We know that the Washington Post's editors really liked the report produced by Morgan Stanley director Erskine Bowles and former Senator Alan Simpson, the co-chairs of President Obama's deficit commission, but that should not be a reason to misrepresent the report to readers. An article today referred to the report as "the report of the Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction commission."

Of course there was no report approved by the commission. According to the commission's by-laws, a report would need the vote of 14 members to be approved. There was no report that received 14 votes, therefore there is no report from the commission. The Post is substituting its wishful thinking for the truth.

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