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Sarah Jeong, an opinion columnist with one of the most influential newspapers in the world, is facing backlash for claiming that only the rich and influential — which she herself appears to be — care about the ongoing uptick in inflation.

“[A]ll the stuff you see about inflation in the news is driven by rich people flipping their s–t because their parasitic assets aren’t doing as well as they’d like and they’re scared that unemployment benefits + stimmy checks + 15 minimum wage + labor shortage is why,” the New York Times writer tweeted Wednesday afternoon.

The tweet is devoid of a ratio, but only because Jeong made it so that only Twitter users whom she “follows or mentioned can reply.”

View the original tweet below:

In response to the initial backlash that erupted, she doubled down, though this time she left her tweets unlocked.

Look:

Some speculated that because she herself is presumably wealthy, she doesn’t mind inflation given that — even with inflation in play — the rich continue to stay rich and, in fact, get richer.

Except that she seems to think she’s part of the working class, and that’s where the misconception appears to stem from. It’s as if, in her mind, she’s the working-class stiff, and the actual working-class stiffs are the rich and so-called “privileged.”

This completely backward mindset would explain why leftists like her appear to have no empathy whatsoever for actual struggling working-class families:

Note what the latter Twitter user wrote: “Working class wages aren’t keeping up, unless your [SIC] privileged.”

Indeed, and as an employee of The Times, it would seem Jeong is the epitome of privileged — and perhaps also ignorant.

“Once inflation is accounted for … average hourly earnings decreased 1.2% from October 2020 to October 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said last week. Those wages represent income after accounting for the impact of rising prices and illustrate a person’s actual purchasing power. By that measure, the typical American worker is worse off today than a year ago even though nominal pay,” CBS News reported Monday.

Those working-class Americans who’re not part of Jeong’s elite club of the rich and influential — are currently having to contend with significantly more expensive commutes to work, in addition to higher-priced groceries, bills, healthcare insurance, etc.

As for those in the Times’ writers’ club, they’re doing spectacular right now:

“Whatever” indeed, because at the end of the day, Jeong doesn’t really seem to care, does she?

As a reminder, Jeong is the same allegedly esteemed Times employee who hates white people and the police.

Vivek Saxena

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