AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 3/02/2005 05:45:00 PM ----- BODY: LBZ Woes, Again - My local NBC affiliate has done it again. After a long introduction, the channel ran a CNN story about how terrible the economy is. The reporter actually used the phrase "the rich are getting richer." Wow. Retro. To help prove his thesis, the reporter had a quote by Jared Bernstein, who was introduced as being from the Economic Policy Institute. This guy talked down the economy for a bit, and somehow, this was never mentioned:
BERNSTEIN, JARED ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE/ECONOMIST $250 Kerry, John
Seems to me a Kerry supporter would have good motive for making the economy seem worse than it is. And for the record, looks like CNN is peddling some bad information. The guys at LBZ have either got to stop picking misleading stories to run, or I'll just start watching for the weather. --------