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Sun readers shouldn't have to suffer AP's propaganda

JIM TIDWELL Paducah

EDITOR:

Upon reading the front page article in the July 4 Sun titled, "Jobs report shows good numbers," I experienced varying emotions ranging from 1) outrage that the Associated Press (AP) could concoct such a fallacious headline at this time in America's almost six-year recession, and 2) sadness that my favorite and trusted newspaper, The Paducah Sun, would print the distorted piece of administration propaganda.

One of the reasons the Obamaites have been successful in extending their dictatorial rule is the complicity of the Lame-Stream Media in abdicating its prime responsibility: exposing the government's efforts to hide the truth from the electorate. Is the Sun now failing to expose this conspiracy when it raises its ugly head?

Surely the Sun's editors must realize that a 6.1 percent unemployment rate is a completely contrived number, created by intentionally ignoring vital factors like the thousands of long-term unemployed folks in our workforce. How are voters to be able to cast informed votes in November if upstanding purveyors of truth, like The Paducah Sun, continue to print the AP's distortions as do The Courier-Journal, The Herald Leader and the New York Times?

This plays directly into the hands of and conveniently serves the purposes of the Obama administration's propaganda thugs, who are brainwashing the American electorate into a false sense of security about the continuing decline of our now fragile economy, until it is too late to vote into office conservatives who understand the vital economics of our capitalistic system.

It is understandable that a regional newspaper like the Sun cannot afford its own worldwide news gathering organization, but must we suffer the far-left-liberal AP? How about contracting with the Wall Street Journal or Rupert Murdock for fair and balanced national and international news coverage to match the philosophy of the Sun's editorial page?

JIM TIDWELL

Paducah

Editor's note: The Wall Street Journal reported the same unemployment figures as The Sun. Its story began: "U.S. employers added jobs at a robust clip in June and the unemployment rate fell, signs of labor-market strength as the economic recovery heads into its sixth year."

Comments made about this article - 1 Total

Tony posted on: Saturday, July 19, 2014 2:20 AM

Title: AP Propaganda

Despite the "robust growth" the labor force participation rate stands at 62.8%. The "robust" growth during the 2nd quarter was less than half the growth necessary to cover employment for college graduates and other young people needing jobs.
The 6.1% reported unemployment rate is indeed smoke and mirrors created over the past five years by constantly removing long term unemployed from the available workforce otherwise the actual unemployment rate would exceed 10%.

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