What do you do when hard evidence is available showing that the economy is soaring during the administration of a President you hate?
Why, that’s simple. You just don’t report the hard evidence that the economy is soaring.
And in case you think this is a hypothetical, please read the following excerpts from Julia A Seymour’s article for newsbusters.org:
Stocks set records, consumer confidence shot up, and economic growth estimates were revised up.
These three good economic news stories happened back to back to back on Aug. 27-29. Meanwhile, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News ignored all three on those nights.
The next day, the Conference Board announced that consumer confidence had climbed to nearly an 18-year-high of 133.4 in part due to optimism about the labor market. Reuters reported, that the survey pointed to “strong consumer spending that should help to sustain the economy for the remainder of the year.”
But the good news about consumers attitudes toward the economy were ignored by all three broadcast networks, as well as the top Hispanic television networks.
On Aug. 29, the networks also ignored the second estimate of economic growth which had been revised up to 4.2 percent — “putting the economy on track to hit the Trump administration’s goal of 3 percent annual growth,”Reuters reported. It was the fastest growth rate since 2014.
Once again, that night ABC, CBS and NBC evening news programming failed to report the good news. So did Univision, Telemundo, Azteca TV and Estrella TV.
Then they wonder why people call them biased? Then they wonder why fewer and fewer people trust their “news”?