It's the economy, stupid Blog ››› August 21, 2008 7:43 AM EDT ››› ERIC BOEHLERT ? Surveys show that for Americans, the economy right now is the most important news event of the day. So how come the press gives it so little attention? NPR examines. Short Link copy link We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.