I once heard that the distinction between the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times was that at the NY Times, the editors asked reporters "What do you think about the facts?", where at the LA Times editors asked, "How do you feel about the facts?"
Well, Jonah Goldberg and the good folks at The American Scene direct our attention to this op-ed in todays NY Times that argues for a disjunction between the real economic facts of our time and how we feel about things, and points out that these (mis)perceptions can have serious political consequences.
But if you dont like those facts, the New York Times will glady manufacture new facts which are more to your liking.
And those facts will then be promptly parroted by the LA Times. With feeling.