New Low for the NAR (National Association of Rapacity)
I can't put it any better than that.
To consider that Lereah and the rest of these special-interest stooges get even a modicom of respect from the mainstream press as some sort of disinterested purveyor of information makes my blood thicken.
After their constant drumbeat of "everything is OK" was completely contradicted by their eventual (but undercover) admission that things got terrible, real fast:
If the hiss goes boom and the peasants grab for the torches and pitchforks, I'll know where to send them.
TIMELINE OF THE UNRAVELLING LINE OF BULLSPIT FROM THE NAR:
"OK, maybe things aren't as great as we've been saying, but everything's still hunky dory"
"The fed needs to back off, othewise it'll be their fault if something bad happens."
"Nothing to see here!"
"Psst. No reporters here? OK, here's the real truth..."