Skip to content


Right-wing media slam Reid over claim jobs report was ‘really good’

drudgereidbannermarch2010 Right wing media slam Reid over claim jobs report was really goodSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid scrambled on Friday to explain what he meant when he called February’s 36,000 lost jobs “really good” news, while attacking Republicans for “mischaracterizing” the remark.

Speaking on the Senate floor, the Nevada Democrat said that “today is a big day in America. Only 36,00 people lost their jobs today, which is really good.”

Conservative media outlets immediately ran with the story, highlighting both Reid’s claims that the job losses were from “today” — a clear slip-up — as well as his claim that the jobs report is “really good.”

The Drudge Report ran it as its main story Friday afternoon, under the headline, “REID: GOOD NEWS, ONLY 36000 LOST THEIR JOBS TODAY,” with a link to a brief YouTube clip of the remark.

In its report, Fox News inserted a subtle jibe, asserting that other Democrats were “a bit more tactful” in their description of the latest employment report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which shows the unemployment rate holding steady at 9.7 percent, despite net job losses of 36,000 for the month of February.

In a statement released Friday, Reid said his remarks “are being irresponsibly mischaracterized by those seeking to score political points.”

Today we learned that 36,000 Americans lost their jobs in February. … It’s undeniably devastating news.

But if we’re going to discuss the state of our economy and the direction in which it’s going – and if we’re going to talk about it like adults – we have to take a step back and put this number in context.

Economists thought 75,000 Americans were going to lose their jobs last month. That’s more than double what the actual number turned out to be. But that number is still too high.

Reid “warned” the GOP that “this country has no place and no patience for those who root for failure.”

In a Tweet, Reid indicated he was comparing February’s job figures with the much-worse numbers reported in February of last year.

“Going from 750K job losses to 36K is a step in the right direction but I don’t pretend for a minute that it’s enough. Much work still to do,” Reid wrote.

Reid is facing an uphill battle for re-election this fall in Nevada, where he is trailing an as-yet-unchosen Republican challenger in the polls.

But Las Vegas Sun political columnist Jon Ralston doesn’t believe Reid’s comments Friday will hurt the politician’s chances.

“I know what Reid meant. Most people know what he meant. Even Republicans who will attack know what he meant,” Ralston Tweeted.

This video is from C-SPAN 2, broadcast March 5, 2010.

Download video via RawReplay.com

View the original article

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Posted in Politics, Television Video & Film.

Tagged with , , .

Support #altnews & keep Dark Politricks alive

Remember I told you over 5 years ago that they would be trying to shut down sites and YouTube channels that are not promoting the "Official" view. Well it's happening big time. Peoples Channels get no money from YouTube any more and Google is being fishy with their AdSense giving money for some clicks but not others. The time is here, it's not "Obama's Internet Cut Off Switch" it's "Trumps Sell Everyones Internet Dirty Laundry Garage Sale".

It's not just Google/YouTube defunding altenative chanels (mine was shut), but Facebook is also removing content, shutting pages, profiles and groups and removing funds from #altnews that way as well. I was recently kicked off FB and had a page "unpublished" with no reason given. If you don't know already all Facebooks Private Messages and Secret Groups are still analysed and checked for words related to drugs, sex, war etc against their own TOS. Personally IU know there are undercover Irish police moving from group to group cloning peoples accounts and getting people booted. Worse than that I know people in court at the moment for the content they had on their secret private group. Use Telegrams secret chat mode to chat on, or if you prefer Wickr. Or if you need to, buy a dumb phone with nothing for the NSA to hack into if you are that paranoid. Ensure it has no GPS tracking on it and the battery can be removed. These are usually built for old people to get used to technology storing only a set of numbers to call. However they have no games, applications to install and other ways people can exploit the computer tracking device you carry round with you most of the day.

So if your not supporting this site already which brings you news from the Left to the Right (really the same war mongering bollox) then I could REALLY do with some..

Even if it's just £5 or tick the monthly subscription box and throw a few pound my way each month, it will be much appreciated. Read on to find out why.

Why?

Any support to keep this site would be appreciated. You could set up a monthly subscription for £2 like some people do or you could pay a one off donation as a gift.
I am not asking you to pay me for other people's articles, this is a clearing house as well as place to put my own views out into the world. I am asking for help to write more articles like my recent false flag gas attack to get WWIII started in Syria, and Trump away from Putin. Hopefully a few missiles won't mean a WikiLeaks release of that infamous video Trump apparently made in a Russian bedroom with Prostitutes. Also please note that this article was written just an hour after the papers came out, and I always come back and update them.

If you want to read JUST my own articles then use the top menu I have written hundreds of articles for this site and I host numerous amounts of material that has seen me the victim of hacks, DOS plus I have been kicked off multiple hosting companies, free blogging sites, and I have even had threats to cease and desist from the US armed forces. Therefore I have to pay for my own server which is NOT cheap. The more people who read these article on this site the more it costs me so some support would be much appreciated.

I have backups of removed reports shown, then taken down after pressure, that show collusion between nations and the media. I have the full redacted 28/29 pages from the 9.11 commission on the site which seems to have been forgotten about as we help Saudi Arabia bomb Yemeni kids hiding in the rubble with white phosphorus, an illegal weaapon. One that the Israeli's even used when they bombed the UN compound in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead. We complain about Syrian troops (US Controlled ISIS) using chemical weapons to kill "beautiful babies". I suppose all those babies we kill in Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and Syria are just not beautiful enough for Trumps beautiful baby ratio. Plus we kill about 100 times as many as ISIS or the Syrian army have managed by a factor of about 1000 to 1.

I also have a backup of the FOX News series that looked into Israeli connections to 9.11. Obviously FOX removed that as soon as AIPAC, ADL and the rest of the Hasbra brigade protested.

I also have a copy of the the original Liberal Democrats Freedom Bill which was quickly and quietly removed from their site once they enacted and replaced with some watered down rubbish instead once they got into power. No change to police tactics, protesting or our unfair extradition treaty with the USA but we did get a stop to being clamped on private land instead of the mny great ideas in the original.

So ANY support to keep this site running would be much appreciated! I don't have much money after leaving my job and it is a choice between shutting the server or selling the domain or paying a lot of money just so I can show this material.

Material like the FSB Bombings that put Putin in power or the Google no 1 spot when you search for protecting yourself from UK Police with "how to give a no comment interview". If you see any adverts that interest you then please visit them as it helps me without you even needing to give me any money. A few clicks per visit is all it takes to help keep the servers running and tag any tweets with alternative news from the mainstream with the #altnews hashtag I created to keep it alive!

However if you don't want to use the very obvious and cost free ways (to you) to help the site and keep me writing for it then please consider making a small donation. Especially if you have a few quid sitting in your PayPal account doing nothing useful. Why not do a monthly subscription for less money instead. Will you really notice £5 a month?


0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.



Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.



css.php