positive spin http://archive2.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/23541/all en CBS, ABC Positive About Economy Nearly 2-to-1; Fed Disagrees http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/cbs-abc-positive-about-economy-nearly-2-1-fed-disagrees <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Two networks focus on good news ahead of Federal Reserve downgraded growth forecast. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">So much for the recovery. Even liberals admit employment is “<a href="http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/09/obama-financial-crisis-anniversary-speech">weak</a>,” that household wealth hasn’t recovered and consumer experts say middle-class retailers are “<a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323981304579079451729775212.html">struggling</a>.” But two of the three broadcast news networks have been much more focused on “proof that the economy is getting stronger,” than on economic worries since the May jobs report was released June 6.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://archive2.mrc.org/articles/cbs-abc-positive-about-economy-nearly-2-1-fed-disagrees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Government Media auto industry Ben Bernanke confidence economic news economic weakness economic worries economy Employment Evening News Federal Reserve Bank housing Nightly News positive spin QE quantitative easing spin unemployment World News With Diane Sawyer Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:27:33 +0000 julia.seymour 44556 at http://archive2.mrc.org