All The News That Fits

No Bias in News Reporting

Posted by liloladenvers on August 24, 2009

“On Friday, as new unemployment figures painted a newly troubling portrait of the American economy, (the president)  was vacationing in aNew England paradise.

Simply amazing.”

This is a paraphrased version of what was printed in The New York Times about the president’s visit to Martha’s Vineyard.  Here is the original version.

“On Friday, as new unemployment figures painted a newly troubling portrait of the American economy, Mr. Bush placed himself in the same scenes–golfing and fishing in a New England paradise–that once caused his father electoral grief.

Simply amazing.”  New York Times, July 9, 2001

At the time, the unemployment rate was up; it was 4.5%, up from the 2000 average of 4.0%

The current unemployment rate is 9.4%, more than double what it was in July, 2001.  This is what The New York Times had to say about President Obama’s vacation trip to Martha’s Vineyard:

Mr. Obama, whom aides described as being amused by all of the gloom-and-doom prognosticating over his health care agenda, did not even consider skipping his vacation. Last year, he talked about the importance of taking a break to avoid “making mistakes.”

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