Last night I watched the entire segment and couldn’t believe that Team Obama couldn’t manage to get this story spiked until after the election — possibly an indicator that their days of having the MSM on puppet strings have drawn to a close.

Obama keeps hanging his hat on the 9.5-ish percent unemployment rate, which is bad enough, but Scott Pelley reports why it’s “much worse” than that.

The story doesn’t directly link the massive economic woes to any politician in particular, and Obama would no doubt point to it and say “look what Bush did” and “imagine how bad it would have been if we hadn’t acted quickly” — but I’m sure this isn’t the kind of thing the Dems wanted to see mere days before an election.

The Dems are already facing an historic avalanche, and 60 Minutes just shoveled on some extra snow:

It makes liberal “Republican” Ah-nuld in Kahl-ee-fuah-knee-ah not come across as very competent either. Sad thing is, in spite of California’s woes, they’re still going to re-elect the likes of Barbara Boxer and probably Jerry Brown. What’s the definition of “insanity” again?

You can watch the entire segment here.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)


15 Responses to “60 Minutes Blows Team Obama’s 9.5% Unemployment Claim Out of the Water”

  1. Marshall_Will on October 25th, 2010 12:32 pm

    "which is bad enough" ( You know it's bad when even native Detroiters are shell-shocked! )

    Yeah, don't buy it. According to Barry Ritholtz ( who has called this meltdown fairly to a 't' ) U-6 which measures "marginally attached workers" along with all the -former- FT employees that have been forced to settle for PT work and the number is closer to 17.5% Unemployment!

    Even those among us that aren't snake fascinated by the "chart worshipping" crowd are not swayed by these fabricated stats. NOT… when you have evidence to the contrary occupying your couch?

  2. SignPainterGuy on October 25th, 2010 1:43 pm

    (…..17.5%…..) – I`ve heard for more than a year, when you include those who have given up looking…`s in the 20`s%…I doubt there`s any true accounting of everyone !! Can`t be, many have gone completely underground !

    (occupying your couch…) Hey, move over, it`s my turn to stretch out !! And btw, are you goin` ta eat the rest of that ?

  3. Marshall_Will on October 25th, 2010 2:16 pm

    "you goin' ta eat the rest of that ?" LOL

    In Klamath County, Oregon where my Guard Base is, U-6 is easily north of 20%. Just look at Harry Reid's smoking hole in Vegas? Virtually everyone where my wife works that has been laid off took an avg. of a YEAR to find a job and typically at 3/4ths of what they 'had' been making.

    No Mr. President, the voters haven't forgotten about that. How CAN they when every payday ( they fall a little further… behind? ) Totally Off Thread ( and congrats to the Lions btw ) but 1) When WILL it be appropriate to discuss what a McCain Presidency might have looked like? And 2) God forbid ( just suppoooosing ) Tancredo gets edged out and we lose a few tight races ( hypothetical ONLY! ) isn't that only going to galvanize the Tea Party/movement/momentum all the more?

    Does anyone 'really' see the anger subsiding just b/c we pick up a couple of seats? Would any Dem/Lib truly be delusional enough to think that just b/c they staved off the "first wave" that they're in the clear? Just curious to see how others saw that.

  4. nannykins on October 25th, 2010 2:29 pm

    Where the hell has CBS been? This has been reported in the blogs and talk radio for months now. Always a day late and a dollar short when your head is stuck up your a$$. I am sure Zero's minions are on the phones right now just railing at CBS for this "blantant lie". CBS will have their retraction on in the form of Harry Smith and Julie Chen kissing some libs backside and poo-poohing that inaccurate report.

  5. OK_Loyalist on October 25th, 2010 2:34 pm

    As John Paul Jones cried, "I have not yet begun to fight!" is how I have seen it for quite some time now.

  6. Adam on October 25th, 2010 2:37 pm

    I'm surprised that Gibbs hasn't come out with a temper tantrum over this yet. I'm guessing CBS news won't be getting called on to ask questions any time soon at the next press conference.

  7. Marshall_Will on October 25th, 2010 3:08 pm


    Thanks for affirming that. In the Bizzaro World Administration one can never be sure? What the Dem's 'strategy' exhibits to me is that they're hopelessly addicted to this minute-by-minute plate spinning act.

    Hope they brought plenty of spares. It's entertaining if nothing else?

  8. SignPainterGuy on October 25th, 2010 6:29 pm

    (How long can one use a "temporary spare"….?) – Around here, until it blows !! The warnings on the sidewall means nothing ! Tons o`clunkers around here and half with worn out-half deflated space-saver spares…it`s incredible !

  9. nannykins on October 25th, 2010 6:46 pm

    Headline Correction!

    60 Minutes Blows Team Obama

    Enough said!

  10. Marshall_Will on October 25th, 2010 7:19 pm

    "Around here, until it blows !!"

    Here's the good news: The youth vote that pushed Zero over the top has depleted Craigslist of any and all useable temp. spares! Ever since mommie ( and/or daddy ) have been laid-off/foreclosed they no longer have the plastic credito avail. to keep "Jason" out of 'their' hair and fully-stocked w/ Busch Light and "bong fuel".

    Yeah I know, bummer dude, Buzz Killington to the max. Here you got Dem after Dem reminding us that Buh-roke Obama kept the student-loan feed trough greased but what's the point of avoiding work if you ain't got the cash to PARTY on!? How predictable.

  11. Marshall_Will on October 25th, 2010 7:57 pm


    "I voted for McCain!" ( Doug Powers quotes Gene Taylor D-Miss. at Michelle's Place! )

    "When WILL it be appropriate to discuss what a McCain Presidency might have looked like?" ( From; Marshall "I never should have quit The Band" Will ) Ask and Ye shall receive! Seriously, you can't make this stuff up.

  12. Nanny on October 25th, 2010 8:47 pm

    Saw that – really, really, really, really, really desperate – hey!!!

  13. Marshall_Will on October 25th, 2010 9:08 pm

    In the Clooney/Looney thread it was established that conservatives are incapable of empathy. It must be true b/c I'm fresh out of it for an 11 TERM incumbent.

    For the most part, I'm doubting we'd be much better off in terms of Employment ( at least in the pvt. sector ) under a McCain Admin. but I'm also equally doubtful we'd be in as deep a debt? Additionally, McCainCare simply would've come to fruition so we wouldn't have wasted precious time on that either.

    The DOW and Nasdaq would not have sold off in such ugly fashion although I believe the market's recovery would have been much slower. CEO's not in crisis mgmt. mode. Also the Tea Party would not have near the clout they do today. IMHO.

  14. SignPainterGuy on October 25th, 2010 9:51 pm

    I`m having dificulty thinking we would be quite as deep in debt and may not have McCainScare at this point…….kinda the sliding board approach instead of the high dive ! Plus, it was the election of p`bo and knowing we`d soon see skyrocketing taxes and losses of liberty that instigated the formation of the Tea Party Movement, wasn`t it ! Would we even have the TPM with McShame in orafice ?!

  15. imoforpcs on May 3rd, 2017 12:21 am

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