Arthur Delaney is a writer for the Huffington Post, covering unemployment and other economic issues. He has written for the Washington City Paper, The Hill newspaper, Slate Magazine, and ABCNews.com. In 2008 he won the Street Sense David A. Pike Excellence in Journalism award for a City Paper story about a man living on the median strip of a freeway in Washington. He and HuffPost D.C. bureau chief Ryan Grim won a Sidney Award from the Hillman Foundation for their 2010 story “The Poorhouse: Aunt Winnie, Glenn Beck, and the Politics of the New Deal.” In 2011, HuffPost published a collection of Delaney's stories as an ebook titled A People's History of the Great Recession.
The analysis, conducted by Peter Dreier of Occidental College and Christopher R. Martin of the University of Northern Iowa, examined every occurrence of the phrase or one of its variants, like “kill jobs” or “job-killing,” in articles by the Associated Press, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post going back to 1984. Of the 381 stories that contained the phrase — usually in a source's quote — fewer than 10 percent substantiated it.
“The news media's chronic lack of fact‐checking has only encouraged ramped up use of the 'job killer' allegation as a political strategy against the Democrats in recent years,” the study says.