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We told you on Friday about the allows -- jobs report released by the US Labor Department but.
You wouldn't know what from watching the Sunday talk shows where the dismal economic numbers received almost no attention.
But let's talk about the coverage -- Jim Pinkerton contributing editor and writer for the American conservative magazine.
Alan Colmes is host of the Alan Colmes radio show and author of thank the liberals for saving America they are.
Today -- amused by definition is sort of the unusual man bites dog is news have we reached -- point in this country.
Where the lack of jobs in the lack of economic prop.
-- just can't make news anymore.
Well I think it's too important -- to to neglect and so I give the New York Times.
-- -- Liberal newspaper and reliable member of the and that's them.
Credit for an honest headline on Saturday.
Quote sharp drop drop in jobs growth those -- there that strikes me as -- -- pretty good in that speech to west but where the American people are they think that.
In -- -- a 25% margin the country's going in the wrong direction not the right track and yet.
On the Sunday shows.
Thanks in no shepherded -- news -- we see that both CBS and ABC managed to that they're there Sunday shows managed to completely neglect.
-- any of this news and talk about everything else but.
Why aren't they covering -- Al.
I don't know I wish I could maybe that maybe Jim thinks it's because there's so their liberal and going to talk about.
And a how bad it is but I'm not sure they covered anymore when there's a 188000.
Jobs -- and in particular not this was a particularly bad month.
In March but did -- get less coverage.
Or more coverage than any other typical month when we've had a number of multi.
100000 plus almost two -- -- thousand jobs month after month after another I think people just take it in his stride at this.
Jim referenced that in New York Times article I wanted to read you a clip from -- They wrote the closely watched monthly jobs report was -- -- discouraging.
The unemployment rate ticked down -- seven point 6% in March from seven point 7%.
But for the wrong reason because more people reported dropping out of the labor force meaning they are neither working nor looking for work.
Not because more people were hired.
The labor force participation rate has not been as low 63 point 3% since 1979.
A time when women were less likely to be working you -- also said Jim that it was a time when Jimmy Carter was in office but.
They didn't make that they did make that one.
Good good good point good point look this this recovery has been by many measures the worst economic recovery in -- in the last.
Since at least World -- II.
That's a long time and I'm in the business insider has a chart called the scariest job growth.
-- chart ever and it shows just a sort of flat line economic recoveries since.
Oh since 2009 so.
Actually in terms of what Alan was saying the heck out of four years of sub par job growth where we -- after if we're allegedly in the fourth year -- recovery.
And unemployment is only a tiny tiny bit lower than it was.
When President Obama took office that's pretty poor and it should be big story.
Yeah Alan you know.
There's a lot of coverage these days of gun control of gay marriage -- North Korea but -- but can't you argue that the one overriding issue that would mean more to Americans than any of those things.
Is an economy that's finally on the right track and providing some some good job.
I would agree in fact I think what you just mentioned gun control and if marriage equality are sexier issues let's say than the numbers of the economy.
And jobs although jobs is probably the most important issue right now for so many Americans but the other issues are those wedge issues which are much.
More intriguing I think and it might make much better debate.
And people have very strong opinions one way or the other about him so they tend to get more media coverage.
All right who was -- talk about it more we will another time I'm sure.
Alan Colmes Jim Pinkerton thank you think it.
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