Probably thanks to his abysmal polling levels, Democrats in the White House have now resorted to telling the media what to say and think.
That’s right, in Banana Republic fashion, the White House is now directing reporters on what to say about the economic situation in Joe Biden’s America, as was called out on Twitter.
Some news in @ReliableSources: Senior White House and admin officials have been holding briefings with major newsrooms over past week as they try to reshape economic coverage. https://t.co/s3tNP28Lae pic.twitter.com/REvVzLKlXv
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 7, 2021
And it’s not sketchy, right-wing-biased sources that are reporting on this. Even CNN was calling it out, reporting that:
The White House, not happy with the news media’s coverage of the supply chain and economy, has been working behind the scenes trying to reshape coverage in its favor. Senior White House and admin officials — including NEC Deputy Directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti, along with Ports Envoy John Porcari — have been briefing major newsrooms over the past week, a source tells me.
The officials have been discussing with newsrooms trends pertaining to job creation, economic growth, supply chains, and more. The basic argument that has been made: That the country’s economy is in much better shape than it was last year. I’m told the conversations have been productive, with anchors and reporters and producers getting to talk with the officials…
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And, as the Conservative Treehouse humorously added:
The White House demands that media must ignore stunning price increases at the supermarket, jaw dropping home heating costs this winter, prices at the gas pumps that are 50 percent higher than last year, backlogs in the supply chain due to environmental regulation at West Coast ports, and a shortage of critical blue collar workers inside the U.S. Main Street economy due to the vaccine mandate. “Other than that, how did you like the play Mrs. Lincoln?”
So, Team Biden knows the economy is performing terribly and is trying to skew coverage of it by pressuring media organizations to report on economic issues more positively, yet even regime media outlet CNN is having hard time complying with Biden’s diktats.