Politics are incredibly polarized right now, and Fox News has played an outsize role in making it that way. One would think that a good jobs report and a strong economy are good for all Americans. Fox and Friends, though, spent much of the morning gleeful about an expected poor jobs report. That is until the information came in much better than expected.
A giddy Brian Kilmeade told viewers, “In just hours, the January jobs report will be released, and it could be the worst in years.”
Steve Doocy then asked his son Peter, “it could be a loss of 300,000 jobs; how is the White House going to put a happy face on that?” A smiling Doocy later claimed, “it could be a morning of pain because just about 28 minutes from now, the January jobs report is going to be released by the Bureau of Labor.”
The jobs report was excellent for Biden. After revisions, it was revealed that 700,000 jobs had been added over the last two months.
Fox may be rooting against Joe Biden, but a good economy is beneficial to all. Check out a clip of the Fox and Friends segments, courtesy of Fox News:
Up until just *seconds* before the release of the January jobs report, Fox News was giddy with anticipation of massive job loss… pic.twitter.com/kH5dZOQYF4
— Craig Harrington (@Craigipedia) February 4, 2022
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.