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The New York Times
Friday, October 5, 2012 — 8:37 AM EDT
U.S. Added 114,000 Jobs in September; Unemployment Rate Fell to 7.8%
The nation’s employers added 114,000 jobs in September, a modest showing, the Labor Department reported Friday. But the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent, the lowest since President Obama’s first month in office.
In a positive sign, the job growth for August was revised upward to 142,000 from the previously reported 96,000.
Coming a month before the presidential election, the jobs report offered ammunition for both sides as the candidates vie to convince voters that each is better equipped to steer the economy. Mr. Obama can point to the 24th straight month of job growth after a severe financial crisis, while Republicans continue to criticize the glacial pace of the improvement.
That was in my inbox this morning, the bolded part…slight bias on the part of the NYTimes reporter? Perhaps a little sarcastic dig, via tone, to the GOP?
In other news — Paul Krugman’s op-ed did a great job of explaining where Romney blatantly lied through his white, shiny, smiling teeth.
In the wake of the debate, with every major news outlet declaring Romney victor, it’s curious that the news is now quickly changing the narrative, blasting Romney, finding his faults and inaccuracies and re-telling the story as facts are on Obama’s side.