BMI's Gainor on 'Fox and Friends': Why Won't Media Ask Tough Questions About Stimulus?

Business & Media Institute's Dan Gainor appeared on "Fox & Friends," Jan. 12 to discuss why, with trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, and the future of our economic system on the line, the mainstream media won't ask Obama tough questions on his stimulus plan.

Given the media favoritism for Barack Obama during the campaign, Gainor said, "So, it's no surprise that they're not asking him tough questions [about the stimulus package]."

"Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy specifically asked Gainor about Obama's expanding promise to create 4 million new jobs.

"We don't know exactly how it's going to happen," Doocy said. "We've got a lot of pie in the sky right now. Just not many details and people aren't asking for details."

"Well, and even worse they've bounced all over the map whether they're going to save or create jobs," Gainor said.

"Jake Tapper called Obama on this. ABC's Jake Tapper did this last week, and he did a good job because he pointed out that Obama's plan called for 20 percent government employees and 600-- basically worked out to 600,000 new federal jobs. But by the time Saturday rolled around Obama's plan was calling for 10 percent federal employment at the max, but he was calling something for 4 million jobs which meant like 190,000 jobs for the federal government just disappeared in a puff of smoke. Nobody's calling him on that."

Matthew Philbin
Matthew Philbin
Matt Philbin is Managing Editor of MRC Culture