The Right Scoop professed surprise that CNN morning anchor Christine Romans reported on the latest unemployment figures without the usual agony over the Trump administration.The jobs number was "weaker than expected," they said. But Romans suggested the expectations were too high at this "very low" unemployment rate:
The Washington Post Fact Checker is constantly slinging its Pinocchios at Donald Trump, calling him out for lying here, there, and everywhere. But when a liberal Democrat presidential aspirant like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand messes up, curiously, somehow the Pinocchios get stuck and won't come out of the box. On November 15, Fact Checker Glenn Kessler wrote a piece titled "Gillibrand's cascade of misfired employment statistics." She admitted error....so no Pinocchios for your political record.
At the nation’s top two Hispanic television networks, the annual “Day of the Dead” celebrations were more important than tens of thousands of Latinos in the U.S. getting jobs, and driving unemployment among Latinos to yet another record low.
As voters head to the polls this Election Day, one thing on many of their minds is the U.S. economy. They just haven’t seen much of it on the network news.
The liberal media know the economy is one of the top issues for voters, yet broadcast network evening shows provided scant coverage of it the week before the elections in spite of an 18-year-high for consumer confidence and a 250,000 jobs report.
With the election looming, the addition of a quarter million new jobs in October, grabbed headlines. But NBC Nightly News gave more than twice as much attention to the hot topic of celebrating Hollywood’s movie rating system.
With one week to the midterm elections, the Conference Board released its latest survey of consumers showing their confidence soared to an 18-year high and also found high expectations for early 2019. This might well surprise many news consumers given how little effort the media have spent reporting on the good economy.
In a sharp reversal from what occurred this past summer, when record-low Hispanic unemployment was met with absolute silence on the nation’s leading Hispanic television newscasts, the October 5 news from the U.S. Department of Labor that the national unemployment rate had reached a nearly 50-year low and that Hispanic unemployment had fallen to a record low received significant coverage on all the nation’s leading Spanish-language newscasts.
Unemployment dipped to the lowest rate since December 1969 in September, but ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows only spent exactly one minute combined sharing the strong economic news.
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell expressed optimism about the “extraordinary times” for the U.S. economy right now at an event with business economists on Oct. 2.
Powell said, “The economy is strong, unemployment is near 50-year lows, and inflation is roughly at our 2 percent objective, and the baseline outlook of many forecasters in and outside the Fed is for more of the same.”
Telemundo’s principal national evening newscast took note of widespread economic gains among U.S. Latinos — including unemployment below 5 percent for the fifth consecutive month - during coverage of President Trump’s big kick-off celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the White House.
Las noticias nocturnas en las redes hispanas del pasado viernes y sábado reportaron de todo menos buenas nuevas, específicamente el auge histórico que está experimentando la economía de Estados Unidos. Tanto Univisión, como Estrella TV y Azteca América optaron por concentrarse en los acostumbrados ataques a Trump dejando sus audiencias a oscuras sobre el provechoso informe de empleo emitido por el Departamento de Trabajo el viernes, 7 de septiembre de 2018.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk acting strangely and smoking marijuana took priority over an good economic update on jobs. Six times more. ABC, CBS and NBC evening news programs on Sept. 7, spent more than 6 times as much of those broadcasts reporting that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Musk smoked tobacco and marijuana during a live interview than it did on the nation’s latest employment news. All three shows covered Musk’s behavior, but only NBC Nightly News reported on the jobs report.