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February 06, 2012

If Obama's Jobs Record Is Good, How Come the Media Can't Ask About It?

To clarify: They can ask him very superficial things like "How great do you feel about the 243,000 jobs created last month?," but they can't ask further than that, because there the Narrative falls apart.

President Obama will benefit because the media will fail to note that the Obama administration promised that the unemployment rate today would be approximately 5.8 percent – not 8.3 percent — if the $800 billion stimulus package were passed.

He will benefit because interviewers like Lauer will fail to ask the president whether the unemployment rate will be below 5.5 percent — as promised – by Election Day.

He will benefit because commentators will ignore the fact that even if 250,000 jobs were created every month from now to the election, the unemployment rate will still hover near 8 percent.

He will benefit because no reporter will ask the president to explain why the labor participation rate has fallen to an abysmal 63.7 percent, the lowest level in three decades.

He will benefit because the media will continue to ignore the fact that if the the labor force participation rate were the same as when President Obama took office, today’s unemployment rate would be more than 11 percent.

And so on.

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