WASHINGTON — There's really only one word — "boom!" — to describe the economic picture surrounding President Donald Trump 18 months away from the 2020 election. On Friday, the Labor Department announced that the economy added 263,000 jobs and hourly wages grew by two-tenths of a percent in April. The unemployment rate — 3.6 percent — is at its lowest level since December 1969, before the births of nine of the Democrats running for his job. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index of top stocks has been hovering near its record high in recent days, gross domestic product rose by 3.2 percent in the first quarter, and while some Democratic candidates are making the case that income inequality means that most Americans aren't feeling real benefits from the big numbers, that message is competing both with the broader figures and other topics. Trump's allies see a president who is competently leading the country in the right direction on jobs and the economy, the … [Read more...] about Trump’s economy is roaring. Will it carry him in 2020?
Sinclair Media Group–the conservative-leaning television company known for forcing the local stations it owns to air so-called news segments laden with bizarre Trump doublespeak propaganda–has a fake news issue on its hands. Today its chief political analyst Boris Epshteyn tweeted this searing nugget of political analysis: Epshteyn is trying to call out Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez–and by extension the Democratic party–regarding her stance on Russia. But there’s one problem: The tweet he’s quoting is fake. It’s so fake that the word “parody” is in its handle. What’s galling is that Sinclair has forced its anchors to pontificate about the ills of the mainstream media’s fake news. Yet, one of its top employees–someone supposedly fighting misinformation for the media company–tweeted something that could only be described as extremely fake. As of now, Epshteyn’s tweet remains up. In fact, after … [Read more...] about Sinclair’s senior political analyst is arguing with a parody Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez account
By Joe Flint WSJ Wed., Jan. 23, 2019 Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is adding a liberal commentator to its news operations as a counterpoint to its traditionally conservative editorial voice. Ameshia Cross, a self-described progressive activist and advocate who worked on President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, will host a new daily commentary segment for Sinclair starting in February. The hiring of Ms. Cross comes as Sinclair, the nation’s largest owner and operator of local television stations with 191 outlets in 89 markets, has been criticized by media watchdogs for having an overly conservative tilt in its commentary and for suggesting last year that some other news outlets are “fake news.” Sinclair said Ms. Cross will provide an alternative to the commentary of Boris Epshteyn, who worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign team and serves as Sinclair’s chief political analyst. “We feel that this is an important time … [Read more...] about Sinclair, Known for Rightward Tilt, Hires Liberal Commentator
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Conservative Media, Qualified Support for Trump on Shutdown Supported by ByMaggie Astor and Michael M. Grynbaum Jan. 11, 2019 The government shutdown and partisan wrangling over a wall at the southern border have produced high political drama in Washington, where President Trump has sought to portray the impasse as a national emergency. And as the shutdown reached a record-tying 21st day on Friday, Americans following local and national media coverage would be forgiven for thinking they had fallen into a parallel universe — with the episode being presented both as a moment of crisis and hardship, and a curiosity that mostly registered as a politically motivated annoyance. Early in the week, the historically conservative Cincinnati Enquirer labeled the paralysis a “buzzkill,” … [Read more...] about On Conservative Media, Qualified Support for Trump on Shutdown