I was checking the stats for this blog the other day (muwahaha stalking), and noted that 22.214.171.124 hits quite frequently. However, I have no idea who that is. Going to that location was uninformative, and a quick Google search told me 126.96.36.199 reads many blogs. So to 188.8.131.52, thanks for reading my blog, and feel free to identify yourself…
According to the NY Times:
Still, since President Bush took office, the economy has lost more than 2 million jobs, the worst performance since Herbert Hoover was President.
I was a little surprised to find such a critical statement hidden inside this piece, which otherwise tried to paint a rosy picture of the situation — unemployment dropped, but not by a whole lot. Perhaps this is a case where you see the editors wielding the red pen liberally but leaving little scraps hinting at what’s really going on. This is a cue for me to start doing close readings of every news story I read, but that seems a bit tedious. On the other hand, I could just bring my own bias to reading the story and hunt down the anti-Bush bits.
On the other side, the BBC seems to take pleasure in silly swipes at Dubya.