What the Headlines Got Wrong about Retail Sales

What the Headlines Got Wrong about Retail Sales:

No, our American consumers didn’t suddenly perform a  miracle.

As part of the data dump on Friday, the Commerce Department released its estimates for retail sales for September. If you just looked at the headlines, you’d get the impression that our American consumers suddenly had gone out to splurge, fired up by two powerful, destructive, and deadly hurricanes:

H/t reader Squodgy:

“Disinfo at its best.

Mainstream media lying, and manipulating, and lying again.

Time to wake up.

Time to prepare for the fallout from the lies.”

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