bearer of good news

Yes, it’s true. Fox is reporting upbeat economic news again, and it goes a little something like this:

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell last week to 287,000 from an upwardly revised 288,000. Wall Street expected claims to rise to 294,000 from an initially reported 287,000.

I think we can all agree that this is getting out of hand. How dare Fox spotlight anything that could possibly put President Obama in a favorable light? Are they nuts?!

Well if they are, so is the Star Tribune:

With the pace of firings exceptionally low, and surveys signaling robust hiring, we have to expect very strong payroll growth” in the next several months, Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said in a note to clients.

The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, dropped 7,250 to 287,750, the lowest level since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began.

Say it with me now on 3. One… two… THREE:

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