CBS News: “Unemployment has been at 8 percent or higher for THREE AND A HALF YEARS”

I was surprised to see CBS News run this report the way they did, not emphasizing the so-called good news portion of the report over the bad news. And to hear Scott Pelley say “Unemployment has been at 8 percent or higher for three and a half years”, well it just sounds like it’s made for an ad:

Did you catch that at the end, the “great recession”? Yeah, it was only “great” thanks to Obama’s policies but by labeling it that way at the end, it almost sounds like an excuse for the economy to be as bad as it is. But there is no excuse and that’s the big thing lacking from this report, the connection to Obama’s failed policies.

Even so, it was a good report minus the “great recession” excuse at the end.

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  • kong1967

    Obama is toast. Whenever the media stops completely covering his back it starts to unwind. They could do what they did to Hillary. In the end they could be helping Romney and trashing Obama. Ok, maybe not, but when they are honest like this it helps us.

  • sjmom

    For CBS it was a good report; at least they did not blame Bush. Could it be the MSM knows the unemployment is Obama’s fault? Maybe, but they will never admit it.

  • Nukeman60

    The great recession‘ – Did I hear it was Bush’s fault? No? I’m surprised.

    Every recession (and we get them every 10 years or so) usually takes 12 months to 18 months to recover from. It’s a natural cycle of our economy. Obama, and his policies, turned the recession into the ‘great recession’. We can now start talking about the lost decade of America instead of the lost decade of Japan, as we have done the exact same thing they did to prolong their great recession.

    Will these people ever learn from history?

    • warpmine

      “‘The great recession’ – Did I hear it was Bush’s fault? No? I’m surprised.”

      No but that wasn’t the regime’s official organ, Jay Carney or the head cheese, Usurper Obamakovsky.

  • Army_Pilot1967

    Let’s see….if George Bush was still president, people would be claiming this terrible economy was his fault. Well that must mean since barack obama is president, it’s his fault and he ought to own up to it, accept responsibility for not doing more to get this country back on track. But we won’t hear a peep from him, unless it’s to blame someone/something for his abject failures as president. Nope, not a peep.

    • p m

      But according to his own lights, he hasn’t failed – even though 4 years still hasn’t been long enough to bring the US to its knees – thank God. The damage he’s done makes him happy, all part of the plan.

      I see there’s talk of a third QE in November to help his re-election prospects

      • Didn’t we already try Obama’s policies, and they worked? That’s what I’ve been hearing from him.

    • Paul Krugman thinks Obama should have spent more to end the recession.

      • librtifirst

        Krugman is an establishment shill whose job is to sell what the Fed is peddling, and to legitimize Keynesian economics as it is taking us all down the toilet.

        • Krugman isn’t an establishment shill. He’s a leftist liberal (shill). If Romney or any other Republican were in office, he’d still be shilling for the liberals, not the establishment.

          • Krugman actually had the GALL to state there is no real measurement for a depression. That LYING piece of ………… totally destroyed his supposed economic knowledge with that statement.

          • librtifirst

            He is a smart guy, and very calculated. He does not believe what he peddles. So, who’s shill is he? Doesn’t really matter I suppose.

  • 911Infidel

    First of all the job numbers are bogus. Real jobless numbers are in the 14% catagory. And I wouldn’t call this “the great recession”. In the 30’s and 40s we called those kind of jobless numbers “the Great Depression”.

    • Even the official reported numbers of +8% is insanely high. But yeah, real unemployment is almost double that. If they weren’t dumping so many people out of the universe of job seekers every month, even the official number would be over 11%.

    • librtifirst

      I was hoping that someone else would say it, because it just gets irritatingly redundant when I do.

      • 911Infidel

        Happy to oblige.

    • “Real jobless” numbers are always higher than the unemployment rate. That’s because some people aren’t looking for work or are otherwise not represented in the unemployment rate. You can’t compare “real jobless numbers” against previous unemployment rates. You have to compare “real jobless numbers” against previous “real jobless numbers.”

    • A depression is defined as 4 contiguous quarters of declining GDP. What do you call it when the federal government DEFICIT spends 8-10% of GDP and that only increases the GDP 1-2%?

      I would call that a DEPRESSION!

  • B-Funk

    There will never be a connection. The LSM is the propaganda arm for the Obama regime.

