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What the mainstream media should be covering

Many in the mainstream media have been busy! It must be tough spending hour after hour trying to amp up supposed rivalries between GOP candidates. Plus, rereading Sarah Palin’s emails with a magnifying glass can get awfully taxing on the eyes.

As always, what have remained untouched by the vast majority of “objective” reporters are the ever-increasing horrific side effects of our president’s “hope” and “change.” Because I’m feeling particularly benevolent today, I’ve decided to do a big favor for some of the selectively-blind “journalists” out there and highlight what they should be covering.

According to Gallup, “A sharp deterioration in the jobs outlook and six straight weeks of Wall Street declines sent Americans’ confidence in the U.S. economy plunging to an average of -35 during the week ending June 12 — a decline of nine percentage points from two weeks ago, and six points worse than it was in the same week a year ago. Economic confidence is now approaching a 2011 weekly low.”

On a similar note, CNSNews.com reported today that “Twenty-eight months after Congress passed President Obama’s signature economic stimulus law, and nearly one year after he declared the summer of 2010 to be ‘Recovery Summer,’ 1.9 million fewer people are employed.”

Gee, I wonder why so many mainstream media writers and commentators aren’t pontificating about what the impact of depleted confidence in the economy will be on our president’s reelection potential? And why haven’t they held our president accountable for the fact that despite unfathomable spending, the American people have nothing but debt to show for it?

Silly me, I forgot. They’re too busy playing the blame-Bush game. And counting how many times Sarah Palin has used some variation of “Unflippinbelievable.”

The Foundry has tackled our president’s “clean energy revolution,” a.k.a. government “investment” in green technologies: “Government spending will create some jobs to build whatever politicians want us to build, but this diverts labor, capital, and materials from the private sector that could be used more efficiently to create even more jobs. The net effect is that subsidized green jobs destroy jobs elsewhere in the economy.” They also recently highlighted how the EPA’s “backdoor train wreck of energy regulations is forcing utilities to file for significant rate hikes in years to come because of the upgrades they will have to make or the complete shutdown of older plants.”

I’m sure the mainstream media will be getting around to investigating those matters any day now. You know, right after they remind the public that 54% of likely voters still favor the repeal of Obamacare.

Bottom line: This president has been a disaster for our economy. His policies have failed. He can’t spend his way out of that reality. And if the mainstream media isn’t going to do its job of speaking the truth, let’s do it for them.

Jedediah Bila is a conservative columnist, television commentator and author of the new book Outnumbered: Chronicles of a Manhattan Conservative. For more information on Jedediah, please visit jedediahbila.com. Follow Jedediah on Twitter.