The most galling thing about the Carbonite “statement” is the following.
We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.”
Does anyone know of ANY advertiser that’s pulled ads from a liberal show because of the offensive discourse? And there has been some pretty offensive discourse by liberals.
Many on the left and right, myself included, have said things we should not have said. The difference is that the left seizes on the statements made by the right as excuses to demand they never be heard from again and are unqualified to speak on any topic. They harass advertisers. They harass networks. They harass the conservative who said what it was as well. Any unforced error is seized to shut down the right in a way that does not apply to the left. If at first they are not successful, they will work to compound the story, manufacture outrage, and seize on statements and twist words to build a case against the conservative in question that they should be shut up and turned off.
The left makes NOISE, drowning out context and apologies. None of that matters.
“The economy is getting stronger and the recovery is speeding up. The question now is how do we make sure it keeps going,” Obama said to the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of top U.S. corporations.
Yea, the Obama recovery is going along swimmingly … for the 1%!:
In 2010, average real income per family grew by 2.3%, but the gains were very uneven. Top 1% incomes grew by 11.6% while bottom 99% incomes grew only by 0.2%. Hence, the top 1% captured 93% of the income gains in the first year of recovery. Such an uneven recovery can help explain the recent public demonstrations against inequality. It is likely that this uneven recovery has continued in 2011 as the stock market has continued to recover…
Jobs report comes out Friday. USA Today sounds optimistic, bless their hearts. Which is funny, because the title of their piece “Jobbless Rate Falling Faster Than Many Predicted” sounds really full of fluffy bunnies and unicorn hope, but then they go on to esplain that it’s falling because people are dropping out of the work force. Of course, there is this:
Economists are betting the government’s employment report for February, coming Friday, will be another reasonably good one, according to a Bloomberg survey showing an average prediction of 204,000 new jobs.
Detroit Free Press is also pulling for the Big Guy with their optimism:
The U.S. economy is improving faster than economists had expected. They now foresee slightly stronger growth and hiring than they did two months earlier — trends that would help President Barack Obama’s re-election hopes.
That’s among the findings of an Associated Press survey late last month of leading economists.
The economists think the unemployment rate will fall from its current 8.3% to 8% by Election Day. That’s better than their 8.4% estimate when surveyed in late December.
Buried in the story is the stat that few economists give Obama credit for any of the economic growth we are currently eeking along with, or that the ONLY reason the unemployment number is where it’s at NOW is because so many have dropped OUT of the workforce.
But, you know, people read 1) the headline and 2) the first few paragraphs, so Obama is taken care of.