    • librtifirst

      …………and the MSM is the propaganda machine for the corporate establishment.

  • I have noticed a few Left leaning media sources starting to come back toward center. ( I only say leaning because I can’t come up with anything catchy this morning)

  • Freempg

    There is no need to blame Bush. The MSM has done enough brainwashing that it now goes without saying.

    • librtifirst

      I must say, that the establishment’s propaganda wing is consistent at selling the same lies over and over again.

  • NYGino

    Special report from Libland and the Criminally Negligent Media. North Jersey headline:

    “Jobs growth beats forecast”
    “A surge in hiring after a better than expected 163,000 jobs to the U.S. economyin July, boosting President Obama’s prospects three months before an election certain to hinge on voters’ feelings about the economy.”

    “After a string of disappointing economic reports…we’ll certainly take it.”

    This is an example of the spin the LSM regurgitates to the masses. They then go on to try and explain, in ambiguous terms, the differeces between what they portrait as a positive sign for Obama and the reality of the report. But, of course, most people stop reading and form their thoughts based on headlines.

    • wodiej

      it will be up to all conservatives to beat this narrative until it’s dead and buried.

    • librtifirst

      Even Fox News legitimizes the numbers, but they, at least, say that the numbers are bad.

  • warpmine

    CBS News: “Unemployment has been at 8 percent or higher for THREE AND A HALF YEARS” even after the regime has fudged the numbers so much that it’s made all of them irrelevant.

    “Did you catch that at the end, the “great recession”? ” Why do they call such horrible economic times “great” as in the Great Depression” when in fact it should be named “Miserable Depression or Miserable Recession”? They sure as hell don’t refer to the Holocaust as the Great Holocaust? It’s as if words haven’t any resemblance or correlation to their original diction.

    • NYGino

      Orwell’s “newspeak”.

    • GREAT doesn’t just mean wonderful. It also means “unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions”

      • warpmine

        ….then we can now call the Usurper, Obama the Great.

    • librtifirst

      Americans haven’t actually felt the depression that we are in, due to the bailouts and social systems. They won’t, until the Fed Note crashes.

      • warpmine

        Agreed, I’ve been saying this for the last three years. The social welfare, the FDIC insurance and the bailouts of every creed and color have cushioned it all so well that Americans hardly notice the peril we’re in.

    • freenca

      It is rather oxymoronic, isn’t it? Kind of like liberal intelligence!

      • warpmine

        Oh, how true.

  • wodiej

    The fact that some people even need to be convinced about what a horrible job obama has done should scare the rest of us.

  • 1mathteacher

    Obama and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Year(s)

  • Sober_Thinking

    The Great Recession… snort. I commend them for reporting on this and painting a fairly accurate picture of the desparation of millions. But to call this “The Great Recession” is disingenuous and still gives Obama a pass.

    I realize that they have to protect this dictator because they are so heavily invested in him. But they’ve gone all in on this loser and have doubled, then tripled, then… down on him. It’s criminally insane of them to continue to protect this terrorist and lie – or to not tell the whole truth – to Americans. But I guess they get a food stamp-like subsidy from the Government or something in order to deal with a shrinking viewership.


    • librtifirst

      The MSM has actually received government bailouts. The networks are owned by globalist corporate entities.

  • Apparently not so for the illegals…
    “Mexicans living and working abroad sent home $11.85 billion in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.2 percent from the same period in 2011, the country’s central bank said Wednesday.”

  • white531

    Listening to Rush yesterday and he made a comment about the unemployment picture I thought was pretty good. He made the point that there are no jobs going unfilled. You have to think about what he said. No jobs are going unfilled. Because no new jobs are being created, unless you count government jobs. The private sector is at a standstill as far as creating new jobs. Job creators are not investing new money in the economy. No new factories are being built. Most small businesses are struggling to survive with a reduced work force. There is almost no construction. What little construction there is, is being done by illegal aliens. Also, as 911Infidel and the Scoop said, the real unemployment figures are twice what they are reporting. But, if you tell a lie enough times, people start to accept it as the truth.

    • librtifirst

      …………..and the bigger the lie, the more believable it is.

