While Suppressing Good Jobs Data, Fox News Slams Obama For Trying To Create More Jobs

This morning the new unemployment report was released showing that 288,000 jobs were added during the month of June and the unemployment rate went down to 6.1%, the lowest since September of 2008. Not surprisingly, Fox News virtually ignored this report as they do with anything that might reflect positively on this administration. And in their abbreviated coverage they made sure to focus on whatever negative spin they could muster.

Making matters worse, Fox Nation chose this day of uplifting economic news to criticize President Obama for paying too much attention to improving the economy. Yes, you read that right. Fox is very upset that Obama has made economic renewal a key part of his agenda. It’s just another reason for them to commence impeachment hearings.

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The Fox Nationalists posted an article from the Washington Examiner that took the President to task for raising the issue of our nation’s crumbling infrastructure and urging Congress to act on his proposals to fund the repair of roads, bridges, and other public works projects. The Examiner’s story began sarcastically by saying…

“When the going gets tough, and it seems like everything is falling apart, everyone likes to retreat to their safe place. Some find comfort in their faith. Others find comfort in family. For President Obama, it’s a ‘pivot’ to jobs and the economy.”

Setting aside the clumsy backhand at Obama’s commitment to faith and family, the charge that he is seeking to exploit the issue of jobs and the economy as a refuge from other more pressing matters couldn’t be more ridiculous. It would require one to be so dense and/or dishonest that they fail to recognize that jobs and the economy are consistently the most important issues to the American people in poll after poll, including the latest Fox News poll. And Obama addressed this in his latest speech highlighting what he called “Economic Patriotism.”

“It’s not crazy, it’s not socialism. It’s not the imperial presidency — no laws are broken. We’re just building roads and bridges like we’ve been doing for the last, I don’t know, 50, 100 years. But so far, House Republicans have refused to act on this idea. I haven’t heard a good reason why they haven’t acted — it’s not like they’ve been busy with other stuff.”

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The fact that Fox regards jobs and the economy as distractions, and downplays positive economic news, tells us that they have a weak grasp of what’s important to the American people. And instead of taking these issues seriously, Fox obsesses over IRS emails, and Hillary Clinton’s book tour. The result is that Fox and their mush-brained viewers will be caught off-guard again, just as they were in 2012 when they were certain that Romney would crush Obama in a landslide.

When you construct a fantasy dream world of heroes and villains and contrived realities, it will always end badly when you wake up and learn that you were lied to by the media storytellers in whom you put your faith. So thank you, Fox News, for keeping your audience mired in myths and irrelevancies while the rest of the country tries to move forward. And in November, if the Democrats make unexpected gains in the congressional midterm elections, you can console yourselves with the knowledge that you built that.


5 thoughts on “While Suppressing Good Jobs Data, Fox News Slams Obama For Trying To Create More Jobs

  1. I think the president, and by exertion, all rational, thinking people, should start referring to the Republicans in Congress and “legislative welfare queens”. They do nothing ,and get paid a lot of money for not doing it.

    Wouldn’t you llike to get paid a lot of money for not doing your job?

  2. It’s often the most shiftless and lazy among us who are the first to accuse others of being shiftless and lazy. Entitled white men like Boehner and McConnell seem to think it is perfectly okay for the taxpayers to pay them to do nothing. Welfare recipients in custom-tailored suits is exactly what they are. Par for the course – I live in a conservative area and seem to be the first to leave in the morning and the last to come home at night. I guess a lot of the “makers” aren’t producing as much as they claim.

  3. If anything I can’t think of a more valid example of Fox spinning EVERYTHING that Obama does as a “distraction from another thing”.

    It’s as if he can’t focus on something without “distracting from something else, are they all really that distracted? Even to the point of trying to frame a push in infrastructure as “distracting”?

  4. Oh man I just saw that line that Obama said, can’t resist the following.

    But so far, House Republicans have refused to act on this idea. I haven’t heard a good reason why they haven’t acted — it’s not like they’ve been busy with other stuff

    But…Mr Preisdent, here’s where you’re wrong, House Republicans HAVE been busy with other stuff. Loads of other stuff.

    Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten about their attempts to get a scandal for Benghazi? How about for the IRS issue? Or lobbying for Hobby Lobby? Or trying to get Obamacare repealed? Or shutting down the government?

    Even trying to put down Hillary, all those things require effort on their part you know, it’s not like those thing just do themselves so you certainly have to give Republicans credit for attempting all those things at least, it’s stuff they’re STILL busy with.

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