Stephen Colbert on the government "slimdown"

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


Prachi Gupta
October 3, 2013 6:12PM (UTC)

"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."

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"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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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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