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ABC's Tapper: Media Failing Country
In a frank and wide-ranging interview, ABC's Jake Tapper conceded today that the press often fails in its coverage of the most important issues facing the country, saying , “A lot of people are hurting out there. Unemployment is 8.3%. That doesn’t even take into account the underemployed."
He further noted, “We are spending a lot of time in the last few weeks, those of us in the political world, political journalists and also politicians, talking about things other than the economy… a lot of people are hurting out there. I’d like to see more action taken and more emphasis given to this issue.”
Tapper himself asked Obama two questions on Tuesday--one, regarding the rising deaths of American military in Afghanistan and the second about how the President plans to grow the economy before November.
The president essentially punted in both answers. On how the media has treated Obama in the past, Tapper said "I have said before… [that I] thought the media helped tip the scales. I didn’t think the coverage in 2008 was especially fair to either Hilary Clinton or John McCain.” Tapper further elaborated on 2008’s selective coverage: “Sometimes I saw with story selection, magazine covers, photos picked, [the] campaign narrative, that it wasn’t always the fairest coverage.”