Skip to comments."Dow Teeters on the Brink of Record High"
Posted on 05/10/2006 11:54:55 AM PDT by JewishRighter
"Dow Teeters on the Brink of Record High"
I kid you not. On the 2:00 ABC radio network newsbreak, the announcer said the exact words quoted above. How can you say that something doing extraordinarily well is teetering on the brink? Doesn't that suggest impending doom or disaster? This is just an example of a literally endless suppy of proof that the MSM is rotten to the core with bias.
Big Media: "Record day on Wallstreet, But....."
It may also be a superb example of dreadful broadcast newswriting. There's plenty of that around.
"Women and minorities least effected"
End of the day headline will probably read, "New High On DOW Less Than Expected".
teeters.........is that like man-boobs?
"All across America, people are eyeing their stock portfolios. Recent market activity threatens to cross a threshold which many were confident would never be reached. But now that confidence has been shattered. Dan Smith, a short-seller in Minneapolis had this to say: "I'm worried that my life is about to be ruined. Every penny I have is tied up in the market, and the way things are going, I think I'm going to lose my shirt."
er, uh, I was never very good at biology. I think it means something like, shaky, about to topple and may have nothing to do with , except the kind in the media.
It's down a skosh today, after closing 85 points from the alltime high yesterday. I heard on the radio this morning that there would be a little drop because of the Fed raising the discount rate today.
You make a good point. Just before I posted this thread, I checked today's Dow chart, which showed it wasn't teetering on the brink anyway, but had a modest deline on the order of .7% at the time they made that statement. Clueless.
Speaking of lesser-known examples of bias, has anyone noticed that on Jeopardy, when conservative politicians are a question, they tend to be mentioned in a negative way, but when liberals are a question, they're mentioned in a positive or neutral way?
The most annoying thing with that is Helen Thomas. I swear, I've heard her mentioned as a positive answer (question) about four times over a few months.
And please, no Helen Thomas pics. I'm about to have lunch.
The MSM would like to comment about it, but they are busy with stories about how we are starving the palestinians.
LOL!! Be careful, if they spot that kind of writing, they might send someone out to recruit you.
Here's another sample:
All across America, day traders and other market watchers bought up all the rope available at Home Depot in anticipation of a new high on the Dow.
Israeli Troops Shoot -Toting Palestinian: Claim They Were Trying to Prevent Attack While Palestinian Children Starve.
Unbelievable! I am jealous of you folks who know how to whip up a quick photo funny like that. LOL!
Just joking....I really do know what teeter means. But really you're right, "teeters on the brink?" Reminds me of a CNN guy a year or so ago talking about gay men and marriage. He said something like, "For now they are considering a backdoor approach." !!!!!!
It's a slow day at the office for me :-)
I can't quite agree with you. I remember distinctly that media coverage of markets and the economy during the Clinton years was celebratory, optomistic and even giddy. Talk of a market bubble was generally scarce and quickly dismissed.
You don't hear any analysts talking about a 20% "correction" on the horizon like you did in 1999.
Anyone who was listening to Bob Brinker ("Money Talk" on syndicated radio) would have been out of the stock market before 9/11/2001, and fully-invested in stocks since sometime in 2002 (or 2003, I don't recall).
Unfortunately, I missed out, too, because I'm still waiting for my S&P index fund to recover completely.
I see this thread was re-classified to General/Chat. Sorry if I had that wrong. I thought since it was something just heard on the news, it belonged in news. Thanks.
That's Jay Leno-like material.
Reagan gets credit for nearly a quarter century of sustained grown (with very minor down-ticks over that time). Clinton gets "credit" for doing nothing to seriously mess with the economy, and the credit for that goes to the Republicans for taking control of Congress in 1995. Clinton is the biggest do-nothing president we've ever had, and for that we should all be grateful.
You're right about who gets the credit from those who think -- unfortunately, that's not the spin the MSM puts on things.
I know you knew what teeter means. I'm just playin' dumb, which comes natural.
The Dow's no fun. It fell right over.
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