According to the MSM, America’s economy is rather low on the pecking order of importance for national news coverage.
As The Washington Times recently reported, in a recent Media Research Center study the liberal media is not only fixated on the debunked Trump collusion with Russia story but is doing so while giving short-shrift to the wealth of news stories regarding the booming US economy.
In total, the study reviewed the content of 364 evening news stories on ABC, CBS and NBC which covered President Trump and other top administration officials; 171 of them were centered on the Russia probe.
The networks concentrated on the Russia matter at the expense of important policy topics. ABC, CBS and NBC collectively spent less less than five minutes each on economic policy, trade issues and U.S. relations with Cuba.
The Cybercast News Service also notes that the White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders cited data from the same study during a press conference; “Three minutes on infrastructure. Five minutes on the economy and jobs. Seventeen minutes on health care, and 353 minutes attacking the president and pushing a false narrative on Russia.”
Just a few examples of improvements to the economy both the Democratic Party and their stooges in more than a few news rooms have been ignoring;
The Australian news service cites that billionaire Aussie businessman Anthony Pratt pledged “another $US2bn over the next 10 years doubling our rate of investment to create an additional 5.000 high-paying manufacturing jobs mainly in the (American) midwest.”
The AP, via the NY Daily News notes that “Samsung is investing $380 million in South Carolina to manufacture home appliances, creating an estimated 950 jobs over the next three years.” Furthermore, it was also cited, “BMW announced plans to invest an additional $600 million in an expansion, creating 1,000 new jobs over the next four years.”
Reuters cites, “SoftBank and OneWeb had announced on Dec. 19 that the Japanese company was leading a $1.2 billion funding round. OneWeb plans to use the funds to build a plant in Florida to produce low-cost satellites, creating almost 3,000 jobs at the company and its suppliers. SoftBank described its $1 billion share of the funding as the first tranche of the $50 billion promised by Son in a meeting with Trump. It is not clear whether the $50 billion SoftBank investment would be part of a $100 billion tech investment fund that the head of SoftBank and Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund had announced earlier in the year.”
And in an article that must have driven editors at CNN up a wall, they reported last March, “President Trump’s first full month was a big one for jobs. The U.S. economy added a robust 235,000 jobs in February, the Labor Department said Friday.”