November 23, 2005

When You Can Say What at This Time of Year

Filed under: Economy,MSM Biz/Other Bias — Tom @ 8:01 am

Am I the only person that has noticed these two tendencies, confirmed by Google News searches?

Shopping (as of 7:45 AM ET):
- “Holiday Shopping Season” (using quote marks)–3,620 hits (84.8%).
- “Christmas shopping season” (using quote marks)–649 hits (15.2%).

Layoffs (as of 7:55 AM ET):
- holidays layoffs (without quotes)–108 hits.
- holiday layoffs (without quotes)–254 hits.
- Christmas layoffs (without quotes)–159 hits.

It seems a bit more acceptable to mention Christmas when layoffs are involved, doesn’t it?


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