Stephen Colbert on the government "slimdown"

As CNN notes, Fox News is using "slimdown" as a euphemism for the shutdown

Published October 3, 2013 2:12PM (EDT)

"This government shutdown is so not-big-a-deal," said "Colbert Report" host Stephen Colbert, "we're not even calling it a shutdown anymore."

As CNN, "the most trusted name in reading other networks' websites," reports, Fox News has taken to euphemistically calling the shutdown a "slimdown."

"You know who's really going to 'slim down?'" asked Colbert. "The 9 million women and children who will lose supplemental nutrition from the government."

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By Prachi Gupta

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