      Jeffrey Herf maintains that Goebbels and the Nazis used the Big Lie to turn long-standing anti-semitism into mass murder.[3] Herf argues that the Big Lie was a narrative of an innocent, besieged Germany striking back at an “international Jewry”, which it said started World War I. The propaganda repeated over and over the conspiracy theory that Jews were the real powers in Britain, Russia and the U.S. It went to state that the Jews had begun a “war of extermination” against Germany, and so Germany had a duty and a right to “exterminate” and “annihilate” the Jews in self defense.[4]

      The big lie in America today is that we have to give up our rights to fight terrorists. It will be the end of us.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    I think someone should do an ad first showing how the MSM trashed Bush when unemployment was 4.5% (with actual video), then contrasting it with the same network saying how good Obama’s 8.3% is. Maybe the sheeple will start to realize they are being brainwashed if they could see a blatant comparison like that.

    • white531

      Excellent idea.

  • 2hairs

    That was an April fools day broadcast, right?

  • Unemployment isn’t completely Obama’s fault. But it’s partially his fault.

    • librtifirst

      All government can do is hinder business. It is just a matter of how much they will do, or how little. The trend for many years has been to consistently create a regulatory nightmare for business’, while at the same time forcing it out of the country through taxation and so called “free trade”. If you want to know what extent they will go to, just check out the Gibson guitar situation. They have been raided twice, and had their material confiscated for using wood that the feds says breaks another country’s laws. Even though they had permission from that country, the feds keep raiding them. No charges ever brought. The CEO was told that he would be better off relocating to another country.

      We are seeing a corporate government shutdown of this country, and it isn’t just Obama. Obama was just the right person to get certain things done at this point in time.

      • Government can also help business. During the time the government initially built the railroads and highways, that helped business greatly. The regulatory system can also help business when done properly. For example, the regulatory system can make sure food is safe, which will in turn instill consumer confidence, and consumers won’t worry about whether about food dangers that might prevent them from buying.

        However, my main point was to say that before Obama even took office, there was a financial crisis, the result of which was to cause huge harm to the economy that will take a while to recover from. Even if his policies were good, it would still take a long time to recover. I’m not saying his policies are good, but I’m just saying his policies aren’t the only reason for the continued recession.

        • librtifirst

          I completely agree that Obama is just a continuation of past policies. The reason that it has sped up is simply that we are nearing the collapse. Government is preparing for it, and planning on it.

          I disagree that a recovery would have to take a long time, though it would be painful to correct the situation.

          If you knew what government is doing with our food supply, you would not be an advocate for that regulation. You have bought into their deceptions, just as I had prior to finding out what is really going on. Look into who runs the USDA and the FDA, then follow them back to the corporations they came from, and what those corporations are doing. You could start out by watching a few documentaries such as Food Inc. and others.

          Government is killing us, plain and simple. Check out Natural News .com. Mike Adams is on the front line of the food and health issues.

  • Obama hasn’t created enough jobs as president. He should know that the government builds businesses (private job creators don’t built that). Since the government builds businesses, he should be working hard to build more businesses that employ people.

  • physicsnut

    nice .I’ve been saying for 4 years that this will drag on and on and on, and also that the ACA will politicize medicine. There is more going on than meets the eye,

  • pfffft, the MOST since January. They lie implicitly. This is the longest “recession” since the Great Depression. In reality, this is a depression. A depression, since Krugman seems not to know the metric to measure, is defined as 4 contiguous quarters of a declining GDP. 4 years where the federal government DEFICIT spends 8-10% of GDP and the GDP only increases 1-2% is a FRELLING depression. I am so sick and tired of the lies from the media!

  • CBS= Communist Broadcasting Service, we only tell you the news we want you to hear, not the truth!

  • Lets find some middle class people to be customers of our existing businesses so they will sell more. Lets give more tax cuts to the rich, then the middle class people will return to these businesses and purchase many things. Then those businesses can hire more people and the unemployment rate will drop automatically. Not. Why cant some of you understand this: To hire people businesses need sales. To have sales they need customers. Customers need money. To get money they need good paying jobs. To get good paying jobs they need to go over seas, where the jobs were shipped by people like Willard Romney and his cohorts in crime..I mean business.

    Until you stop the bleeding the wound wont heal. We have been de-industrialized by the Republicans (and Democrats). Look for the truth it all began with Margret and Ronnie.

    Frank Puglia