FoxNews.com Rebrands Gov’t Shutdown As Gov’t ‘Slimdown’ (PHOTO)

FoxNews.com addressed the effects of a government “slimdown” Tuesday in several articles appearing on its homepage.

The first article listed explains the news website’s terminology preference:

What the Obama administration is portraying as a “shutdown” of the federal government — complete with signs posted at the entrances to government buildings, parks and monuments — is turning out to be more of a “slimdown,” as all but non-essential workers reported to their jobs Tuesday. 

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