CNN’s efforts to spin away the reality that Americans are suffering economically under the disastrous tenure of President Joe Biden has already been a feat of propaganda worthy of some of history’s most notorious regimes, but the self-proclaimed “most-trusted name in news” may have jumped the shark with its latest gaslighting, claiming that the recent drop in the price at the pump is the equivalent of a $100-a-month raise.”
Continuing with the trend of mental manipulation from the administration and its media allies that recently changed the longstanding understanding of what a recession is, Chris Isadore, a senior writer for CNN Business wrote, “Next time you stop at a gas station, think of it as a $100-a-month tax cut. Or a maybe $100-a-month raise.”
“The steady drop in gas prices over the last few months has turned into an unexpected form of economic stimulus, coming at a time when the Federal Reserve is trying to cool the economy and battle rising prices with higher interest rates,” he said while noting that the price at the pump has indeed fallen from a record high average of over $5 a gallon in mid-June, citing AAA to toot Biden’s horn that – get this – the average price today is at a bargain basement price of $3.92 a gallon.
“Since the typical US household uses about 90 gallons of gas a month, the $1.10 drop in prices equals a savings of $98.82,” Isadore stated, adding that “The impact of the extra cash could be a substantial boost to an economy that is showing signs of consumers pulling back on purchasing nonessential items, such as clothing, electronics and household goods.”
In other words, happy days are here again.
What he fails to mention is that that “100-a-month raise” is quickly eaten away at by a rise in costs for pretty much everything else, especially food where Americans are being crushed by grocery prices that continue to rise with no ceiling in sight and while the drop in gas prices is certainly welcome news, the fact is that they are still considerably higher than before Biden took office and that experts including Goldman Sachs are forecasting that $5 a gallon gas will be making a return by the end of the year – or after the critical midterm elections.
Twitter wasn’t falling for CNN’s ludicrous distortion of reality and reacted with justified outrage and scorn for its latest insult to the intelligence of the American people.
“Orwellian,” tweeted Senator Ted Cruz, “Next, CNN is going to try to convince you that 2+2=5.”
“In the meantime — since truth still matters—gas prices are UP nearly 65% since Biden took office,” the Texas Republican wrote.
Next, CNN is going to try to convince you that 2+2=5.
In the meantime — since truth still matters—gas prices are UP nearly 65% since Biden took office. https://t.co/87xwbrKxR2
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 19, 2022
“Gas was $2.39 a gallon when @POTUS took office. It is $3.92 now,” tweeted South Dakota Rep. Kelly Armstrong. “Next on @CNN arsonist gets medal for helping fight fire he started.”
Gas was $2.39 a gallon when @POTUS took office. It is $3.92 now. Next on @CNN arsonist gets medal for helping fight fire he started. https://t.co/IsReRHlDPk
— Congressman Kelly Armstrong (@RepArmstrongND) August 19, 2022
Other reactions to CNN’s reality-bending malarkey:
CNN straight up adopting White House talking points and they are detached from reality
If someone took $200 from you, and then gave back $100, did you actually come out ahead?
This “new CNN” sure cheerleads for Biden just like the old one. https://t.co/dqyVkldaGK
— Tim Murtaugh (@TimMurtaugh) August 19, 2022
CNN just makes it so easy for its critics. This is some next level gaslighting. https://t.co/Xw0TcAEtSn
— Brian Riedl 🧀 🇺🇦 (@Brian_Riedl) August 19, 2022
Be grateful for $4.00 gas, you wretches. https://t.co/w7pnNqS9g5
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 19, 2022
CNN is a complete joke. #ampFW https://t.co/XTNWePFvEk
— FreedomWorks (@FreedomWorks) August 19, 2022
This is shameless propaganda. Gas is still insanely expensive Vs. when Trump was President. It’s not a tax cut or a raise for Biden to fail slightly less badly. His huge failures are still hurting America. https://t.co/xKzEOJfr1k
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 19, 2022
This would make Stalin blush. https://t.co/YPYn06VnFb
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) August 19, 2022
How stupid do they think we are? https://t.co/eBUi9XFOCk
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) August 19, 2022
More utter dumbness from fake news CNN.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) August 19, 2022
Gas was a 2 bucks a gallon. It skyrocketed to 5. Now it’s at 4.
Next time you see your viewership numbers, think of losing a million then gaining 50,000 as a 50,000 viewership increase. Or maybe 50,000 new viewers!
Also, check your grammar. You’re supposed to be professionals.
— Aldous Huxley’s Ghost™ (@AF632) August 19, 2022
Nope still paying $200 more a month than two years ago.
— BWray (@BWray80) August 19, 2022
— ryan thomas 🍊🚛 (@ryanthomas88882) August 19, 2022
How high do you have to believe this math? https://t.co/TeImuyt2qs
— Tracy (𝒞𝒽𝒾 ) (@chigrl) August 19, 2022
It’s hard to believe how far CNN has fallen from the days when it used to be a legitimate news organization and not a propaganda arm of the Biden regime and the one-party Democrat Congress.
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