Media Research Center President Brent Bozell appeared on FNC’s Fox & Friends Feb. 17, to discuss how the networks have covered President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package in the year since its passage.
Using research from MRC’s Business & Media Institute, Bozell told cohost Gretchen Carlson that, of 172 stories ABC, CBS and NBC have run on the stimulus, just 90 of them (52 percent) included any criticism of the massive spending program.
Asserting that the media have failed in their responsibility to cover the stimulus, Bozell said, “Remember, the president said very simply – he said we needed $787 billion because we needed to create jobs, jobs, jobs. That’s what he said this was all about. He said if we didn’t do this, we were going to have – we were going to go from 8 percent unemployment, to 10 percent unemployment.”
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