This week in Central Falls, Rhode Island, the Progreso Latino organization launched its third annual Winter Community Food Drive. As in other communities across the state, the drive is in response to growing food insecurity in the face of growing poverty and rising unemployment.Almost 20 percent of Rhode Island children under the age of 18 live in poverty, and 29 percent of the state’s labor force is either unemployment or underemployed. Some 59,000 Rhode Island households are unable to meet their basic food needs, and demand at emergency food programs has increased by 58 percent since the start of the recession.
That's reality but instead we get liars telling us that things are better and on track and blah, blah, blah.
It reminds me of in December when that little hairball, who worked for the Clinton administration before he went to ABC News, was lying on air about the economy. If you missed it, this is from Ava and C.I.'s "TV: News on the 'news'" (published Christmas Day) and hairball had sat in for Diane Sawyer as anchor of ABC World News:
When Diane's on vacation, the children come out to play. Such as human fur ball George Stephanopolous. Among the most jaw-dropping moments last week would have to be George on the economy Thursday. To watch that broadcast, was to be told the economy had recovered and things were wonderful and amazing. Yet, same night, on CBS, you were being told that middle class families were now depending on food banks in record numbers. Which was it?
As usual, with George, reality gets put on hold so he can advance the White House line now that a Democrat is president. And that bias is not an observation we're the first to make. It's long been known. But to see him acting as economic cheerleader when he was supposed to be anchoring a news broadcast Thursday was to see the debate on his bias settled once and for all. On Friday, a trained journalist (Josh Elliott) would replace George as anchor of World News, note the slashed prices many stores were offering and wonder,"Is it enough to lift the fragile economy?"
It's an election year so it's time for a lot of the press to start whoring and pretend the economy is in recovery. It's not. People are hurting very badly. But don't worry, Barack's not hurting. POLITICO says he'll raise 1.3 million dollars tonight in NYC alone.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Thursday: