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Saturday, October 6, 2012
CNS Won't Report Good News About Economy

How in the tank for Mitt Romney is Terry Jeffrey and his Jeffrey's website won't report that the unemployment rate went down last month because it might make President Obama look good.

Instead, Jeffrey wrote two stories cherry-picking obscure statistsics. The first carried the headline "Unemployment Rate Plummets to 4.3%--For Government Workers." Jeffrey doesn't mention that the public sector has decreased by more than 580,000 since 2009, or that the ratio of government employment to the general population is at its lowest point in nearly 30 years.

Jeffrey's other article makes a big deal about how there are "there are now 1,035,000 fewer construction jobs in the United States than there were in January 2009, when Obama was inaugurated." It's not until the final paragraph that he mentions that "Construction jobs in the United States started declining before Obama entered office, having peaked at 7,726,000 in April 2006."

Neither article mentions that the overall unemployment rate decreased from 8.2 percent to 7.8 percent.

Such biased reporting is blatant electioneering for Romney. How does that square with the nonprofit status of CNS' parent, the Media Research Center?

Posted by Terry K. at 9:32 PM EDT

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