By Andrew Jose | The Western Journal
CNN Chief Media Correspondent Oliver Darcy said Monday in
“Reliable Sources” that a source told him that the Biden White House “has been
working behind the scenes” to “reshape coverage” on the economy “in its favor,”
according to a transcript of the show’s December 6 episode.
Throughout the past week, senior White House and Biden administration officials reportedly
held briefings “discussing with newsrooms trends pertaining to job creation,
economic growth, supply chains, and more.”
Darcy said that the Biden administration’s “basic
argument” was that “the country’s economy is in much better shape than it was
“I’m told the
conversations have been productive, with anchors and reporters and producers
getting to talk with the officials.”
The Biden administration officials who took part in these
briefings reportedly include National Economic Council Deputy Directors David
Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti, and Ports Envoy John Porcari, according to Darcy.
Darcy’s report of the Biden administration’s attempt to
receive positive coverage from news media comes as the nation suffers from
inflation during the holiday season, despite U.S. President Joe Biden’s campaign promise last year to carry out a plan that
would supposedly save the economy.
According to the Pew Research Center, the United States’ annual inflation rate struck a three-decade high of 6.2
percent in October. Although inflation rose globally, the U.S., under Biden,
saw one of the largest spikes in inflation.
A December report from Gallup stated that 45 percent of American households
believe that the price hikes resulting from the inflation are “causing their
family some degree of financial hardship.”
Ten percent of the households called inflation a “severe
hardship affecting their standard of living,” according to Gallup. Those most
affected by the price hike are lower-income households, Gallup reported.
Fox News reported Monday that according to economists
consulted by the National Association for Business Economics, yearly inflation
will likely stay above 2 percent for the coming three years because of growing
wages and high demand for goods and services.
The economists also expect the overall consumer price
index to go up 6 percent year-over-year in 2021’s fourth quarter.
On Wednesday, Biden tried to assure the nation of the economic
situation with inflation and supply chain shortages in his remarks to the
“If you watched the news recently, you might think the
shelves in all our stores are empty across the country, that parents won’t be
able to get presents for their children this holiday season,” the president
said, according to CNN.
“But here’s the deal: For the vast majority of the
country, that’s not what’s happening.”
The New York Post’s editorial board slammed the Biden
administration Monday over the nation’s economic woes, writing “President Joe Biden
can forget Build Back Better — he’s all about Build Back Broke.”