit Hawk with White House Experience."

Unfortunately, the article offers no evidence that Paulson is a deficit hawk, besides the blanket statement that "Mr. Paulson has strong views on economic policies that support balanced budgets." Not a single quote, not a single speech. Not even an off-the-record interview with a friend.

It may or may not be true that Paulson is a deficit hawk--I haven't seen any evidence one way or another. However, these sorts of misleading headlines are what help give the media a bad name.

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