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As Inflation Persists, Media Doubles Down on Calling Americans Dumb for Noticing

“Americans are unusually down on a solid economy.”

After Biden boasted in the State of the Union how our economy is the “envy of the world” and claimed that inflation was done, surprise, it’s not done.

Janet Yellen warns inflation decline might not be ‘smooth – FOX Business

CPI Report: Consumer Inflation and Prices Were Up Again in February – AP

So what’s to be done with this kind of news? Double down on “Let them eat cake”.

After a few months of this…

Americans are unusually down on a solid economy. NBC News

Why Americans Hate a Good Economy- The Atlantic

‘The economy isn’t sick right now,’ economist says—here’s why Americans still feel like it is – CNBC

… the media has decided to double down and declare that people are stupid for noticing inflation.

The Wall Street Journal came out with a really bizarre article titled, “We Still Don’t Believe How Much Things Cost” whose motto is that people should stop complaining that prices have doubled and enjoy the new Bidenomics.

Much of the media already reads like it was badly translated from a North Korean publication, but this is an article that contains a paragraph stating, “expecting to see one total at checkout then paying far more is contributing to a disconnect: widespread malaise in an otherwise strong economy, economists and consumers say.”

Also seeing water in the boat contributes to the perception that it’s sinking in an otherwise stable vessel.

Everything’s great, but you’re paying twice as much for food and housing is unaffordable. But apart from that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?

Trying to talk people out of noticing the price of milk hasn’t worked, so the media has moved on to trying to convince Americans to let go of what the price of milk used to be a few years ago and accept the wonderful new normal.

Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield

My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. I am a  Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters. My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press, Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.

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