They'll say anything to protect The One:
The following headline appeared at Time.com shortly after the release of Friday's jobs report:
What's Good About Rising UnemploymentWhat should jump out at the eagle-eyed reader is that headline didn't end with a question mark.
Time senior writer Stephen Gandel was actually making the case that the rising unemployment rate was good news.
Watch just how far a liberal media member is willing to go today to make economic data look favorable for the Party currently in power, and imagine the unlikelihood of such a thing happening if a Republican was in the White House:
The unemployment rate, probably the most famous of economic gauges, may actually be a very bad indicator of how healthy the economy is. [...]The unemployment rate peaked in late 2009 at just above 10% and has been mostly falling ever since. But the hiring numbers, or less firing numbers, have only been improving recently. So what was going on? The unemployment rate tracks not just how many people have jobs, but how many people are looking for jobs. And, up until August, the number of people looking for jobs was dropping rapidly.