How Likely?

Wednesday's Example of Media Bias   —   Posted on March 7, 2007

From an Associated Press dispatch:

Former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned Monday that the American economy might slip into recession by year’s end. . . .

“While, yes, it is possible we can get a recession in the latter months of 2007, most forecasters are not making that judgment and indeed are projecting forward into 2008 . . . with some slowdown,” he said.

Greenspan said that while it would be “very precarious” to try to forecast that far into the future, he could not rule out the possibility of a recession late this year.

So if you’re the Associated Press, how do you headline this story? “Greenspan Warns of Likely U.S. Recession.”

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