Paul Krugman nails it in one of his most recent blog posts: http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/03/broken-windows-ozone-and-jobs/
The Susan half of the blog is currently observing a news blackout (the excuse is the need to focus on finishing her book). All she knows is what she reads in the Winston-Salem Journal and in Paul Krugman's blog, plus a few tidbits provided by Jon. No NPR or cable news whatsoever. It's still too much.