ABC News decided the unemployment report wasn’t important enough to lead off the show, instead it came in third. And when they finally did cover it they spun it as ‘better than expected’, predictably emphasizing job growth much more than the actual unemployment rate. In fact they played off the increase in the unemployment rate by saying that what’s actually happening is that more jobs are coming online and more people are starting to look for work.
But they weren’t just there to spin the report for you, they also wanted you to know that Romney isn’t releasing any more taxes:
Using Harry Reid as an excuse, ABC News spent well over a minute talking about Romney’s taxes during an unemployment report and while they did highlight the absurdity of Reid’s accusations, this story was really about the fact that Romney isn’t giving them what they want and that’s their taxes.
Out of the three major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC), ABC News was the only one to bring up the tax issue. I’m sure Harry Reid was giddy about it.