View Full Version : What a difference a messiah makes!

03-05-2011, 05:31 AM
And now, as a free PSA in response to the regurgitated pap of the regime so often spewed in this forum by those who have made a demigod of dear leader, I ... El Dubb Dubb ... have fearlessly sought out the actual truth.

I know present this truth as the blade upon which the myth of the Obama regime's job creation shall shed it's life.

First off, I took a trip in the way back machine. This from the 2006 election cycle, before the <span style='font-size: 14pt'>EEEVILLL</span> forces of dear leader deceived the American people and led them into a quasi fascist state:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The numbers sounded more ominous with each report – 7,000, 20,000, 30,000 … 600,000 jobs lost. Outsourcing, high energy prices and high government spending were depicted as draining the lifeblood out of the American economy. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), one of the latest casualties of the American auto industry, just announced 30,000 layoffs. And the evening news shows have been there to tell the story of job losses and unemployment in gory detail. <span style="color: #3333FF">I can hear the cabal giving this a collectivist "OH HADES YEA!" so far.</span>

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Only that story is a fairy tale.</span> Certainly, there have been job losses. Auto workers have been particularly hard hit, as have residents of the Gulf areas savaged by Hurricane Katrina. But the real story of American employment in 2005 was good news – news often ignored or disregarded by the very media supposed to report it.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Two million new jobs were created in 2005. Roughly 4.8 million have been added since August 2003 – 29 straight months of positive job growth. Unemployment dropped down to 4.7 percent, lower than the average of all three recent decades.</span> <span style="color: #3333FF">And now we get the collective <span style='font-size: 14pt'>"NOOOOOOOOOO!"</span></span>

That wasn’t the way the jobs picture was painted on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows in 2005. <span style='font-size: 11pt'>The three broadcast networks downplayed strong growth and, instead, emphasized things like corporate layoffs and outsourcing in slightly more than half the employment stories. As Trish Regan of the “CBS Evening News” phrased it in the July 20 broadcast, “Twenty-five thousand layoffs and more on the way. I’m Trish Regan with why the jobs picture is looking very ‘pink’ these days.”</span> Her comments ignored the fact that less than two weeks earlier the government had reported an increase of 146,000 jobs.

CBS wasn’t the only network to color its view of job growth and the economy. ABC and NBC both made the employment situation seem as black as possible.

On May 3, ABC “World News Tonight” reporter Betsy Stark warned that the upcoming Labor Department numbers would be bad news: <span style='font-size: 11pt'>“And the next jobs report on Friday should tell us about how much the economy slowed down.” Three days later, the government said the total number of jobs created was 274,000, the best initial report of 2005. Stark didn’t bother to correct her wildly incorrect prediction.</span>

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Those April employment numbers were 80,000 stronger than economists had predicted, but Elizabeth Vargas of “World News Tonight” treated the results as merely “some encouraging news”</span> in her May 6 introduction. Stark followed up with a similarly tepid assessment, saying “Today’s report was reassuring evidence that the nation’s job market and economy are on solid ground.” ...

This is the result of a detailed analysis of job and employment coverage by the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute (BMI). BMI studied the 2005 evening news shows on all three broadcast networks – ABC, CBS and NBC – to assess how they had reported on both job losses and gains during a year of strong employment growth.

<span style='font-size: 11pt'>Good news was typically treated with skepticism as it was on the December 2 “NBC Nightly News.” Anchor Brian Williams began the broadcast with a strong note of caution: “Rebound: A slew of good news about jobs and the economy, but are there warning signs ahead?”</span> That’s how he prefaced a report detailing 215,000 new jobs. ...

Despite the year’s stellar performance in job creation, <span style='font-size: 11pt'>the evening news shows had no trouble focusing on job losses. The percentage of job loss stories hardly varied from network to network. NBC’s 48 percent was just slightly lower than the 50 percent of ABC or the 51 percent of CBS.</span> <span style='font-size: 14pt'>And this explains why the spoon fed among us were parroting the party line that "THE WORST ECONOMY SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION" when reality was a polar opposite to the claim</span>[/color] ...

Reporting Isn’t Correct If It Ignores Corrections

The Labor Department’s monthly unemployment report is actually one of two such reports the agency releases. The more well-known is called the payroll survey and collects information directly from employers. The survey is often revised one or even two months later when the next employment numbers come out.

Those corrections can adjust the results of the previous months either up or down.<span style='font-size: 11pt'> January through November 2005 have already been adjusted, and 283,000 jobs were added to the results – but not one of the actual revisions was reported on the evening news. None of the three network shows included the revisions in anything other than their overall totals for the year. This is especially important since the post-Katrina job numbers from September initially were negative and were later revised upward into positive territory.</span> ...

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>Unemployment is currently at 4.7 percent, below the average of all three previous decades.</span> Even a small uptick in that number still represents strong employment. News stories should reflect this fact. </div></div>

TRUTH VERSUS TRUTHINESS (http://old.businessandmedia.org/specialreports/2006/hitjob/hitjob.asp)


03-05-2011, 08:40 AM
I blame Bush!!!!

03-08-2011, 05:45 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sev</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I blame Bush!!!! </div></div>

So does the left.