Media Suddenly Declares Biden's Economy Strongest Ever after Secret Narrative Meeting
White House held meetings with 'news' outlets on how to 'reshape' Joe Biden's message
As if by magic, media outlets are suddenly declaring that Democrat Joe Biden's economy is the strongest ever, without the administration doing anything to fix the many economic crises that are crippling the country.
However, the change in tone comes almost immediately after Neon Nettle reported that the administration has been holding "secret" meetings with "news" outlets on how to "reshape" Biden's "message" to the public.
The White House has been working with major establishment media outlets in an effort to promote “favorable” coverage of Biden, instead of calling out his failings.
Biden admin has reportedly not been “happy” with headlines that state the truth about the supply-chain disaster and the Democratic regime's handling of the economy.
To counter this problem, they “have been working behind the scenes trying to reshape coverage in its favor,” CNN’s Reliable Sources said.
Senior White House and administration officials “have been briefing major newsrooms over the past week,” according to one source.
Biden officials have been discussing with newsrooms trends pertaining to job creation, economic growth, supply chains, and more.
The new narrative that the administration wants the media to push is that "the country’s economy is in much better shape than it was last year."
The conversations were described as "productive," with anchors, reporters, and producers seemingly on board with the propaganda drive.
And just like that, Biden's economy is suddenly doing great.
On Thursday, CNBC’s Jim Cramer stated on his TV show “Mad Money” that the economy was “stronger than [he’s] ever seen.”
"First of all, to me, we have the strongest economy perhaps I have ever seen,” Cramer gushed.
"Did you see that number this morning?
"That unemployment number? It’s the best in years, the best since ’69.
"We have all spotted the endless help wanted signs, the housing and apartment shortages, the tremendous demand for goods and services — a marvel to behold.
"Oh, people are confident about their jobs, I say fantastic, and the ability to [even] get better ones if they want to.
"They’re spending more than I’ve ever seen, but they’re doing it with cash, not on credit.”
“They’re doing so in a roaring 20s style,” he concluded.
Does any of that sound like a strong economy to you? No?
Then perhaps you’re part of the 61% of American voters who believe the economy is heading in the wrong direction.
But Cramer has — more or less — gone off the deep end recently.
Last week, he said the military should enforce a vaccine mandate, and those who didn’t want the vaccine should have to make their case in court.
But Cramer wasn’t the only one saying that we have a great economy.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid said America’s dour outlook is a direct result of poor media coverage and that the media needed to describe the economy in a different way.
Reid said that the “low” unemployment numbers were a “really big deal, and [speak] to the incredible disconnect between the way things are, and the way we in media too often describe them.
"The U.S. economy is in incredibly good shape — especially given the ongoing pandemic.
"Yet the conversation is ‘Biden is doomed.’”
This is is a really big deal, and speaks to the incredible disconnect between the way things are, and the way we in media too often describe them. The U.S. economy is in incredibly good shape — especially given the ongoing pandemic. Yet the conversation is “Biden is doomed.” https://t.co/bc1h2E04YI— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) December 9, 2021
It sounds as if Reid is lazily copying and pasting Biden talking points from the aforementioned White House memo CNN released.
Others have pointed out that the low numbers can be partly explained by seasonal employment, Beaumont Enterprise reported:
Seasonal volatility likely contributed to last week’s drop as the Labor Department adjusted the numbers to reflect job market fluctuations around the holidays, said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities. Before seasonal adjustments, claims actually rose by nearly 64,000 to almost 281,000.
Still, Stanley said in a research note that “the underlying trend remains downward and should be lower than it was prior to the pandemic … The unfilled demand for workers is much larger than it was then and layoffs appear to be noticeably lower.”
Of course, it is speculation on the author’s part that Reid and Cramer were possibly influenced by the White House memo asking to reshape coverage.
But — despite math being called racist by some these days — it doesn’t take an economist to add two and two together and see what’s potentially going on here.