Media Ignored Rosy Obama Growth Forecasts, Attack Lower Trump Target

May 26th, 2017 5:49 PM
One of the more absurd spectacles in the press's coverage of the economy is the attack on the Trump White House's long-term economic growth assumptions in this week's budget release. The same reporters, pundits and outlets now ridiculing the Trump administration's belief that the economy can consistently grow by 3 percent each year beginning four years from now were stone…

What Unemployment Rate Increase? Three Headline Writers Avoid Friday's

August 4th, 2012 1:25 PM
The wire services and other establishment press members appear to be getting more selective in what they will allow into their headlines, particularly omitting items which might hurt Dear Leader. Take the coverage of yesterday's Employment Situation Summary from the government's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The news was a combination of bad and mediocre (though expectations-beating):…

AP's Pace, Covering Krueger Nomination: Obama Struggles With 'Percepti

August 29th, 2011 2:17 PM
Maybe AP stands for "Alternative Planet." In an early version of Julie Pace's coverage of President Obama's selection of Alan Krueger to be the next head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the following paragraph appeared (bolds are mine):