Nets Shun Positive Economic News to Kick Off Election Year

Nicholas Fondacaro | January 2, 2020
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Thursday was the U.S. stock market’s first day of trading for the 2020 election year and as Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier said on Special Report, “stock markets picked up the new year where they left off in 2019” by setting new record highs, yet again. It was a great way to kick off the new year but as they’ve done with much of the positive economic news since President Trump took office, the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) completely ignored it during their evening newscasts.

“The Dow surging 330-point today to another record close. Just 131 points shy of another huge milestone, 29,000,” Baier reported. “The S&P 500 gained 27. The NASDAQ jumped 120. All three indices hitting record highs in this, the of the first day of trading in 2020.”

Later on the program, Baier interviewed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and cited other encouraging economic indicators including a 50-year low in unemployment.

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