from Larry Elder, the Sage from South Central...
In February, our economy created 243,000 new jobs.
Yet one of our major newspapers tells us almost half of Americans consider the economy in a recession. American Research Group's latest monthly survey found 59 percent of Americans rate the economy as bad, very bad, or terrible. Why are Americans so negative?
Compare the first few paragraphs of this particular story by Investors Business Daily to the way the New York Times reported the story.
Investors Business Daily, paragraph 1: "U.S. companies in nearly every sector increased hiring last month, lifting job growth to better than forecast levels and enticing more people into the labor market."
New York Times, paragraph 1: "American employers added 243,000 jobs in February and workers posted their highest salary gains in more than four years, the government reported yesterday, igniting concerns among many Wall Street economists that higher wages could fuel inflation and increase expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates further." [Emphasis added.]
Note the New York Times felt compelled to add a "but" or a "cautionary note" to the economic expansion. Someone made a decision to add a cautionary note, not that the proviso is wrong, or necessarily inappropriate, but it absolutely changes the tone of the story. But couldn't one also accuse Investors Business Daily of failing to provide balance by omitting this cautionary note?
No, for America's economy, by virtually any standard, remains an incredible economic powerhouse. From 2003 to now, the economy created 5 million jobs. Payrolls expanded for 30 straight months. Following Bush's 2003 tax cuts, federal tax revenues grew from $1.9 trillion in 2004 to $2.1 trillion in 2005. The monthly inflation rate for February 2006 stood at .20 percent. And 68.6 percent of Americans own their homes, a historical high.
Why does the Drive-by Media feel compelled to negatively color what should be reported as great news? The economy is GREAT for the country on the whole.
Is it simply that most of the Media have unspoken agendas to aid and abet their political wing of the MSM for reasons that even they are not aware? I not sure but I wonder.
I think almost everyone would agree that the current generation of journalists come out of the school of social activism. You know...that school of thought which says you are to use your special reporting talents to further the cause of humanity. And I don't doubt their desire one bit, but when I look at this slanted reporting where almost very Democrat gets a free pass and nearly every Republican is presumed to harbor some antipathy towards the average joe, it makes me go hmmmm.
That said, what do you think would happen, if the MSM were to tell their readers they were not just reporting the facts but interpreting the facts from their worldview for the good of the public?
Anyway, the American Public is wising up! Media venues that are honest with the public when they are espousing opinion verses when they are just reporting the straight facts are thriving. Well...unless of course your worldview is liberalized! Now why do you suppose that is the case?
The Bible said it best....
Above all else, guard your heart(subconscious mind, perhaps?), for it is the wellspring of life.
If you asked me, people are just tired of being lied to. And with good cause, have you ever heard of garbage in, garbage out? The American public is desirous of honesty. Honesty in reporting and of intent.
I guess you could say, I just can't stand liars!
You see my older brother gave me some great advice that I took to heart. It has served me well. ..."If someone will lie to you, they will steal from you. And if someone will steal from you, they will kill you!"
When you get right down to it ...you might say that the average citizen is exercising the highest form of self-worth by protecting themselves from liars in the media. This makes it easier for them to guard against the Liberal thieves in Congress and their social engineering experiments, like the Great Society failure.
The economy is great! If you are not benefiting from it, maybe an honest look at your worldview ...and those that your rely on for your news, is in order..
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