Comments on: Mary Williams Walsh, asleep in Rhode Island http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/25/mary-williams-walsh-asleep-in-rhode-island/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: FPecar4525 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/25/mary-williams-walsh-asleep-in-rhode-island/comment-page-1/#comment-637 Mon, 26 Dec 2011 19:55:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=4796#comment-637 Mary Williams Walsh and the NY Times are poor sources for financial information. Walsh seems more motivated to write stories which capture imaginations more than facts. She has misrepresented the municipal bond issues for a couple of years now and helped publicize that hack Meredith Whitney and her special form of mythology.

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By: Cate Long http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/25/mary-williams-walsh-asleep-in-rhode-island/comment-page-1/#comment-504 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:27:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=4796#comment-504 Hi iheartrhody.

I’m using population figures since pension reform is a fiscal issue. It will be tax collections from the citizens that address the shortfall in the pension plans so it would seem that how many citizens the state has is more relevant than the land mass.

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By: RobertinRI http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/25/mary-williams-walsh-asleep-in-rhode-island/comment-page-1/#comment-503 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:49:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=4796#comment-503 RI is “the nation’s sixth smallest state.”
There are 5 smaller??

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By: iheartrhody http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/10/25/mary-williams-walsh-asleep-in-rhode-island/comment-page-1/#comment-501 Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:08:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=4796#comment-501 I’m not sure what you’re using as a measure, but Rhode Island is generally described as the nation’s smallest state (not sixth smallest). The error is ironic, since that phrase is included in a paragraph accusing Williams Walsh of poor fact-checking.

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