Don’t Call It Doom!

We prefer the term “Differently Recovering.”

I noticed an odd way the business news was reported on Newsradio88 yesterday. I got in the car at oh 5:15 or so and I wanted to hear where the Dow finished up; when I had left the office at 3:30 it was down 200-ish and I was understandably curious how it had ended up.

Imagine my surprise when the business report (and the main news report at the bottom of the hour) didn’t actually say “the Dow fell 258 points today” but rather only said that the “Dow was off 2%.”

I mean, it’s almost as if the MSM decided that saying “2%” sounds better than saying “250 points.”

Why, a cynical person might even think they were doing some PR work for the Administration.

5 Responses to “Don’t Call It Doom!”

  1. JeffS says:

    Cynical? Naw, no one around here is cynical, Bing.

    Are they…….?

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Certainly not, TRJ, perish the thought. We know President Bush got the same coverage.

    The fact that all the gains of 2011 are gone, and the SPX closing below 1100, wouldn’t have rated a mention under President Bush either.

  3. Syd B. says:

    I think I’m going to go back to buying massive volumes of beer. The recycling value of the empty cans will be worth more than my investment portfolio in a month’s time and I’ll be too drunk to give a damn. Go ahead and laugh at me. Do you have a mores sensible plan?

  4. Gunslinger says:

    I’m not cynical, I’m “differently pragmatic”.

  5. gregor says:

    I’m back where I was five years ago… I hope that walking, talking pot roast enjoys her $44k bracelets…

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