Robert Hennelly

Numbers Lay Bare the Despair of Voters

As the corporate media was touting the economic recovery, and stock prices soared, hundreds of thousands of Americans were still losing their homes. It’s just one more example of the disconnect between what people heard on the news and what they saw in their neighborhoods.

The American Dream Deferred

Millennials are faced with having to pay back record amounts of student loans and many of them are doing it while living with their parents. They have no reason to buy into the media’s assertion that the economy is on the mend.

The Media Struggles to Explain a Problem it Created

This week, WhoWhatWhy will examine some of the causes that led to Donald Trump’s triumph on November 8. Part commentary and part data-driven journalism, we will uncover how the media failed to be honest with the American people about the state of the economy and how that led to a groundswell of anger in the Rust Belt and beyond.

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