General Motors – jobs ‘added or preserved’ sounds an awful lot like ‘created or saved’
May 11, 2011 - 7:28 am
The White House, for its part, was again in full self-rapture mode:
These are allegedly new General Motors (GM) gigs. According to the White House’s own blog, we are still in full-on Government Motors mode.
The author is Ron Bloom, who is Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy (National Economic Council). And he repeatedly hails a “bold” President Obama for facing GM’s bankruptcy “head-on” with “tough love.”
“Tough love” the White House claims just resulted in 4,200 new gigs.
Or did it?
The media fell for it like, well, always when it comes to Left-wing gyrations.
Well it appears that there aren’t “4,200 new American jobs” at GM. There are 4,200 jobs “new or preserved.” Which sounds like a new media euphemism for the same lame “stimulus” spin.
And so it is.
Although it appears CNN’s Roland Martin didn’t get the memo:
Here’s to the terrible mangling of the language and our sensibilities that is “added or preserved” having an even shorter shelf life than did “created or saved.”