Today, Fox News chief national correspondent Jim Angle attempted to set the record straight on wage inequality between men and women. As we have previously noted, gender wage inequality is a real issue. Even controlling for a number of different factors, like personal characteristics, occupation, and hours worked, studies have revealed a persistent wage gap between men and women.
Even the Bush administration study found that a gap existed between men's and women's pay after controlling for a variety of factors.
These studies didn't make it into the segment, however. Instead, Angle's segment consisted of snippets of interviews from people stating that there is no wage inequality and Angle's own suggestion that the reason for the difference in pay between men and women "is pretty simple. Women take time off to have children and to care for them."