One of These Media Headlines Is Not Like the Others

June 2, 2017

by Frank Cannon


Numbers are just numbers, right?

If you don’t think that the media can spin anything to fit a narrative, just take a look at these three headlines on yesterday’s job report numbers:

While CNN focused on the positives — they must have not gotten the memo — Politico and The Washington Post both found a way to disparage the report, despite the relatively good news it conveyed.

Just compare this coverage to the way both outlets presented a very similar October 2016 jobs report — the final report to come out pre-election:

  • Politico: “Last pre-election jobs report: 161,000 jobs created in October”
  • Washington Post: “U.S. economy added 161,000 jobs in October as unemployment rate dipped to 4.9 percent”

It’s no wonder Americans’ trust in the media continues to plummet.


Frank Cannon is the president of American Principles Project and a veteran conservative political strategist.

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