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Chris Matthews Says 'Unemployment Was Well Past 10%' When Obama Took Office - It Was Only 7.8%
NewsBusters.org ^ | September 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 09/22/2012 9:31:14 AM PDT by Kaslin

"When your guy left town, Dubya - who nobody asked him to come back by the way at the Republican convention - unemployment was well past ten percent and skyrocketing."

So falsely said MSNBC's Chris Matthews to conservative talk radio host Roger Hedgecock on HBO's Real Time Friday (video follows with commentary):

Chris Matthews Says 'Unemployment Was Well Past 10%' When Obama Took Office - It Was Only 7.8%

Well past ten percent? Hardly!

According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in January 2009 when George W. Bush left office. It didn't get to ten percent until October of that year:

This is an indisputable fact. There's no grey area here. Unemployment was at 7.8 percent in January 2009.

Yet Chris Matthews, a long-time commentator for NBC News who infamously bragged about Obama giving him a thrill up his leg while proudly claiming right after the 2008 elections that it was his job to make the new president successful, went on national television Friday and said "unemployment was well past ten percent" when Bush left office.

Is this the caliber of reporting NBC News wants?

Consider that this is the same so-called "news outlet" that earlier this year was caught editing George Zimmerman's 911 phone call to make him look like a racist.

A few months later, long-time NBC staple Andrea Mitchell played a selectively-edited video on her MSNBC program that depicted Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney as an out of touch moron

Is this the behavior of a news outlet or a propaganda arm?

Do the executives at NBC News support one of their employees going on a nationally-televised program speaking undeniable falsehoods?

Maybe they should be mindful of Gallup's poll released Friday finding the public's distrust in media is at an all-time high.

Members of the press speaking verifiable untruths on television go directly to undermining the public's trust in the media.

If NBC News wants to be taken at all seriously, it needs to immediately address what Matthews said Friday.

No company in any industry should tolerate its employees misrepresenting the truth to the public.

In fact, in any other industry in this country, such behavior would result in serious repercussions to the offending party up to and including termination.

Are so-called "journalists" above this nation's truth requirements in dealing with the public all because they're toeing the Democratic Party line?

Members of the press speaking verifiable untruths on television go directly to undermining the public's trust in the media.

If NBC News wants to be taken at all seriously, it needs to immediately address what Matthews said Friday.

No company in any industry should tolerate its employees misrepresenting the truth to the public.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: chrismatthews; enemedia; leftwinglunatic; mediabias; medialies
The unemployment rate for November 2006 was 4.5%. That was when the rats were elected

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In December of 2006 it went down to 4.4%, then after the recession started in December 2007 (thanks to the rats ) by the time President Bush left office in January of 2009 and the rats held both houses, the unemployment had risen to 7.8%.

By October 2009 it had gone up to 10.0%

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1 posted on 09/22/2012 9:31:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
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I forgot the opening tag to this


2 posted on 09/22/2012 9:34:31 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Chris Matthews Says 'Unemployment Was Well Past 10%' When Obama Took Office

UNMITIGATED BULLSHIT !!
Matthews doesn't knoww his a$$ from a hole in the ground...about anything !!

3 posted on 09/22/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: GoldenPup

They need to put the entire staffs at MSNBC and CNN up against the wall. These cretins need to go. And I don’t care where or how it is done.


4 posted on 09/22/2012 9:41:55 AM PDT by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid.)
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To: Kaslin

Do the executives at NBC News support one of their employees going on a nationally-televised program speaking undeniable falsehoods?
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YES.


5 posted on 09/22/2012 9:44:39 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Kaslin

Ask tingles what the U-6 number currently sits at?


6 posted on 09/22/2012 9:50:22 AM PDT by NoobRep
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To: Kaslin
The effect the 2006 midterm election had on the economy needs to be repeated and explained. when the Democrats took over both houses in late January 2007 everything was fine. They gradually destroyed confidence and by 2008 the economy was in decline. he announcement that Obama would win the election by the MSM in September 2008 along with the collapse of Countrywide, Fanny Mae and other mortgage companies set the decline in place. The Obama Administration policies made the situation worse.
7 posted on 09/22/2012 9:52:06 AM PDT by detective
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To: Kaslin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2924818/posts

Chris Matthews lied? who da guessed? (snark)


8 posted on 09/22/2012 9:52:15 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: GoldenPup
Matthews doesn't knoww his a$$ from a hole in the ground...about anything !!

Au contraire, my FRiend. He knows many things about politics, their communist agenda AND media power!

He's NOT ignorant of those unemployment numbers at all; rather, he's deliberately lying to the few sheeple who will vote for 0b0z0, precisely for that lie of "it was 10%+ when 0b0z0 took 0ffice and now it's hardly over 8%...yay..."

The MSM’s real message is without mentioning Bush’s name after 3 years of daily mention. It’s Bush's fault that needs 4 more years to fix. The MSM is a propaganda machine and they're certainly acting like it.

No ignorance there, rather, it's deliberate lies if they can, otherwise, it's OMISSION of the subject if they can't lie!

9 posted on 09/22/2012 9:54:21 AM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D. in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Kaslin

That stinking, drunken, lush who has a woody for obama just can’t keep his lying yapper shut.


10 posted on 09/22/2012 9:58:58 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Kaslin

it was lower than that when whe won office but went up after people knew who was elected.


11 posted on 09/22/2012 9:59:42 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Kaslin

Matthews is a pathological liar!:

Former San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock Calls Chris Matthews a Liar to His Face

NewsBusters.org ^ | September 22, 2012 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2012 8:48:02 AM by Kaslin

Roger Hedgecock, the former San Diego mayor turned conservative talk radio host, called MSNBC’s Chris Matthews a liar to his face Friday evening.

