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Sat Nov 7, 2015, 08:42 AM

FOX "News" Host Fails Math: 'Only 271,000 NEW Jobs, But We Were EXPECTING More Than 180,000'

FOX HOST FAILS MATH: ‘ONLY 271,000 NEW JOBS, BUT WE WERE EXPECTING MORE THAN 180,000’


But it is Doocy’s co-host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who really throws the announcement into full spin cycle. This is a textbook example of how you turn one thing into something else with your choice of words and your vocal inflection. Hasselbeck says,

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): You know the music, we are back with a Fox Business Alert right now. The October jobless report for hourly workers, just released 90 seconds ago. The unemployment rate is, as you can see right there, 5 percent. I believe that could be, actually, a little lower than in August and in September as well.

That’s right, Steve. Only 271,000 new jobs were added last month. That is up from September as well. Analysts were expecting more than 180,000 jobs for October.


“Only 271,000 jobs were added?” When they were expecting almost 100,000 fewer than that?

For Fox News, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and any other Obama-haters out there, here is a comparison between President Obama and President Bush on jobs, using information taken directly from the Bureau Of Labor Statistics:



On this spreadsheet, months with net job losses are in red. Months with job gains equal to or greater than the 271,000 figure that Hasselbeck tried to spin as “bad” are in green. Because a president doesn’t take office until January 20, January 2001 mainly belongs to Bill Clinton, and January 2009 belongs to George W. Bush. But if we leave those two months out of the mix, we see the following:

There have been 16 months with job losses under President Obama so far, all of them in his first two years in office.

There were 26 months up to the same point in George W. Bush’s term where the economy saw a net loss of jobs.

Only during nine months out of Bush’s first seven years did job gains meet or exceed those of October 2015.

The 271,000 jobs figure has been met or exceeded 11 times under President Obama.

Under President Obama, the economy has gained jobs every month since October 2010. It took almost a full year longer for job gains to become consistent under Bush.

From the first full month of their terms to this point in their presidencies, Bush added 5.4 million jobs, Obama, 8.6 million.


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http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/videos/fox-host-fails-math-only-271000-new-jobs-but-we-were-expecting-more-than-180000-video/
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/11/06/watch-fox-news-stumble-through-outstanding-octo/206671

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riversedge Nov 2015 #4
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3catwoman3 Nov 2015 #6
GeorgeGist Nov 2015 #10
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spanone Nov 2015 #9
Fred Sanders Nov 2015 #11
SheilaT Nov 2015 #12
napkinz Nov 2015 #13
erpowers Nov 2015 #14
tabasco Nov 2015 #15

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 08:47 AM

1. Yeah, they are like so many here, they say what they are expected to say according to the politics.

 

There a number of folks posting here who feel the same way as FOX about the new numbers.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 08:48 AM

2. 2011 to 2015, after the Bush hangover ended.....every year Obama has delivered...remarkable!

The corporate media always seems to have SO much trouble in the research and report department when it comes to anything other than Gloom and Doom.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 08:56 AM

3. Wages are creeping up also, but no one is talking about that either. Too much good news would

 

harm the country.

I will say this: The manager of one of the stores in our mall said that pay for his employees went up 20% this year and they have their full complement of full-time staff. Now he is having trouble finding part-time staff for the coming holidays because the big chain stores in the mall are offering higher part-time pay than he is.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 09:11 AM

4. So eager to diss Obama-she did not read the report right. ha hs

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 09:18 AM

5. Reading must not be fundamental

Or....fundamentalists don't know how to read.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 09:32 AM

6. Is our Fox parrots...

...learning?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 10:37 AM

10. Thread win.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 10:07 AM

7. the video ...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 10:14 AM

8. Right-Wing Fuzzy Math

Right-wing fuzzy math and an ingrained inability to see how the world really works--why I stopped being a Republican over two decades ago. And that was BEFORE the GOP went fully psychotic.

Neurotics build dream-castles, psychotics live in them, and News Corp produces shows on how to furnish and decorate their interiors.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 10:33 AM

9. this is not accidental. faux does this 24/7. it's called misinformation.

just the way 'doocy' says....'i believe that could be actually a little lower than august/september' and they call it the 'jobless number' they are insidious.

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Response to spanone (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 11:05 AM

11. Nothing on Fox is an accident. Any accident is quickly erased or edited out. 100%!pure propaganda.

Roger Ailes really has nothing better to do but control every minute of broadcasting his personal views using well compensated human parrot proxies.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 11:39 AM

12. Back when my oldest son was about four,

 

and learning numbers and the very basics of addition and subtraction, he loved to play a game of bigger or smaller. I'd say, which is larger? Five or seven. As he progressed in his understanding, I'd make the numbers larger. Even he would have gotten right the question , which is larger, two hundred and seventy one thousand, or one hundred and twenty eight? And that was when he was four.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 03:10 PM

13. kick

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 06:41 PM

14. There Fans Will Not Caught It

There fans will not realize that the FOX News hosts are wrong, or lying. There fans are going to assume they either said 280,000, or meant to say 280,000.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sat Nov 7, 2015, 06:50 PM

15. We distort, you OBEY.

 

New Fox "News" motto.

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