|Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday the stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama and Congress could provide a "significant boost" to the sinking economy.
Well, no, Bernanke didn't say that. The Associated Press said that. Apparently Bernanke offered insufficient praise for The Wonderfulness That Is Obama, so the AP reporters made something up and pretended that Bernanke said it. The headline writer then took the made-up part and made that the point of the whole story. See, this is what passes for "news" in the Age Of Obama.
Those Freepers who took Bernanke to task for saying that Obama's plan would stimulate the economy are allowing the AP to mold their thoughts. By now I'd think that most conservatives would know better than to rely on an Associated Press story to tell the truth about anything.
For what it's worth, the full text of Bernanke's speech is here. One searches in vain for any reference to Obama, his economic advisors, Congress, or the phrase "significant boost."
Thanks for the link and comments!
just posted this .. ap as well
Oil finishes higher on Bernanke comments
Mark Williams - ap
COLUMBUS, Ohio Crude futures halted a weeklong price slide Tuesday, nudging higher after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the stimulus package being crafted by President-elect Barack Obama and Congress could provide a “significant boost” to the sinking U.S. economy.