FOR well over a year, we had Willard, with the assistance of the MSM, lying about that the President said that he promised the unemployment rate would be below 8% during his first term.
1. He never said it. It was in some policy paper put out by an economist.
2. The MSM never checked Willard for the lie. Steven Benen did, in his weekly column about Willard’s lies , but the MSM never did.
A funny thing happened on Friday.
The unemployment rate went to 7.8%.
It would seem to me that that would be a story to celebrate. Americans finding employment in these still sorta bad times. Not what they were, unlike the MSM, my memory is longer than a gnat’s and I remember the time when this country was shedding 750,000 jobs A MONTH.
So, wouldn’t you think that this wonderful bit of information would be spread high and low by the media. That they would be praising the new lowered unemployment rate.
But, that’s not what has happened. Sure, there were the initial reports of it, and then, they allowed those crazy ass conspiracy theorists to run amok on tv – to allow them to sully the good news that the American people had received and cast ‘doubt’ on it.
Of course, the MSM didn’t question Willard about the lowering of the unemployment rate and how a meme he’s had – based upon a lie – has been just blown out of the water.
It’s been basically crickets from the MSM on the unemployment rate. Watch the Sunday Shows, and it’s like the Unemployment Rate lowering never happened.
Interesting, isn’t it?
If it weren’t so obvious and pathetic.