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?

Sheesh.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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