No one could have predicted that our Village overlords would push right-wing talking points on the economy:
Major U.S. newspapers have increasingly shifted their attention away from coverage of unemployment in recent months while greatly intensifying their focus on the deficit, a National Journal analysis shows.
The analysis — based on a measure of how often the words “unemployment” and “deficit” appear in major publications — portrays a dramatically shifting landscape of coverage over the past two years, as the debate over how to fix the federal deficit has risen to prominence and the question of how to handle still-high unemployment has faded from the media’s consciousness.
My guess is that even with Fred Hiatt and the Sunday shows shoving it down their throats, no one in flyover country gives a flying fuck about the deficit. They do care about losing their jobs and their health care though.