The WSJ's 6 clues that the recession is lessening.
January 4, 2002 8:08 AM   Subscribe

The WSJ's 6 clues that the recession is lessening.
Number 6: Gary Condit is back in the news. (MSNBC link)
posted by o2b (7 comments total)
Yes, we can indeed truly hope that one day a police raid on OJ's home will cover the airwaves.

To be honest, those are six clues that if true would show the recession is lessening, not six clues they're saying are firmly here yet.
posted by dhartung at 8:32 AM on January 4, 2002

Each of the six clues has a concrete example attched to it. I think they are saying that they are here.
posted by o2b at 8:43 AM on January 4, 2002

I would like to remind everyone this is the same WSJ that advised everyone to invest in dotcoms not very long ago. Credibility hasn't been their strongest suit. Look at their contributing editors...John Fund, Lucianne Goldberg etc. A list Fox would be proud to have along side Rivera, Hannity, Colmes and O'Reilly. Trust WSJ at your own risk should be the front page disclaimer.
posted by nofundy at 9:57 AM on January 4, 2002

It's not that the recession is lessening. It's that the 9-11/terrorism news is becoming old hat. People are bored with it (such short attention spans in America!) and want new news.
posted by five fresh fish at 12:03 PM on January 4, 2002

isn't it in the WSJ's interest to tell people the recession is going away, too? since they are primarily a business paper and all?
posted by maura at 12:47 PM on January 4, 2002

I love the WSJ's reporting. I loathe their editorial opinions.

Fortunately, they keep the two separate, as journalistic enterprises are supposed to (but don't always do, Exhibit A being Richard Mellon Scaife's Pittsburgh Tribune-Review). They are shameless in endorsing Republican tactics that they they abhorred when Democrats used them

I can't tell you how many times I've seen or heard a newsstory elsewhere and realized that I had read it in the WSJ days earlier.
posted by pmurray63 at 2:27 PM on January 4, 2002

pmurray, the nyt is insufferable on this account. For insightfull ongoing analysis of new york times front page perfidity see this.
posted by Real9 at 9:11 PM on January 4, 2002

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