Booming Economy, Victories Over ISIS Top 2017's Most Under-Reported Stories
2017 was a big year for breaking news, but what stories did the media mostly miss?
Brian Kilmeade went over some of the most under-reported stories of the past year with Katie Frates, managing editor of Olympic Media.
.@TheWorldsFrates: "Black unemployment is at its lowest rate in 17 years - since 2000... The overall unemployment rate is down. That is good for every single family in America." pic.twitter.com/XLTcuiuPbM
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 21, 2017
Frates said the thriving economy is receiving very little mainstream coverage, since doing so would involve admitting that "the president is doing something right."
She said the U.S. gains against ISIS in Iraq and Syria have also been under-covered, something that was even called out by the New York Times.
Frates said the media "can't stomach that Trump took a different position" and decided not to micromanage the military like former President Obama did.
She emphasized that she believes the arrest of a former IT staffer of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) was the most under-reported story of the entire year.
In an op-ed, Howard Kurtz wrote Thursday that the media narrative may be starting to change heading into 2018.
"While Trump remains quite unpopular, at least according to the polls, the media are reluctantly starting to acknowledge that his presidency is having a significant impact."
With all my Administration has done on Legislative Approvals (broke Harry Truman’s Record), Regulation Cutting, Judicial Appointments, Building Military, VA, TAX CUTS & REFORM, Record Economy/Stock Market and so much more, I am sure great credit will be given by mainstream news?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2017
Watch the full segment above.