Four Weeks Of Deja Vu Propaganda

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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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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:34 | 2319337 surf0766
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You will be pounded into submission.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:37 | 2319346 X.inf.capt
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if they tell a lie long enough.....

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 14:54 | 2320084 Jonas Parker
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"if they tell a lie long enough....."

they'll start believing it themselves...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 16:17 | 2320350 boogerbently
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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)

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:39 | 2319354 bigdumbnugly
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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


Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:57 | 2319423 tempo
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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.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:35 | 2319339 thedrickster
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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:44 | 2319372 X.inf.capt
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election year...


Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:53 | 2319405 SheepDog-One
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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!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:55 | 2319415 Sudden Debt
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If only Bush would start looking for a job...


Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:02 | 2319445 Chump
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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.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:06 | 2319459 SheepDog-One
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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!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:10 | 2319478 Chump
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Exactly right.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:25 | 2319528 dontgoforit
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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:35 | 2319341 X.inf.capt
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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:35 | 2319342 Dr. Engali
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Yahoo's headline reads " Jobless Claims Near a 4 Year Low"

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:30 | 2319912 Zero Govt
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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"

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 19:42 | 2320844 StychoKiller
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Saddam Hussein won his last election with close to 100% of the vote!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:36 | 2319343 GeneMarchbanks
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Algos & mouthbreathers love it!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:37 | 2319347 SheepDog-One
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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!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:38 | 2319349 vmromk
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FUCK Bernanke, Fuck him, Fuck him, Fuck him.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:41 | 2319359 Dr. Engali
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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.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:38 | 2319351 Akrunner907
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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?  

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:42 | 2319365 flacorps
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It's Winston Smith. He's getting annoyed.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:44 | 2319370 thedrickster
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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.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:51 | 2319392 CrashisOptimistic
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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?

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 13:49 | 2319963 sitenine
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+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.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 15:50 | 2320265 slowimplosion
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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.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:55 | 2319414 SheepDog-One
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I havent watched the media in ages, its too disgusting, I just see whatever they show of it here and other internet sources. 

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:46 | 2319593 MolotovCockhead
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I like porn better, they are disgusting too but they are more honest compare to the corporate media.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:55 | 2319617 Jason_1sandal
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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

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:40 | 2319357 SheepDog-One
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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!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:40 | 2319358 economessed
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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."

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:47 | 2319376 SheepDog-One
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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! 


Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:47 | 2319387 pepperspray
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Government statistics reaches lowest truthiness since April 2008

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:45 | 2319377 firstdivision
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Why is the QE trade turned on today?

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:48 | 2319389 SheepDog-One
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Because things today are back to 'better than expected'?

Oh, wait...

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:07 | 2319460 Village Smithy
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Because no one is allowed to be short this market except them. It's a stealth short ban, same effect, no hysteria.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:46 | 2319378 Village Smithy
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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.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:47 | 2319382 Smiddywesson
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If you count cardboard boxes, new housing starts are soaring.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:51 | 2319396 SheepDog-One
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And tents....remember the medias line about housings 'tent-up demand'. L.L. Bean leading the housing recovery....nice tents.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:50 | 2319384 JohnKozac
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"Best time ever to buy a house," I hear the NAR say now....and yesterday...and last year...and year before., cetera....

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:48 | 2319386 williambanzai7
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Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:49 | 2319390 SheepDog-One
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Whats the point in the elaborate scheme to fool the monkeys? They dont even have any money.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:10 | 2319480 williambanzai7
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Pure cruelty to animals.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:29 | 2319537 SheepDog-One
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Not very profitable though.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 11:21 | 2319521 dontgoforit
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Kool aide bananas, baby!

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:48 | 2319388 alfred b.
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   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!!



Thu, 04/05/2012 - 10:50 | 2319391 SheepDog-One
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