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February 27, 2007

Financial news

Usually the daily finance headlines are completely separated from reality - the market goes up or down, and journalists somehow tie the direction of said market into some other headline of the day - when the headline itself should have no bearing on the market at all. Today, when the DOW was down over 500 points at one time, CNN epitomized this phenomenon with this copy:

"News that Vice President Dick Cheney was the apparent target in a Taliban suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan added to the day's worries."

Earth to CNN, and Alexandra Twin, CNNMoney.com senior writer: the day Cheney is blown up by anyone there will be world wide euphoria and dancing in the streets as stock indexes soar. The "near miss" had NOTHING to do with what the stock market did today. Why does the media have to tie these things together?

Maybe what she meant to say was:

"News that Vice President Dick Cheney was not killed in a Taliban suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan added to the day's worries."

Comments

Here come the NSA and CIA! Crawling up you butt.

Posted by: samearle [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 1, 2007 12:30 PM

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