During the latter years of the Obama administration, it was a fairly common trope on the political right to assume that anything put out by the Bureau of Labor Statistics had been cooked to a fare-the-well by a corps of faceless operatives, loyal to the Bureau first and the President second and the American people somewhere around fifty-fourth.
Which is not to say that the Trump administration did a great deal to change those apparent priorities. In fact, it might simply be that the Bureau, in our data-hungry age, is still just barely beyond the abacus. For example:
And here are the choices you get:
Netscape, fercrissake? And version 7, released in 2002, at that?
More dramatic, perhaps: Firefox 1.5.x. The current stable release is 55.0.3.
And near the bottom of the page, this revelation:
Last Modified Date: August 14, 2008
Well, thank you, George W. Bush.
(Via Ellie Kesselman.)