PBS Parrots Obama’s Claim Country Has Improved ‘By Every Economic Measure'; Lou Dobbs Proves Otherwise

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<p><em style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; line-height: 27px; color: #444444; background-color: #ffffff;">More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/curtis-houck/2014/10/02/pbs-promotes-obama…; target="_blank">cross-post</a>&nbsp;</em><em style="box-sizing: border-box; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 18px; line-height: 27px; color: #444444; background-color: #ffffff;">on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.</em></p><p>Following President Obama’s speech on the economy on Thursday, the <em>PBS NewsHour</em> offered a 48-second news brief on the subject, in which co-anchor Gwen Ifill offered no opposing viewpoint to the President’s claim in his speech that <strong>“by every measure, the country is better off than when he took office.</strong>”</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The show then played a soundbite of the President, in which he lamented that <strong>“millions of Americans don't yet feel enough of the benefits of a growing economy where it matters most, and that’s in their own lives and these truths aren't incompatible. Our broader economy, in the aggregate, has come a long way, but the gains of recovery are not yet broadly shared.”</strong>&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">Ifill then concluded by continuing to pass along the liberal talking points: <strong>“In fact, the President said, income inequality is the worst it's been in decades and he said, ‘I find that hard to swallow.’”&nbsp;</strong></span></p>

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