Our friend Gary Hall scans the Los Angeles Times for silliness,and he sent along this silly headline from Twitter:
Stocks stumble to more records on conflicting trade reports
How do you “stumble” to a record high? Did Hank Aaron “stumble” to a record high in home runs? Did Tom Brady “stumble” to six Super Bowl rings?
The online headline was slightly better: “Stocks settle into more records on conflicting trade reports.” But it’s still strange. You “settle into” a record high?
By Friday morning, the Times was back to projecting economic gloom: “For 53 million Americans stuck in low-wage jobs, the road out is hard. Despite low unemployment and a strong jobs market, 44% of U.S. workers earn low pay and are unlikely to get out of that rut by switching jobs, a study finds.”
Friday afternoon’s new high drew this LA Times headline: “Stocks push past latest trade-war confusion to more records.”
This spurred our friend Gary to tweet:
Wow – this is even a softer headline than yesterday’s, after a 184 pt record setting gain on the DJIA, ” “Stocks stumble to more records”
That was pathetic, LAT’s. There’s a story every day, LAT’s, pls cease with trying to always make a political bent out of it. Sickening.