On FoxNews.com, it’s a government ‘slimdown’ – not ‘shutdown’


FoxNews.com has replaced “shutdown” with “slimdown” in Associated Press stories, headlines and captions.kurtz Media Matters says that’s done “to downplay the effects of the Republican-led government shutdown.” While “shutdown” remains in the headline of a Howard Kurtz column, the tease for the piece [above] on FoxNews.com’s home page uses “slimdown.” (Kurtz tweets the headline as “shutdown.”)

* In AP reports, “shutdown” becomes “slimdown” on FoxNews.com (mediamatters.org)