Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Liz Sidoti: Liar

House OKs $819B stimulus bill in win for Obama - Yahoo! News

The AP's Liz Sidoti is a liar.

Or she might be an idiot.

Or maybe she's just careless.

Either way, her fawning piece on the passage of the House "stimulus" package is riddled with falsehoods/errors. Would you like a for instance?

With unemployment at its highest level in a quarter-century...

The most recent unemployment figures were the December numbers which showed an unemployment rate of 7.2%. The last time unemployment was at that level was January of 1993 at the beginning of President Clinton's first term. Now, while a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then, 1993-2008 isn't a quarter century. It's 15 years. Isn't it that kind of math that got us into this mess in the first place.

Up for another? Hows about this...

...designed to aid victims of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

By what criteria, Ms. Sidoti? Other than repeating the cliche you've heard for months, by what criteria is this the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression? Saying it over and over (and over and over and over) again doesn't make it true. Besides, your guy got elected, aren't you supposed to be talking about how rosy everything is now.

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