Nets Ignore ‘Full Employment’ Report From Favorite Economist

Throughout Barack Obama’s presidency, the broadcast networks desperately tried to put a positive spin on the weakest economic recovery since World War II. But now that unemployment is predicted to drop below 4 percent, they are silent.

Moody’s Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi announced the April 4.4 percent unemployment ratemeans “the economy has returned to full employment” in a May 10 report. That’s good news for President Donald Trump, who promised to “create a total of 25 million new jobs” by 2027, according to Politico.

But between May 10 and May 14, none of the broadcast network news shows reported Zandi’s findings.

In contrast, ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news shows referenced or spoke to Zandi 182 times since Jan. 20, 2009, when President Barack Obama took office. That’s an average of more than twice a month. But Zandi hasn’t been mentioned since Sept. 27, 2016, when CBS Evening News cited his donations to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign (he gave $2,700)…. continue reading

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