Thursday, July 31, 2008

Good News / Bad News

It's all just news. Although it's really different depending on whether you're reading The New York Times or The Washington Post.

Here's what the paper of Woodward and Bernstein has to say about our economy. It's good news! (With a small caveat at the end.)

And here's what The Old Gray Lady has to say. It's bad news!

So is the glass half full or half empty? Depends on you, I guess. Am I a half-full or half-empty guy? Neither. I see a 12 oz. glass with 6 oz. of liquid in it.

Once you dig into the actual articles they give you pretty much the same figures and outlook. The Post's article is almost as glum as the Times' once you get inside it. But the headlines are telling. And many many people do not read beyond them.

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