It's that time of year again. I don't mean Halloween or Christmas, though we are both scared and intending to separate the naughty from the nice. I mean that gross domestic product was reported yesterday.The first GDP number is a very rough draft, subject to a pair of subsequent revisions. These revisions, which go up or down, are often substantial, traditionally adjusting by as much as 50%. But do the business media, those misleading little devils, do the right thing and tell you that this first number is subject to big-time revision? Sometimes. The Business Press Maven has beaten the business media about the head for this for a long time, going so far as to write an insulting limerick about misguided individual journalists. We have seen progress, so I backed off for a while. But guess what? The problem got much worse, with even our own TheStreet.com falling off the wagon. You can see here how I bit the hand that feeds me on the subject and lived to sing about it after TheStreet.com, which had been making a habit of mentioning the coming revisions right up top, failed to do so altogether.