How the Wall Street Journal Covers the Economy

There’s a great bit of unintentional media self-mockery at CNN.com.  It’s a profile of, and video interview with, one of the principal economics reporters at the Wall Street Journal.  She’s 23, perky, suspiciously videogenic, and has 18 months of professional experience.   She explains her job thusly:

I take really jargon-heavy reports and turn them into ‘No one is ordering U.S. products. So that’s why U.S. manufacturing jobs are being cut. So that’s why your cousin is out of a job.’

Sometimes the blog just writes itself.

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