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  • NoNewt

    Ah, yes, the National Zoo. Otherwise known as “The Other Thing Impacted By the ‘Shutdown'” (the other being the national parks – either of which could have been re-opened by the targeted spending bills the GOP was pushing).

    And yet. Judging by the US media, who cynically exaggerated the impact of the “shutdown,” or the foreign media, who naively assumed it meant much more than it did and whose highly-stereotyped understanding of the US further bolstered their assumptions, this was World War III, confined entirely within the US.

    Americans deserve a better media. As for the dimwitted foreign media: I think the rest of the world deserves a better understanding of America.

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