Here we go again! Another horrible report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics was censored by ABC, CBS and NBC’s morning news programs.
Today’s BLS report at 8:30 am stated that 194,000 new jobs were created in the U.S. during September. The BLS figure completely dismantled predictions by economists surveyed by Refinitiv who were expecting a 500,000 increase. The result is that forecasts were wrong by an astounding 306,000 jobs.
CATO Director of Tax Policy Studies Chris Edwards told the MRC in response to the BLS report that “[l]arge and small businesses are surely worried about the large tax increases planned by the Democrats in Washington.” He continued: “Businesses invest and hire to earn after-tax profits so the Democrats’ proposed $1.5 trillion or so in business tax hikes are likely undermining plans to expand production and add workers.” Continuing an atrocious streak of behaving like derelicts, ABC Good Morning America (GMA), CBS Mornings, NBC’sToday and NBC’s Today, 3:00 p.m. all treated the story like it didn’t exist.
News Nation NowHowever, they reported that the massive miss as a “major disappointment” Perhaps the Big Three morning news shows should take notes.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 8, 2021
GMA’s The only thing that mentioned anything to do the report was the tiny chyron located at the bottom. It was very benign. It would be hard to tell there was anything wrong with the jobs market given the chryon’s milquetoast headline: “Wall Street Reacting Today to Monthly Jobs Report.” Seriously, that was the extent of GMA’s jobs coverage.
Over at CBS Morning, co-host Gayle King kicked off coverage following the BLS report by quoting anti-police music artist Lizzo: “‘We feeling good as hell.’” Too bad the U.S. economy isn’t sharing in King’s sentiments. But viewers wouldn’t know the jobs market wasn’t “feeling good as hell” watching the show. In the second seconds following the BLS report’s drop, the co-hosts discussed a case in mistaken identity. Adele was featured on the American and British issues. Vogue magazine.
NBC’s Today It was even worse. In an economic segment actually called “Today’s Consumer,” the network spent a whopping 355 seconds of coverage talking about people getting allegedly hoodwinked by reportedly misleading vacation home rental profiles on Airbnb and Vrbo. However, there was not coverage about the terrible BLS job numbers.
And not to be outdone, NBC’s Today, 3:00 p.m. spent 137 meaningless seconds on NBC contributor Jill Martin’s “Self-Care Challenge,” which included Martin taking on a “face yoga” challenge. The network deemed this more important than the reporting of the horrible economic news to viewers.
Conservatives are being attacked.For more information, contact ABC News (818-460-7777) CBS News (212-975-3247) NBC News (1212-666 64192), and ask them why they have not reported the BLS jobs report.