This resulted in quite a heated exchange between the two on HBO’s Real Time (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Former San Diego Mayor Calls Chris Matthews a Liar to His Face


12 posted on 09/22/2012 10:00:46 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (We are the 53%, who pay taxes and keep this country going inspite of the 47% rat moochers!)
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To: chessplayer

He is engaged in voo doo journalism.


13 posted on 09/22/2012 10:01:30 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Kaslin

Little Chris’s union teacher encouraged creativity.


14 posted on 09/22/2012 10:05:43 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: GoldenPup

Crissy appeared twice recently on Celebrity Jeopardy and came in last both times against some other other clueless libs while making a fool of himself.


15 posted on 09/22/2012 10:06:44 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: detective

Exactly and as I have said so many times before, when the Republicans were in charge the economy was thriving and unemployment was practically nonexistent. Things changed for the worse after the rats took over


16 posted on 09/22/2012 10:06:44 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Facts and Chrissy don’t often meet up these days. Voracity isn’t a virtue in the service of the fraud who would be king. It isn’t just the booze and drugs with Chrissy, but the freedom of belonging, of coming out of the closet. If only he could hang onto the apotheosis of Barry’s new age..., Chrissy could achieve importance.

But that will never happen with Chrissy. His time has come and gone, and his greatest relevance to pop culture will be his tingle.


17 posted on 09/22/2012 10:14:36 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Kaslin

Anybody that doesn’t know by now that Chris Matthews real name is “Obama Stooge Chris Matthews” has been living under a rock for the last four years.

He is similar in nature to Baghdad Bob and the old Soviet era Radio Moscow and everything he says should be taken with a grain of salt.

What they don’t want us to think about is that the economy started going to hell when Pignosi took over as Speaker of the House in early 2007. They try to blame G.W. Bush instead of focusing on the real culprit, the DemoSoviet party. They also want to hide the unemployment numbers and the gas prices before Dear Leader took over. Remember gas was $1.85 a gallon then. Look at what Obozo and his radical EPA have accomplished since then.

In addition, they want us to forget the wet blanket that was tossed over business in this country right after Obozo came to power. It wasn’t long after Obozo was elected that I myself was laid off from my job along with numerous others. It took me nearly two years to find a new job, and that opportunity was opened up because the previous holder of my job moved on to another job.

The dark pall of Obozo still hangs over business to this day. Many businesses are not hiring and waiting to see what happens with the election. I know of at least one business that plans to do heavy layoffs if Dear Leader is re-elected.

Then there is the coming Taxageddon in January.

No matter how big a RINO you might think Romney is, Obozo HAS TO GO!!

I understand they are preparing a palatial mansion in Hawaii for Dear Leader to go to when he gets fired November 6.


18 posted on 09/22/2012 10:25:22 AM PDT by VRWCRick
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To: Kaslin

... and the unemployment jumped up the last 2 months of Bush’s presidency due to the financial crisis caused by the dems. Prior to that the unemployment rate was quite reasonable although it bounced around some due to 9/11 and Iraq war etc. The unemployment rate averaged 5.3 percent during Bush’s eight years.


19 posted on 09/22/2012 10:27:00 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Kaslin
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY):

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts."


20 posted on 09/22/2012 10:28:10 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: plain talk

Bush’s worst employment numbers came on the same day as Obama’s best numbers: 20 January 2009.


21 posted on 09/22/2012 10:31:38 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Kaslin

But can we expect Reince Priebus to run a series of ads to that effect?

The RNC seriously needs to hammer home that fact that the economic downturn coincides with the election of more Democrats to the congressional houses. Show charts, show pictures of the lefty freaks, show news headlines, anything to ge the word out that electing Democrats is a sure-fire way to have things get worse.


22 posted on 09/22/2012 10:32:44 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad
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To: Iron Munro

But Sissy Matthews like to buttress his opinions with whatever factoids are at hand. Facts, after all, are whatever Sissy says they are. As Humpty Dumpty said, if I say something to you three times, that means it is true.


23 posted on 09/22/2012 10:34:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is neo-lysenkoism.)
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To: Kaslin

Chris Matthews took a vacation at a dude ranch. There was a morning trail ride, but Chris was running late because of his usual morning hangover. All the horses were out, so one of the cowboys saddled up a mule for Chris to ride. A mother and daughter were walking by as Chris started out. The mule was a bit skittish and backed up close to the girl.

“Look out for that horse’s ass!”, the mother yelled.

The cowboy said, “That thar is a mule, ma’am.”

“I know that’s a mule”, she replied. “I was warning her about the horse’s ass riding the mule.”


24 posted on 09/22/2012 10:39:17 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

Chris Matthews took a vacation at a dude ranch. There was a morning trail ride, but Chris was running late because of his usual morning hangover. All the horses were out, so one of the cowboys saddled up a mule for Chris to ride. A mother and daughter were walking by as Chris started out. The mule was a bit skittish and backed up close to the girl.

“Look out for that horse’s ass!”, the mother yelled.

The cowboy said, “That thar is a mule, ma’am.”

“I know that’s a mule”, she replied. “I was warning her about the horse’s ass riding the mule.”


25 posted on 09/22/2012 10:39:44 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin

and apparently the Democrats did not control Congress before 2010 either.

lol.

Rewriting history again


26 posted on 09/22/2012 11:20:14 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Kaslin

If pissy chrissy “says” then satan wrote it for him.

LLS


27 posted on 09/22/2012 12:07:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Kaslin

Unfortunately Matthews was not among them.


28 posted on 09/23/2012 1:29:27 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Kaslin

29 posted on 10/04/2012 3:31:58 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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