If things are truly awful, why are apple iPhones selling awfully well?
If people are having no fun, why are so many shelling out 60 bucks a pop for Xbox games to have fun?
And if the economy truly is going to hell, why are so many still going to restaurants? To eat away their misery?
Maybe some, but I don't think all.
The same politicians, I'm told, are hot to get their hands on those iPhones — apparently all the rage among congressmen, eager to expense those iPhones.
Even though they are expensive at a minimum of 200 bucks a pop, and that's without the costly calling plan.
Still, 6.9 million of these babies sold in the last quarter.
Do the folks who bought them represent 6.9 million fools? Clueless optimists? What are they? Who are they?
And not just folks buying expensive stuff.
I'd like to know who are these clueless customers who have Wal-Mart predicting a surprisingly stable Christmas? Haven't they heard the world is ending? And they're shopping????!!!
My point is not to gloss over what ails us, but put in perspective the economy for all of us.
All I'm saying is if we in the media are so intent on showing bread lines from a Depression more than 70 years ago, would it kill any of us to show the occasional Apple line from something more recent: Today.
Watch Neil Cavuto weekdays at 4 p.m. ET on "Your World with Cavuto" and send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.