(TheConserativeTimes.org) – While most polls show that voters overwhelmingly disapprove of President Biden’s handling of the economy and inflation, the corporate news media continues to run interference for the administration by painting a far rosier picture of the US economy.
In a recent blog post at All News Pipeline, Susan Duclos hammers the news media for continuing to protect President Biden, particularly on the economy.
Duclos highlights a June article by New York Times columnist David Brooks in which he lamented over how little credit Joe Biden is getting for his economic accomplishments.
In his column, Brooks argued that the president “should be cruising to an easy re-election victory” due to the “zillion” positive economic indicators. But rather than “celebrating,” Americans continue to believe that the country is heading in the wrong direction.
Brooks noted that since Biden took office, around “800,000 manufacturing jobs were created.”
However, as Duclos points out, the Biden economy didn’t “create” jobs. Instead, the jobs that were lost during the pandemic lockdowns returned. This, despite the Democrats adding trillions in spending that drove inflation to 40-year highs.
But for Brooks, Biden deserves all the credit, in large part due to legislation like the so-called Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS Act which provided billions in subsidies for green technology.
While Brooks acknowledges that the president’s spending increased inflation, he is quick to point out that inflation in the US is increasing at a slower pace than it is in other “developed nations.”
Ironically, Brooks blamed the media for Americans having such a negative view of the economy. In his column, he noted a study that found news headlines have become more negative over the last two decades and suggested that this is the reason Americans have such a bad attitude.
Throughout her blog post, Duclos offers other examples of the media “gaslighting” the public to shield Biden from the consequences of his failed economic policy.
Read the full blog post HERE.
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