“Economists say a combination of natural and man-made disasters led to unexpectedly weak U.S. retail sales in the crucial two months before Christmas.”
– Voice of America, yesterday.
CNBC, another state-run media agency, blames Sandy, Newtown, and the “fiscal cliff,” also without ever mentioning the O-word.
Isn’t this all good news, then?
Related: Now playing at the kabuki theater…