NBC's 'Today' Completely Ignores Report That ObamaCare Will Cost Over 2 Million Jobs
While both CBS This Morning and ABC's Good Morning America both managed some air time on Wednesday to cover a new Congressional Budget Office report showing ObamaCare will cost the American economy about 2.5 million jobs, NBC's Today couldn't be bothered to mention the troubling news.
The NBC morning show did have time to provide a three-minute report on the latest bad behavior by pop star Justin Bieber, over a minute of coverage to the mascots for the upcoming Olympic games, and over a minute showing viewers how to play the new Flappy Birds game app on their phones.
All three network evening newscasts covered the CBO ObamaCare predictions Tuesday night, but they all made sure to parrot White House spin that the law wouldn't really cut jobs.
On Wednesday's CBS This Morning, Capitol Hill correspondent Nancy Cordes continued to tout those talking points during a two-minute full report:
CORDES: Democrats noted that according to the CBO report, those job reductions will not come from employers slashing positions but "almost entirely because workers will choose to supply less labor." Retire early, for example, once they no longer have to rely on their job for health insurance. Jason Furman is the President's chief economist.
JASON FURMAN: This is not businesses cutting back on jobs, this is people having new choices they didn't used to have.
On Wednesday's Good Morning America, news reader Amy Robach provided a 23-second brief on the CBO report, noting that the reason for fewer jobs was that "many Americans are likely to keep their incomes lower to stay eligible for subsidies" under ObamaCare.