In a piece titled “Why no one is talking about Trump’s game-changing deal,”, the New York Post’s Salena Zito notes the mainstream media’s near comical aversion to honestly reporting on the U.S.’s agreement with China about a “$83.7 billion “memorandum of understanding, to create a number of petrochemical projects in West Virginia over the next 20 years.”
This agreement could mean thousands of new jobs for Americans who struggled under the Obama administration. Business sections in major newspapers refused to give the story the placement it deserved.
New York Post reports:
If the agreement holds tight, it is an economic game changer for the state.
And yet, speaking to the locals here, you wouldn’t even know it had happened.
“I am surprised I heard nothing about it on the national news, nor in my local paper and newscasts,” said Jerald Stephens, 67, a West Virginia native and union rep, who has been a keen observer of local politics for as long as he can remember.
The BBC and CNN covered the news in their business sections, while The New York Times picked up a short story by The Associated Press on the deal. The stories’ headlines were muted; their placement low-key.
“One would have suspected that the prospect of an investment this large — nearly three times the total annual budget for the department of energy — would have been front-page news,” said Paul Sracic, political-science professor at nearby Youngstown State University.
“We really have no influence or power here, so that is interesting to me that he still kept his promise to us, something I suspect he will likely get little credit for in the national news,” Stephens told the New York Post.
Of course, this would not be the first time the media has opted to ignore President Trump’s economic accomplishments. The Gateway Pundit’ Joe Hoft has been closely covering the current administration’s stock market records.
The Dow has increased 4,830 points since the November 8th election and the Dow all time high has increased by 4,527 since the election (the all time high on election day was 18,636 set on August 15, 2016). The Dow has never increased the All Time Highs this much in such a short period of time in its more than one hundred year history.
Since the election the Dow has surpassed 5 major milestones – 19,000, 20,000, 21,000, 22,000 and 23,000. This is the first time this has happened in less than a year in US history.