It’s like magic!
One second CNN was honestly reporting on the economic setbacks Americans are facing under the Biden administration and then, like magic, something shifted.
Could it be the White House pressure campaign on “news” networks, demanding they report alternative facts about Biden’s economy?
CNN primetime host Don Lemon (the dumbest man on television according to Trump) celebrated the recent 9 cent decrease in gas prices compared to averages from last month.
Lest we forget, Lemon is currently facing allegations of workplace sexual misconduct. He’s also under fire for back channel communication with Jussie Smollett after the defamed actor orchestrated a MAGA hate crime hoax. Lemon used his media connections to inform Smollett of inside police information alluding to the fact that his story was discredited and charges would proceed.
Former CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was fired for a similar breach of ethics.
State-run media: CNN's Don Lemon does the White House's bidding by praising the price of gas falling just 5 cents. This is what the Biden administration wanted when they brought in media outlets to tell them how to spin the numbers. pic.twitter.com/q5aTak5rfx
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) December 8, 2021
Sure looks like those secret spin meetings with media outlets paid off for the White House, eh? What was Lemon singing when gas prices soared all year long?
Great moments in "journalism": Don Lemon sings Biden's praises over … seven centshttps://t.co/0Ui75jKBgR
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) December 9, 2021
Lemon then brought on Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the Council Of Economic Advisors under President Barack Obama and Economics Professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
Lemon then asked Goolsbee why gas prices were falling. Goolsbee answered that gas prices were dropping because oil prices were falling.
However, the American Automobile Association disagreed with Goolsbee’s assessment.
AAA reported OPEC’s commitment not to cut production was part of the dip in prices, but the larger reason was the fear of another economic slowdown because of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
But the Biden administration, including the propaganda department at CNN, seek to bury any association with gas prices and the so-called variants they seemingly introduce before elections or political contentious moments.
While Lemon did not address Sleepy Joe directly, the segment came just ahead of a report that the Biden administration has been pushing news organizations to cover their actions more favorably.
Gas prices have dropped to $3.34 this week, down from $3.42 last month.
Meanwhile, America is still depleted of its energy independence and must still rely on foreign oil cartels.
Are you paying attention yet?
Author: Elizabeth Tierney