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

Curtis Houck | October 2, 2014
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More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

Following President Obama’s speech on the economy on Thursday, the PBS NewsHour 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 “by every measure, the country is better off than when he took office.

 

The show then played a soundbite of the President, in which he lamented that “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.” Ifill then concluded by continuing to pass along the liberal talking points: “In fact, the President said, income inequality is the worst it's been in decades and he said, ‘I find that hard to swallow.’” 

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