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From the July 15 edition of Fox Business' The Willis Report:
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Fox Business host Gerri Willis made sure her viewers could not fault President Bush for state of the economy.
Asking her viewers who they blamed for "America's jobs crisis," Fox Business offered the following choices:
Washington Monthly's Steve Benen provides a useful chart illustrating job losses and gains each month since the start of the recession - the red bars chart the millions of jobs lost during the final months of the Bush administration:
And according to the results of a June NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Americans are more likely to hold Bush accountable than President Obama "for the country's current economic conditions."
But Fox viewers can't hold Bush accountable if they don't have the option.