renames the government shutdown

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Fox News’ web site has a new name for the government shutdown. According to, it’s really a ‘slimdown.’

The site has replaced the term ‘shutdown’ with the new name in all references on the homepage, and has replaced it in all Associated Press stories and headlines appearing on the site.

What do you think of their change? Let us know in the comments below.


  • dcyennie

    And every federal employee should be just a bit offended – you’re not furloughed; just slimmed down. You weren’t really needed, anyway.

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