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Old 11-10-2009, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Global citizen
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Tricity
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Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Yeah a few surprises. First of all I didn't realize New York was so far bellow national average. The media seems to make the state out to be one of the worst hit states by the recession. Second Check out North Carolina (10.8) and Georgia (10.1). I thought those states where doing really well?
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: New York
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Damn @ Michigan, Nevada, Rhode Island, California, & South Carolina.

North Dakota is doing good.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:34 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Damn @ Michigan, Nevada, Rhode Island, California, & South Carolina.

North Dakota is doing good.
I am suprised about Oregon which you never hear thing bad about.

Michigan's unemployment rate is the fault of the stupidity of the 3 US auto companies (all SUVs all the time) but also the decades long destruction of America's industrial base by the Federal government and 'free trade'.

Nevada's unemployment rate is probably too many people moving there at the same time. Hopefully things will get better when the recession ends.

I have no idea about Rhode Island and why it is so bad there.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Texas is doing pretty good.
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Old 11-10-2009, 10:14 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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I've heard people considering going to Oregon state that the job market is terrible, but a study of the news media indicated that their coverage of the recession has mostly been "top down" and therefore concerned with the big businesses and politicians. The only places to be of interest were media-centers of NYC-metro, Los Angeles-metro, Atlanta-metro, and DC. (Detroit garners some mention for its connection to the auto-industry bailout) The fate of average Americans was generally not of interest in media coverage.

Covering the Great Recession - Pew Research Center

Of course the media only gives us what we want and has no concern about their own personal interests or agendas. From this we can assume that Americans only really care about politicians, big business, and those four metros. Places like Portland, Providence, Charlotte, or Louisville do not interest the American viewer. I mean can you name a current TV show or hit movie set in any of those? If they mattered there would be one or one you could easily name. The fate of actual Americans is also not interesting to Americans. Americans are only interested in big business, politicians, lawyers, cops, and doctors. (Provided the doctors are promiscuous) Not that I really believe that, but I think that's often stated. The lack of media interest in the "little guy" might explain some of the populist loonies we're getting of late.
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