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Friday, July 4, 2014
CNS Unemployment Numbers Distortion Watch
Topic: CNSNews.com

The latest employment numbers were very good news, with 288,000 new jobs created and the unemployment rate falling to 6.1 percent. But what's good news for the economy under a Democratic president is bad news for CNSNews.com, so it had a mission: Bury that good news under a pile of cherry-picked numbers.

And CNS did just that with an onslaught of articles:

None of these articles mentioned the fact that 288,000 jobs were created in June. 

Additionally, an article by Penny Starr quoted an officials with the right-wing group Generation Opportunity -- described by Starr only as "a Millinneal think tank" with no mention of its ideological slant -- claiming that “My generation needs more jobs." That article, too, failed to mention that 288,000 jobs were created in June.


Posted by Terry K. at 1:47 PM EDT

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