spin http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/15728/all en CBS, ABC Positive About Economy Nearly 2-to-1; Fed Disagrees http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-abc-positive-about-economy-nearly-2-1-fed-disagrees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two networks focus on good news ahead of Federal Reserve downgraded growth forecast. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">So much for the recovery. Even liberals admit employment is “<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/09/obama-financial-crisis-anniversary-speech">weak</a>,” that household wealth hasn’t recovered and consumer experts say middle-class retailers are “<a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323981304579079451729775212.html">struggling</a>.” But two of the three broadcast news networks have been much more focused on “proof that the economy is getting stronger,” than on economic worries since the May jobs report was released June 6.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/cbs-abc-positive-about-economy-nearly-2-1-fed-disagrees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Economy Government Media auto industry Ben Bernanke confidence economic news economic weakness economic worries economy Employment Evening News Federal Reserve Bank housing Nightly News positive spin QE quantitative easing spin unemployment World News With Diane Sawyer Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:27:33 +0000 julia.seymour 44556 at http://mrc.org Spinning Bad Jobs Numbers http://mrc.org/cartoons/spinning-bad-jobs-numbers <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2876" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/BMI-Looking.jpg?1347634650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">September 12, 2012 - 10:54am</span> </div> </div> </div> Business and Media Institute Economy Government cartoon Employment funny gave up looking glenn foden Humor jobs spin unemployment Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:57:31 +0000 julia.seymour 41230 at http://mrc.org Fox News' Wallace on White House's Effort to Spin Brown Victory: 'I Have to Laugh' http://mrc.org/articles/fox-news-wallace-white-houses-effort-spin-brown-victory-i-have-laugh <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/jeff-poor">Jeff Poor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Since Republican Scott Brown won the special election Jan 19 to fill Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate seat vacated after the death of Ted Kennedy, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/WN/Politics/president-obama-scott-brown-massachusetts-victory/story?id=9611222" />President Barack Obama</a> and <a href="http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2010/01/20/2179926.aspx" />high-level White House staffers David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs</a> have been on the media circuit in damage control mode.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/fox-news-wallace-white-houses-effort-spin-brown-victory-i-have-laugh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Economy BarackObama ChrisWallace DonImus Employment FoxNews GoodMorningAmerica healthcare jobs RobertGibbs ScottBrown spin Thu, 21 Jan 2010 22:12:58 +0000 admin 27459 at http://mrc.org