In spite of recent media attempts to speculate about when the economy might experience another downturn, a recent survey of global businessmen found a majority anticipate the U.S. economy to remain strong over the the next three years. Zurich Insurance Group, EY, and the Atlantic Council surveyed 497 CFOs in 30 countries and found most of them confident about U.S. investment. The survey was ignored by ABC, CBS and NBC news programming between May 3 and 9, as well as The Washington Post, New York Times and USA Today, according to Nexis searches.



While observing World Press Freedom Day on May 3, MSNBC aired an advertisement encouraging viewers to watch not just that liberal channel, but also follow more than 25 other left-leaning sources and newspapers while not mentioning Fox, the most-watched news network on cable TV. The spot, which was created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), begins by stating: “Don’t just watch MSNBC” and concludes with the motto: “Read more. Watch more. Understand more.”



If Nancy Armour (photo) has her way, the Super Bowl will become a battle of champions between the Constitution Supporters Conference and the Know Nothing Conference. The hard-Left writer for USA Today Sports says these conferences would be broken down between team owners who respect the free speech rights of protesting football players (CSC) and the ideologue owners who do not believe that all men were created equal (KNC). By any other name, it's a division based on social justice activism.



Imagine a newspaper editorial board calling a president "unfit to clean toilets" and then a few months later inviting that same president to write a guest column about the economy on that same editorial page. Say what? 



The GOP-passed tax legislation passed in late 2017, remains a centerpiece of the 2018 mid-term elections. One side will be praising it, the other attacking it. USA Today only seems to care about who backs one side of that battle.

Advertisements celebrating or attacking the tax bill were the focus of an April 17, USA Today front-page exclusive. It reported that “GOP groups and candidates have run nearly 17,800 spots this year that tout tax reform ... the barrage has forced Democrats to retaliate with commercials that slam the tax cuts as helping the wealthy — and endangering Medicare and Social Security in the years ahead.”



For backtracking on a previous promise to discontinue kneeling during the national anthem, Colin Kaepernick may have lost his chance to try out for the Seattle Seahawks. This reality could not dissuade USA Today's Dan Wolken that the notorious social justice warrior who went back on his word is anything other than a righteous man of impeccable character and the face of athlete activism. And a man for whom the protest movement he created is bigger than any back-up quarterbacking position that comes with strings attached.



You’ve probably heard already. April 10, was “Equal Pay Day,” a symbolic day media, politicians and celebrities use each year to complain about gender-based pay discrimination — by abusing a statistic that does not illustrate that.



The promoters of Saturday's March For Our Lives claimed that 800,000 attended the DC event. No one believes that — except USA Today, which was clinging to that inflated figure Sunday afternoon, well after more sober observers estimated a 75 percent smaller turnout.



Could it be that the media have given the the Marjory Stoneman Douglas children gun control activists so much positive hype because they don’t want America to know those kids are in minority on the issue of guns? Call it crazy, but a recent USA Today poll may suggest exactly that.

 


Tuesday at the Louisville Courier Journal, part of Gannett's USA Today network, two reporters claimed that whoever vandalized a prominent billboard in that city to read "Kill the NRA" had "called out" the gun-rights group. David Harten and Darcy Costello never described the billboard as what it was while it was briefly visible: a violent threat.



On Thursday, USA Today headlined the possibility, with an accompanying video, that President Donald Trump might "be giving a speech to a empty room in Davos" on Friday. It didn't work out that way.



So all the protests, all the disrespectful kneeling and the John Carlos wannabes making power salutes during the national anthem have led to the NFL's $89 million "Let's Listen Together" campaign. The grand solution to two seasons of bellyaching by rich, disgruntled social justice warriors in football uniforms is, as USA Today's Nancy Armour describes it, "a marketing campaign to highlight the work players have been doing on social justice reform and racial equality, and draw further attention to the problems that prompted the protests in the first place."