The power of omission and inclusion – when it comes to this presidential election, it is the favored tool in the journalistic tool box of the pro-Obama media here in Colorado.
Earlier this week, the Drudge Report trumpeted a story from our friends at The Colorado Observer reporting that, according to the state’s Department of Labor, a number of Colorado counties had unemployment at or near 20 percent.
DENVER — The slowest economic recovery since World War II is going especially slow for sections of Colorado, according to a letter from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) obtained by The Colorado Observer.
In seven counties in Colorado unemployed individuals are close to or exceeding 20% of the population, a letter from the Chief Economist of CDLE to the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
A Drudge link brought the story to the attention of at least tens of thousands of eyes, which is more than you can say about the Colorado press.
The CO press still hasn’t covered the story. Why? Shut your mouth you vainglorious pantywaist. You know why. It doesn’t fit Dean Singleton and the Post‘s preferred story line.
See today’s online edition in the Post where news of titillating economic comeback is the story of the hour. That is the Post narrative, so keep all that talk of 20 percent unemployment to your no good selves.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday reported a 7.7 percent unemployment rate in the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield Metropolitan Statistical Area in August 2012, which ranks below the national rate of 8.2 percent for the month.
Non-farm employment in the area was 1.25 million in August, up 33,800 or 2.8 percent from August 2011. That mirrors July’s numbers. Nationally, non-farm employment rose 1.4 percent from a year ago.
There you have it. All is well.
Good night. God Bless. And may God richly bless Barack and Michelle Obama.