CNN actually attempted a heartfelt piece focusing on the struggle American families are up against in the face of inflation and rising costs. Despite the network’s display of humanity, its liberal viewers quickly shut it down.
A segment on CNN’s “New Day” featured the Stotler family, a Texas couple who is taking care of nine children; two are theirs biologically, six were adopted, and one is a foster child. Mother Krista Stotler expressed the “squeeze” she has felt taking care of her family as prices of goods increase.
Stotler said she was having to pay an extra $100 per week on groceries. “A gallon of milk was $1.99. Now it’s $2.79. When you buy 12 gallons a week times four weeks, that’s a lot of money,” she said. Her husband Larry stated how guilty he felt that they were being forced to buy less healthy food to save money.
CNN viewers and liberal figures immediately mocked the family on social media. “12 gallons of milk a week may sound like a lot, but they’ve actually had to cut out their milk baths on alternate days,” snarked New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait.
Even The New York Times crossword puzzle account tweeted– and then deleted –, “sorry, I can’t do today’s crossword. I’m too busy carrying my 12 gallons of milk home.” James Surowiecki, blogger and writer for The New Yorker tweeted, “I’m not sure a family with 9 kids is really representative of the American middle class.” He’s absolutely right; the generosity of a couple adopting six children and fostering another in addition to two biological children is not “representative” of the average family.
“Other reporters and pundits dinged CNN for the segment, with some saying they couldn’t be right about milk being that cheap earlier this year and the family wasn’t indicative of a typical American household. It’s unclear what average grocery costs have been in the Stotler’s Dallas-area town” writes Fox News.
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The Biden administration confirmed that it is considering shutting down an oil pipeline in Michigan despite the ongoing fuel crisis in the country.
“Revoking the permits for the [Line 5] pipeline that delivers oil from western Canada across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes and Michigan and into Ontario, would please environmentalists who have urged the White House to block fossil fuel infrastructure, but it would aggravate a rift with Canada and could exacerbate a spike in energy prices that Republicans are already using as a political weapon,” Politico Pro reported. “Killing a pipeline while U.S. gasoline prices are the highest in years could be political poison for Biden, who has seen his approval rating crash in recent months.”
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked about the report during Monday’s press briefing, asking, “why is the administration now considering shutting down the Line 5 pipeline from Canada to Michigan?”
“So, Peter, that is inaccurate,” Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed. “That is not right. So, any reporting indicating that some decision has been made, again, is not accurate. … So, again, I would — it is inaccurate what you just stated, but —”
“What’s inaccurate?” Doocy asked.
“The reporting about us wanting to shut down the Line 5,” Jean-Pierre said.
“I didn’t say ‘wanting.’ I said, is it being studied right now? Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?”
“Yeah. Yes, we are. We are,” Jean-Pierre admitted.
DOOCY: "Is the administration studying the impact of shutting down the Line 5?"
JEAN-PIERRE: "Yes we are." pic.twitter.com/V5XKhgcmAJ
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) November 8, 2021
The news comes as gas prices have reached their highest since 2014, when Biden was vice president, and are currently about 50% higher than they were when Biden entered office.
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