A new Gallup poll shows the cratering view the American people have taken of the U.S. economy under President Joe Biden. The Big Three evening news networks buried it for nearly a week.
The results of the Gallup survey — released Feb. 2 — of 811 U.S. adults found that a mere 33 percent are satisfied with the state of the U.S. economy. That’s a 10 percentage-point free fall from the same survey conducted in 2021 when 43 percent of Americans were satisfied. The new statistic is also a 35-point drop from the 68 percent of Americans in 2020 who were satisfied with the state of the U.S. economy. Gallup, in its report headlined “Americans Offer Gloomy State of the Nation Report,” specifically pinpointed inflation as “a major driver of decreased satisfaction with the state of the economy.” The U.S. is undergoing the worst inflation seen in nearly 40 years.
But ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News didn’t inform viewers of the Gallup results. All three network shows chose to ignore the entire story during their Feb. 2, Feb. 3, Feb. 4, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 evening broadcasts as if the survey didn’t exist. Perhaps one reason for the censorship of the news is because this is an election year, and Biden’s abysmal economic performance is set to be on the ballot. Even the liberal Washington Post acknowledged that Biden’s gargantuan $1.9 trillion stimulus bill enacted in March 2021 and his enormous spending “overheated the [economic] recovery.”
The Big Three’s ignorance of the Gallup poll is the latest in an ongoing saga of the evening networks sweeping bad news for Biden under the rug. All three networks recently buried news that the U.S. national debt had topped a whopping $30 trillion for the first time in U.S. history.
The $30 trillion debt figure is actually even worse once you take into account “assets and liabilities” and “unfunded Social Security and Medicare promises,” according to Truth in Accounting. The “true national debt” — when considering other factors — was actually a whopping $141 trillion, Truth in Accounting noted. Each taxpayer’s share of the “true national debt” is an astonishing “$919,000,” according to Truth in Accounting. The horrific context made the Big Three’s silence on the $30 trillion milestone even more damning.
The Big Three also blacked out news on Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev receiving a $1,400 COVID-19 relief payment after enactment of Biden’s stimulus. In 2013, Tsarnaev was involved in the detonation of a pair of homemade bombs amidst a crowd watching the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring more than 260 people. He was originally sentenced to death for his crimes, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit overturned the sentence in 2020.
Conservatives are under attack. Contact ABC News (818) 460-7477, CBS News (212) 975-3247 and NBC News (212) 664-6192 and demand the networks report on Gallup’s findings.
NewsBusters News Analyst Kevin Tober contributed to this report.