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Fox News: Americans are "Making More Money." Wrong Again.

Reported by Melanie - April 12, 2005

Today (April 12, 2005), two Fox News business/financial reporters said that American workers are "making more money." I hate to say they're lying, but I don't know how two women who spend their lives in the newsroom of a 24/7 cable news network can be so thoroughly mistaken.

During Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Dagan McDowell said this in a report about our huge trade deficit: "Other forces keeping the trade gap fat - our appetite for energy's still growing, and Americans are making more money too, with our economy going strong."

In the next segment, Brenda Buttner said, "Every time we bring out, you know, record deficits, we forget the fact that it really does mean we in the United States are doing well. Our consumers are confident, we're making more money, and this is one reason to hope, the only reason perhaps, the French start doing well."

Here is a Google search page listing ten articles, none older than April 10, all reporting stagnant or declining wages. Dagan McDowell and Brenda Buttner are either extraordinarily inept at keeping themselves informed of business and financial news (their job, after all), or they're lying to Fox's viewers.

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