Britt Hume isn’t Paying Attention

C&L posted a clip of Fox News Sunday that I just had to repost here. Never mind the fact the Britt Hume tries to make gas prices a good issue for John McCain despite all evidence to the contrary, check out this first exchange (emphasis mine) for a textbook example of cluelessness:

Crooks and Liars » Fox News Sunday: Damning John McCain With Faint Praise

CW: Let’s talk about the economy, because the news on Friday was certainly striking, Brit. I mean, you had this $10 spike in the price of a barrel of crude oil, you had the unemployment rate, there were some statistical issues, but it was up by a half a point, the highest in 2 decades. Stock market, 400 points down. If – and I repeat, if — not necessarily that set of perfect trifecta, bad economic news continues, does a McCain stand a chance?

BH: He stands a chance, because he is not the incumbent. But the candidate of the incumbent party is always affected badly by bad conditions in the country. And the economy is not likely to be perceived as particularly good. On the other hand, whatever happened to the recession? I thought we were in a recession; you don’t hear that. It hasn’t happened. It’s kind of a miracle it hasn’t, given all the forces that were weighed against the economy, which continues to kind of poke along at a very slow pace. But remarkable, nonetheless. . . (he goes on like this)

What happened to the recession, Britt? You’re soaking in it.

By Tommy Belknap

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