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Twitter smashes CNN article celebrating falling gas prices as ‘$100 a month increase’

Twitter went wild over a CNN Business article on Friday that referred to the country’s recent drop in gasoline prices as a “$100 per month increase.”

The article, written by CNN Business senior writer Chris Isidore, argued that since gasoline prices have fallen from their record average highs, people should view it from the perspective that it is an “unexpected form of economic recovery”.

“The next time you stop at a gas station, consider it a tax cut of $100 a month. Or maybe a raise of $100 a month,” he told readers.

Explaining the cause for joy, he wrote: “Since hitting a record high of $5.02 per gallon on June 14, the national average price for regular gasoline has fallen $1.10, or 22 %, at $3.92, according to AAA. That average has now dropped for 67 consecutive days.

Isidore then formulated these data in terms of household savings. “Given that a typical American household uses about 90 gallons of gasoline per month, the $1.10 price drop equates to a savings of $98.82.”

However, Twitter users who lived with much lower gas prices before President Biden took office found it insulting propaganda.

CNN called the drop in gasoline prices an “increase.”
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Rep. Kelly Armstrong, RN. It’s $3.92 now. Next, on @CNN, the arsonist receives a medal for helping to fight the fire he started.

Conservative comedian Jeremy McLellan commented: ‘I think the same thing every time I rob a gas station.

“Wrong. These. People.” said Kira Davis, deputy editor of Red State.

Rebel News co-founder Ezra Levant accused the media and Democrats of being one and the same, commenting on “The media party”.

Brian Riedl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, lambasted the network, tweeting, “CNN makes it so easy for its critics. This is next level gas lighting.

“CNN is a complete joke.” tweeted the FreedomWorks Twitter account.

Republican candidate for Congress from Texas Troy Nehls wrote, “This is why no one trusts @CNN.”

The Daily Wire account sarcastically tweeted, “Journalism at its finest.”

“Gas is still, on average, $1.50 more per gallon than it was on January 20, 2021. This rotation should be reported as an in-kind contribution to the Democratic Party,” replied Marc Lotter, director of communications for the America First Policy Institute.

Rep. Mike Carey, R-Ohio, tweeted, “So it’s not just the White House changing definitions and twisting the narrative. Americans are still paying much higher gas prices than they should. Unleash US production, speed up energy infrastructure, and stop penalizing industry with excessive regulation and higher taxes!

Daily Wire reporter Virginia Kruta summed up the propaganda by tweeting: “It’s like the jewelry store tripling their prices before announcing a super sale at 50% off. Imagine being dumb enough to not only believe you’re saving money, but also actively saving for gas lighters.

“That would make Stalin blush,” Free Beacon writer Drew Holden remarked.

Chris Hartline, director of communications for the Republican National Senate Committee, couldn’t believe the article had been published at all, tweeting: “I would say it’s really shocking that this has gone through an editorial process, but yet another times, it’s CNN. So no, it’s not shocking at all.

And Republican communications strategist Matt Whitlock asked Isidore to imagine his employer, CNN Business, using similar logic: “If your employer cuts your salary by $200 but then gives you $100 back, do you call that a raise? ?

New York Post

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