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Showing posts with label FOX Friends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FOX Friends. Show all posts

Monday, January 29, 2018

Trump And His Great "Black Unemployment" Lie

So, Donald Trunmp entertiansed his Twitter minion with an attack on Jay-Z's comments about the Trump economy, or lack there of.  
During normal times, and distant US history (Eg. pre-2017), it would be unthinkable and totally unacceptable for a US President to spend so much time silly(ing) on Twitter.  Especially when his (all past presidents have been male) his target is a US rapper and following a report on Fox & Friends. A total farce and comical were it not a US President
Let's spend a few minutes on Black unemployment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the resource for national (and state) employment data. How does BLS archive black unemployment? As you view and contemplate what follows, recognize Trump's propagandist know full well Trump's actual impact on black unemployment. Also ask yourself: "Exactly what measures or legislation has Trump, and his Congress, enacted which actually impact US employment?"   If that doesn't work for you, ask yourself: "What policies has Trump put in place which focuses on black unemployment."

Data extracted on: January 28, 2018 

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Series Id: LNU04023071 
Not Seasonally Adjusted Series title(Unadj) 
Unemployment Rate - Not Enrolled in School, High School Graduates, 
No College, 16-24 yrs., Black or African American 
Labor force status: Unemployment rate 
Type of data: Percent or rate Age: 16 to 24 years 
School activity: Not Enrolled 
Educational attainment: High School graduates, no college Race: Black or African American

Data extracted on: January 28, 2018

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
Series Id: LNS14000006
Seasonally Adjusted
Series title: (Seas) Unemployment Rate - Black or African American
Labor force status: Unemployment rate
Type of data: Percent or rate
Age: 16 years and over
Race: Black or African American

If for some strange reason you are abhorrent regarding charts the raw data paints an even more stark picture. Note the precipitous drop in black-unemployment since 2014. The only rational reason for the drop was an increasingly strong economy. An economy in which "immigrants" really did not take available jobs from black Americans. So much for that piece of conservative cake.

The Raw Story also published a piece regarding Trump's carnival performance and his efforts to sell fake news to the nation.
A recent NPR fact check found Trump’s claim to be true, but noted: “And a big problem with that claim is that those rates had been falling for long before Trump took office, and their declines don’t appear to have picked up speed. This implies that there’s nothing specific that Trump did to change this rate.”
Let's end this piece with a basic question: "Are you surprised Trump would take a stage, a platform and a microphone with such a bold lie."  Despite our understanding of Trump as a pathological liar, we will admit to a level of surprise his henchmen and henchwomen would actually facilitate a lie as bold as his black unemployment lie. 

However, we ask that you consider another perspective form noted economist Jared Bernstein.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fox Joins Conservative Super PACs With Anti-Obama Ad That May Violate Its Own Ethical Standards (UPDATE)

Cross posted from MediaMatters Dot Org

See Update with the last half-hour below, linked to Media

The following piece was posted to the Media Matters web page earlier this afternoon.

May 30, 2012 1:01 pm ET by Oliver Willis

Fox News may turn out to be the biggest Super PAC of them all.
recent report from Politico indicates that outside groups plan to spend $1 billion in attack ads against President Obama and the Democratic Party this year. That figure could be considerably higher if you factor in the free airtime and resources Fox News is donating to the cause. As Fox host Eric Bolling said, "We're all on board if Mitt's it."
The four minute long anti-Obama attack ad presented on Fox & Friends this morning not only crossed the ethical line but it may violate News Corp.'s own internal policy for ethical behavior. 
The policy states:
Contributing Company Assets: We do not donate any corporate money, services, products or facilities to any political party, candidate or political committee unless previously approved by News Corporation's Executive Vice President for Government Affairs, at the Government Relations Office in Washington D.C. Always keep in mind that "contribution" is defined broadly, and does not necessarily mean money. It may, under some circumstances, even include the use of Company email to solicit donations or support.