How the MSM lies about the economy
Engram has details. Glenn pointed this out, but it needs to be underlined and highlighted. The MSM cherry picks and distorts the data for one purpose -- to attack Dubya.
It becomes clearer to me with each passing day that Americans hate their fabulous economy because reporters uncritically spout depressing economic nonsense on a regular basis....
The upshot is that ever since the American economy has been influenced by globalization, the phenomenon that reporters are fretting about today (namely, the "odd" and "depressing" and "mysterious" disconnect between wages and productivity) has been in effect. But they don't seem to have the slightest clue about that. After all, their job is not to present you with the facts; it is to make you depressed about Bush's handling of the economy. And recent polls show that they are very good at their job.