Alexandria, VAThe government reported
that unemployment is at an extremely low 4.4% nationwide, while
wages have grown 3.9% over the last year. How was this good news
reported? CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric found a way to
spin this good news into bad news: But do the jobs out there pay
enough? A big issue in the battle for Congress this year is how much
the lowest-paid workers make.
In response to CBSs liberally biased coverage, MRC President Brent Bozell issued the following statement:
This is typical of how the liberal media operate, especially going into an election. They take extremely good news unemployment at a low national rate of 4.4% - and focus on one angle of the story that can be spun in a negative way, in this case, the conditions of minimum wage workers.
Of course, CBS and Katie Couric could have pushed two positives, the low unemployment rate and the fact that there are real people who have actual jobs that pay a minimum wage of $5.15 per hour, which is a rate higher than no job at all, i.e., zero dollars per hour.
But with the election coming up, CBS chose to spin good news into bad. This is no surprise. The liberal media want liberal Democrats to win and they are doing all they can to ensure that end.
Other Good Economic News Downplayed:
More Than 6.8 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003
Our Economy Has Grown Faster Than Any Other Major Industrialized Country A Solid 2.9 Percent Over The Past Four Quarters
Gas Prices Have Fallen Almost 82 Cents A Gallon Since Early August.
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