Yup, the mainstream media is sooo happy to inform us all that new home sales are up 3% in September '08 vs. the prior month. What they DON'T tell us is that that they are DOWN 30% vs. last September!! Anyone who knows anything about business would know that you always compare against the same period a year ago. Because when all is said and done, at the end of 2008, home sales will be compared to 2007. But to use the +3% September vs August number rather than the -30% September '08 vs. September '07 decline is unacceptable. I guess our MSM really does support our gov't after all.