Friday, August 3, 2012

A Quick Comparison of Business and Political Journalism

Here is the Wall Street Journal's version and this is Politico's.

The article in the WSJ deals exclusively with the Fed and its tone and message are pretty simple: The Fed has made it clear that it intends to act in the future, most likely announcing another round of quantitative easing during its September meeting.

The article in Politico has a drastically more impatient outlook: The Fed is stalling and may not do anything even in September.

Elections occur in a shorter time frame than business cycles. And the hand wringing in that's apparent in Politico's column is nowhere to be found in the WSJ's. It's natural and logical, but at the same time, very amusing to juxtapose the two different approaches to covering the news.

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