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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Headlines that sound worse than they are.....

NYTimes: China Losing Taste for Debt From U.S.

The reality is much more complex than the headline. With so much uncertainty, there is not now any shortage of buyers for the security of Treasury notes.

And, AP: Attack on Israel from Lebanon threatens 2nd front

The rockets appear to have come from a Palestinian splinter group. Neither Hezbullah nor the Israelis want a conflict now.

One more: Gotta love this now classic construction from the AP.
The upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama is an attractive target for international and domestic terrorists, but U.S. intelligence officials have no information about specific threats.....

(Don't we have enough problems without the headline writers trying to scare the bejeezus out of me?)