An abysmal jobs report was released today and an actual CNN headline read “Republicans blame Obama for job numbers.” CNN then also went on to join the White House in blaming President Bush. No, really.
Ya wanna see the media still carrying the water for Obama? #CNN had a graph up of not just Obama, but "Bush + Obama" job numbers.
— DavidJPotts (@DivineTurbine) June 1, 2012
— Flora Duh (@FloraDuh1) June 1, 2012
The spin is staggering.
@weeklystandard The jobs engine hit stall months ago but the media ignores the weekly revisions on job numbers.
— HouseCracka (@HouseCracka) June 1, 2012
— SportsGirl101 (@Arianna8927) June 1, 2012
And distract. Distract like the wind! If you can’t totally get away with blaming Bush any longer, blame icky old Republicans for being meany pants to poor Obama. You know, the man under whom the economy just keeps spiraling downward.
From the CNN article.
Republicans blame Obama for job numbers
(CNN) – Top Republicans were quick to fault the Obama administration for Friday’s job numbers, which showed a lower-than-expected addition of 69,000 jobs in May and a slight bump in the unemployment rate to 8.2% from 8.1% last month.
Because it is his fault, along with his fellow Democrats. Truth is hard, CNN. But nothing to see here, move along. It was only a “slight bump.”
AP story says dismal jobs numbers "could fan fears the economy is sputtering." Do ya think?http://t.co/VVQsS1YK
— Brit Hume (@brithume) June 1, 2012
It’s just fear mongering and such. Atrocious report? Don’t look behind the curtain! Just pretend everything is hunky-dory, silly fan flamers.
From the AP article:
The dismal jobs data will fan fears that the economy is sputtering. It also puts President Barack Obama on the defensive five months before his re-election bid.
Oh noes! Obama’s re-election bid is all that matters, natch.
Mitt Romney, Obama’s Republican challenger, who’s made the economy the heart of his campaign, seized on the report. He called it “devastating news” and said the tepid job numbers, along with slowing economic growth reported earlier this week, “stand as a harsh indictment of the president’s handling of the economy.”
What a meany pants he is, “seizing” on pesky facts and figures.
Many Americans picked a bad time to jump back into the labor force. The U.S. work force – those working and looking for work – expanded by 642,000 in May. It was the biggest increase since November 2007.
Your fault, Americans. How dare you need to look for work at a time that isn’t beneficial to President Obama and his re-election bid? Bad timing, rubes! Stop bitterly clinging to the idea of earning a paycheck!
Amazing. Only thing media talks about concerning jobs report is the effect on the campaign. No analysis on what it means for people. #jobs
— Larry Bellinger (@LarryBnDC) June 1, 2012
MSNBC calls the jobs numbers an "ouch" for Obama. For Obama?! Try for the American people! http://t.co/kBH9dLqR
— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) June 1, 2012
Some Twitter users are predicting how the media will further cover this.
Dismal jobs report today, which means new media reports about that one time in school when Romney wouldn't stop staring at Little Timmy.
— Taylor Nichols (@taylornichols) June 1, 2012
Thank goodness for the Edwards mistrial… otherwise the media might have to do a story on the dismal jobs report.
— Dagwood Bumstead (@Daggy1) June 1, 2012
— MikeBates (@MikeBates) June 1, 2012
The absurd and transparent spin isn’t working, media. We can see November from the jobs report.