The Corner

Improving to Death

From a reader:

Did you catch this bit of journalistic cognitive dissonance today?


First sentence:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in September, the highest since June 1983, as employers cut far more jobs than expected.

OK, then jump down a paragraph:

Most analysts expect the economy to continue to improve, but at a slow, uneven pace. (!?!?)

Does it not need to first improve , in order to continue? Silly me. Why am I working for Evil Wall Street when I could be writing intellectual masterpieces like that referenced above?


Most Popular


Ilhan Omar’s Big Lie

In a viral exchange at a congressional hearing last week, the new congresswoman from Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, who is quickly establishing herself as the most reprehensible member of the House Democratic freshman class despite stiff competition, launched into Elliott Abrams. She accused the former Reagan official ... Read More

Questions for Those Who Believed Jussie Smollett

The “we reported the Jussie Smollett case responsibly” contention has been blasted to smithereens. Twitter accounts and headlines in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times reported as fact Jussie Smollett’s wildly implausible allegations, and many other journalists did so as ... Read More