President Barack Obama downplayed a weak jobs report Friday as he wrapped up a two-day bus tour to critical states in the November election, while Republicans pounced on the news to declare the president's policies have failed.
Stock prices plunged on the report that the economy created 80,000 jobs in June, well below the number needed to bring down the 8.2% unemployment rate.
I find certain members of the so-called media very sad. I'm not referring to Cohen who reports. I'm referring to people I heard on NPR today and saw on PBS tonight.
It's really amazing that these reporters feel the most important thing is explaining away Barack's obligations and role in this -- as though he were the victim.
Do they realize how many millions of people are out of work?
I really think the media should be rethinking their identification. They don't need to be identifying with a president, they need to relate to the poor and the unemployed. If they did, you'd see an active media that really mattered.
The media has been as AWOL on the economy as has the president.
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