Four Weeks Of Deja Vu Propaganda

Tyler Durden's picture

For everyone who wants to see a simple yet explicit example of how the BLS' relentless propaganda courtesy of perpetual prior "adjustments" trickles down in terms of media propaganda, here it is.

From March 15:

From March 22:

From March 29:

From April 5:

All of this would be great... if only the March 15th original number of 351,000 wasn't lower than the April 5th pre-revision number of 357,000, and which next week will be revised to 361,000!

In the meantime, everyone gets that warm and fuzzy feel: after all Bloomberg itself, which prepared the above reports, just told us its consumer comfort index just soard from -34.7 to -31.4, the highest since 2008. And nobody would ever think of manipulating public opinion now would they?

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surf0766's picture

You will be pounded into submission.

X.inf.capt's picture

if they tell a lie long enough.....

Jonas Parker's picture


"if they tell a lie long enough....."

they'll start believing it themselves...

boogerbently's picture

They (technically) tell the truth. People just can't UNDERSTAND what they're told.

NEW jobless claims.....NEW.

That means the number of people STILL LOSING THEIR JOBS is only now starting to slow......after 4 years!

And that could be ONLY because everyone has already lost their job. (that could, without having to close the company's doors)

bigdumbnugly's picture

broken, beat, and scarred.

h/t james hetfield.

coulda thrown in bloodied, thrashed, sodomized, eyesocket fu*c*ed, and a few other verbs but it wouldn't rhyme as well


tempo's picture

Fewer and fewer people can qualify for unemployment since they work parttime and/or are selfemployed. Its Federal income tax collections and the number of people on food stamps which are real indicators of the economic health. Tax collections are lower than last year and a record number are on food stamps. So the BLS/Bloomberg fluff stats are BS.

X.inf.capt's picture



election year...


SheepDog-One's picture

OK, so then theyre going with NOT going with QE, and deciding to go rainbow skittles and unicorn 'all is well economy has recovered' route...alright Ben run with that!

Sudden Debt's picture

If only Bush would start looking for a job...


Chump's picture

7.*% is still pretty shitty, and I personally don't believe that Wall St. cares whether Obama or Romney is selected.  Although, to temper that belief, there is an "unpredictability" element to Obama if he gets 4 more years and doesn't have to worry about re-election.

SheepDog-One's picture

ObaMao is already running around saying he dont need no congress, and he dont need no damn US Supreme Court...geez imagine this tyrant if he didnt need to worry about re-election? THIS is him with his good face on? Sheesh!

dontgoforit's picture all costs; wait, they just bought 450mm hollow points.  Quick, hide.  Oh, that won't work, they've got heat seeking bullets.  We're screwed!

X.inf.capt's picture



Dr. Engali's picture

Yahoo's headline reads " Jobless Claims Near a 4 Year Low"

Zero Govt's picture

while CNBC says, "US has full employment, happy days, Hope & Change really worked, 4 more years for Bumma & Biden... now over to Liesman" 

"Thanks Beccy, yes in a new totally independent poll just in Bumma & Biden just reached 99% approval ratings amongst Joe Public, happy days, 4 more years for Bumma & Biden"

StychoKiller's picture

Saddam Hussein won his last election with close to 100% of the vote!

GeneMarchbanks's picture

Algos & mouthbreathers love it!

SheepDog-One's picture

Come on in retail, the waters FINE! Nevermind those triangular fins! We need someone to sell to so we can plunge this crap market so hurry and buy, retail!

vmromk's picture

FUCK Bernanke, Fuck him, Fuck him, Fuck him.

Dr. Engali's picture

I'd rather not...he's really not my type. Now if you said strip him naked and drag him through the streets I might partake.

Akrunner907's picture

Do you notice a pattern in the articles...They must recycle the same template.  Those reporters must have a really boring job, regurgitating the same story using the same template.  And they went to college for this?  

flacorps's picture

It's Winston Smith. He's getting annoyed.

thedrickster's picture

This is state of mainstream "journalism" today which in actuality is nothing more than regurgitating government press releases as "news".

Smash your TV into submission.

CrashisOptimistic's picture

They have no choice.

Advertisers inform them that the reason they buy advertising IS TO SELL PRODUCT.  If your news content depresses sales, then the advertising on that media vehicle is ineffective and THE ADVERTISER WILL NOT BUY.

Do you really think journalistic integrity trumps funding?

sitenine's picture

+1 for making a very good point! News is not about informing the populace; it is about selling useless shit to the 'consumer' - the fat, lazy, uneducated, consumer. As long as citizens are content to consume, as opposed to produce, this will not change.

slowimplosion's picture

And similarly, the government and the media HAVE to talk up the economy, otherwise it will sink into the abyss immediately.


And they, like most folks, are about putting this thing off as long as possible.

SheepDog-One's picture

I havent watched the media in ages, its too disgusting, I just see whatever they show of it here and other internet sources. 

MolotovCockhead's picture

I like porn better, they are disgusting too but they are more honest compare to the corporate media.

Jason_1sandal's picture


Same as you dog.... except once or twice a week I stop and visit my parents. They always have their TV on. My dad does pretty good at filtering the BS. He won't go on the Internet. He thinks it's hogwash mostly (MSM influence). I finally turned him onto some Oildrum articles and a few other blogs.... he's slowly changing his views. I fear my mother is hopeless, although she did express that she was thinking of voting Ron Paul

SheepDog-One's picture

What ya gonna do, Bernank? Do you want your CRISIS and money printing? Or do you want the 'all is well rainbow unicorns and skittles'? Which is it going to be, because you cant have it both ways!

economessed's picture

And that is how fake journalists document the fake recovery.

Anyone with a scintilla of ethics and appreciation for journalism would have written "Truth in government statistics decreases to lowest level in 4 years."

SheepDog-One's picture

So which are they going with? 'Recovery' and all is well? This unicorns and skittles 'economy recovered' shit? Or does Ben want his CRISIS to appear for the money printing everyone is screaming for? And no one can tell me he can have it both ways!

He better decide real fast because the window is sliding shut! 


pepperspray's picture

Government statistics reaches lowest truthiness since April 2008

firstdivision's picture

Why is the QE trade turned on today?

SheepDog-One's picture

Because things today are back to 'better than expected'?

Oh, wait...

Village Smithy's picture

Because no one is allowed to be short this market except them. It's a stealth short ban, same effect, no hysteria.

Village Smithy's picture

Because the workforce has shrunk so much these numbers are BS anyway. If we adjusted for this decline in the workforce participation rate these numbers would be back into the 400Ks.

Smiddywesson's picture

If you count cardboard boxes, new housing starts are soaring.

SheepDog-One's picture

And tents....remember the medias line about housings 'tent-up demand'. L.L. Bean leading the housing recovery....nice tents.

JohnKozac's picture

"Best time ever to buy a house," I hear the NAR say now....and yesterday...and last year...and year before., cetera....

SheepDog-One's picture

Whats the point in the elaborate scheme to fool the monkeys? They dont even have any money.

alfred b.'s picture


   BLS??    .....well I know what the B and S stands for; but it's the L that's confusing me!!      Help anyone?

   Buy physical gold and silver!!