Expect the ‘Unexpectedly’ – Jim Geraghty
In the Obama years, bad news has always surprised the media.
It is the most common adverb of the Obama years: “unexpectedly.”
● “Sales of U.S. previously owned homes unexpectedly dropped in July,” reported Bloomberg.
● “Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region unexpectedly contracted in August by the most in more than two years as orders plunged and factories shed workers,”reported Bloomberg Businessweek.
● “Consumer spending unexpectedly fell in June,” reported Reuters.
● “Dismal economic data on Thursday pointed to an unexpectedly abrupt slowdown in manufacturing and a pickup in inflation,” reported the New York Times’ business page.
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