Weak Before Midterms: CBS, NBC Barely Cover Strong Economy Before Election

*I thought this was an excellent item on the failure of the mainstream media to serve the public. *

*The liberal media know the economy is one of the top issues for voters, yet broadcast network evening shows provided scant coverage of it the week before the elections in spite of an 18-year-high for consumer confidence and a 250,000 jobs report.*

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By Julia A Seymour ~

As voters head to the polls this Election Day, one thing on many of their minds is the U.S. economy. They just haven’t seen much of it on the network news.

The liberal media know the economy is one of the top issues for voters, yet broadcast network evening shows provided scant coverage of it the week before the elections in spite of an 18-year-high for consumer confidence and a 250,000 jobs report.

Two of the three evening news programs, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News, each spent less than a minute of combined time on the economy between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2. ABC World News with David Muir spent one minutes 37 seconds, and was the only show of the three to bring up the “largest increase” in wages in a decade on Oct. 31.

Nightly News did the worst…

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Trump Haters Helping Trump

*I love the Shakespearean nature of this. The politics of hate are a non-starter, yet the Left persists. Hopefully, the results will serve them right.*

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By Andrew Bolt ~

Two things in the US mid-term elections should wake up the Left. First, Donald Trump is actually a strength for the Republicans, not a weakness. 

In rally after rally, President Donald Trump exhorts throngs of red-hatted supporters to treat next week’s congressional elections as a referendum on Trumpism and the grass-roots movement that swept him to power.

“You’re voting for me in 2018,” Trump told a raucous crowd in a late September appearance for Republican candidates in Missouri. “You’re voting for me.”..

The president remains enormously popular with that base – Reuters/Ipsos polling gives him an 84 percent approval rate among Republicans…

Trump’s approval in the Rasmussen poll is now up to 51 per cent – higher than Barack Obama’s 48 per cent at the same point of his own presidency, despite the furious media campaign against Trump.

Which leads me to the second point that…

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Investor Mark Cuban uncharacteristically wrong

*Famed very successful investor, and star of CNBC’s Shark Tank, Mark Cuban, made an uncharacteristically bad call on the stock market regarding the election of President Trump.*

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U.S. Consumer Confidence up sharply since election

*Consumer confidence remains high, according to the latest figures from The Conference Board. The readings remain around their highest levels in over a decade. For some reason the mainstream media doesn’t report much on this.*

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“Consumer sentiment continued to travel along the high plateau established following Trump’s election, with only minor deviations from its five month average of 97.4. There was widespread agreement among consumers on their very positive assessments of the current state of the economy as well as widespread disagreement on future economic prospects. Although the partisan divide has slightly narrowed in recent months, it still reflects a very pessimistic economic outlook among Democrats and a very optimistic outlook among Republicans. The partisan divide on the Expectations Index was 51.0 points in April (61.4 vs. 112.4), down from last month’s 63.1 (59.4 vs. 122.5), with Republicans moderating their optimism more than Democrats reduced their pessimism,” Surveys of Consumers chief economist, Richard Curtin noted.