October 17, 2007

No Good News Goes Unpunished

In the category of underreported good news, a couple of recent items:

From Bizzy Blog, a demonstration of climbing tax revenues and a steadily declining budget deficit, and the media organizations who won't report them. I realize that for leftists to admit that cutting taxes actually increases tax revenues is to nullify some of their favorite catchy slogans, if not to undermine their every economic assumption. But there it is.

A few days ago at Protein Wisdom's Pub, RTO Trainer assembled a monster post of positive news from Iraq. I've barely scratched the surface, but I'm not ignoring it.

When I first saw it, I searched this article for any sign that it was satire...a discrete logo from The Onion or something...but the need to somehow find bad news in the declining death rates in Iraq has apparently reached desperation stage. As the New York Times might phrase it; "Iraq Deaths Down Sharply - Gravediggers Hardest Hit"

Seriously.

I guess the key to success in this brand of journalism is to seek out and interview people who are happiest when lots of people are dying:

"Certainly, when the number of dead increases I feel happy, like all workers in the graveyard," said Basim Hameed , 30, a body washer. "This happiness comes from the increase in the amount of money we have."
Posted by dan at October 17, 2007 9:24 PM