WATCH: Big Three Ignore American Consumer Confidence Crisis on Inflation
American consumers expect inflation to become worse — much worse — over the next few years, according to a University of Michigan survey. But the ABC, CBS and NBC evening news shows couldn’t be bothered to cover the news.
“Consumers expect prices will climb at an annual rate of 3% over the next five to 10 years, up from 2.9% in October and the highest in five months,” Bloomberg News reported in a Nov. 11 story. The consumer sentiment index reportedly “dropped to 54.7, worse than all forecasts in a Bloomberg survey, from 59.9 in October.” University of Michigan Director of Surveys of Consumers Joanne Hsu said in a statement that “‘Continued uncertainty over inflation expectations suggests that such entrenchment in the future is still possible.’”
But the Big Three evening news shows — ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News — all failed to cover the consumer confidence crisis during their Nov. 11, Nov. 14 and Nov. 15 broadcasts.
It seems the American people didn’t fall for repeated liberal media gaslighting that the economy was “strong” and even that “inflation is, in some ways, good news” in a conversation about social security on ABC back in October.
Maybe the Big Three had other, more important things to worry about instead? CBS ran an interview with former First Lady Michelle Obama on her “anxiety,” NBC devoted 135 seconds to Taylor Swift fans crashing Ticketmaster and ABC desperately tried to foment a civil war in the Republican Party. Apparently, those stories were more newsworthy than Americans’ expressing serious concerns about inflation.
“In a new interview, former first lady Michelle Obama is opening up about her personal struggles,” CBS anchor Norah O’Donnell said on the Nov. 14 edition of CBS Evening News. “Now that I’m the Michelle Obama that people have seen and known, they can’t imagine that I would have doubts and fears and anxiety but we all have them and I still do,” Mrs. Obama explained. O’Donnell cheered her on, saying that the former first lady “works on her mental health everyday to silence the ‘no’ in her head.”
NBC played multiple clips of teenagers crying “amid massive demand and frustration” that they could not get tickets for Swift’s upcoming concert series on Nov. 15. “With only a small number of seats on offer, it would be survival of the swiftest,” NBC correspondent Stephanie Gosk said, making a pun out of Swift’s name. Some tickets were listed for as much as $34,000, Gosk added.
ABC, for its part, staged a one-on-one interview with former Vice President Mike Pence that aired Nov. 15, the same day that former President Donald Trump officially announced his candidacy for president at his home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. The big takeaway? Trump and Pence are no longer friends after his “reckless” words and actions on January 6, 2021.
Pence also hinted that he would run for president in 2024, saying that “he was giving it consideration.” And when asked if Trump will be president again, Pence took a cheap shot at his former boss: “I think we’ll have better choices in the future” than Trump.
News Analyst Kevin Tober contributed to this report.
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