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Let’s begin with the current price of lettuce in the northwest part of The Bronx and monitor the salaries and net worth of media opinion writers sharply opposed to MAGA and Donald J. Trump

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Last week, I noticed — indeed was shocked by — the price of a head of lettuce at a local supermarket.  Where, recently, the price was $2.50 or thereabouts, the price was almost doubled to $4.99 a head.  “Too rich for my blood,” I thought, right away, appreciating that lettuce had become a delicacy for people living paycheck to paycheck — or, a fortiori, on  the monthly  Social Security disbursement.

A day or so later, November 17, I checked the price of lettuce at a small fruit and vegetable story on upper Broadway, which always had humane prices.  Lo and behold, lettuce at this mom and pop shop was $4.99 a head.   I then walked a few blocks north on Broadway to another supermarket.  Here the price of lettuce wasn’t $4.99, it was an astronomical $6.99 for a small head of regular lettuce; $6.99 for the romaine version, too.  What is going on? I now thought.  Why haven’t the New York City media reported this outrageous zoom-up in the cost of lettuce?

The silence of the media lambs on inflation’s drastic effect on the price of lettuce suggests how distant the media has become relative to ordinary people, especially workers living paycheck to paycheck.