Early Show's Misleading Graphic: 'Household Income Down 79%


This could go down as the most egregiously misleading graphic in morning show history. Have a look at the screengrab. Reporting on census data being released today, the Early Show on CBS displayed a graphic, under the headline "Economic Crisis," reporting that in the first part of this decade--the early Bush years:

Household income dropped 79%
The poverty rate increased 70%
Unemployment was up 71%


What?? If those number were true, they would reflect a depression that would make the 1930s look like life on easy street. http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...13DD89A91D4%7D