don’t blame Canada

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.

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