Monday, October 10, 2011

David Gregory's misleading unemployment chart.

From The Bureau of labor Statistics, when President Obama took office in January 20, 2009 the unemployment rate was 7.6%    For the full month of January 2009, which is reported in the first week of February, the unemployment rate was 7.8%   I have seen a pattern here lately, by the desperate main stream media, of distorting that fact.

It happened again on Meet the Press with the swarmy David Gregory.  He is not alone, as I have seen this on other venues.

What Gregory did was show this graph to Rahm Emanuel displaying the unemployment rate during Obama's term. The first number on the graph was 8.2%. Then you saw the line rise to 10.1% back below to 8.8% and now back up to 9.1% and holding. By looking at the graph you would have thought the unemployment rate when Obama took office was 8.2%, not below 7.8% which it was on January 20, 2009.  That is a statistical fact.

Don't you remember how Obama said, if you passed his stimulus bill, unemployment would not reach 8%.    How could that statement have been true if the unemployment rate was over 8% when Obama took office? The main stream media is trying to revise history and make it seem like the unemployment rate was always above 8% when Obama took over and he was trying to bring it back down to 8% with his stimulus.

If David Gregory and the rest of the main stream media wants to make the argument that Obama couldn't be responsible for the unemployment figures the first few months he was in office, that is one thing.  But don't lie and say when Obama took over the unemployment rate was over 8%, when it was clearly under 8%.

Do not be hoodwinked by the distortions of the main stream media, that is desperately trying to re elect their guy.  Look at the stubborn facts that tell the real story.  

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