I guess the seal is broken. I can’t leave the JOBS number etc. alone. Even prior to starting as a market-maker on the PHLX options floor in 1992, I took exception to propaganda and deception. It’s only ratcheted up since then! Over the years CNBC has been an egregious offender, well, at least for as long as I can remember. This has always bothered me because it’s clear that millions of “moms and pops” rely on them and the rest of the truth-challenged financial media to make important decisions regarding trivial things such as their life savings and investments. With that in mind, take a look at these two bits of information and judge for yourself what is closer to reality and what’s closer to unadulterated financial propaganda.