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You know things must be getting really bad when the networks set aside their usual blend of sensationalism and anti-Trump bias in favor of responsible journalism that seeks to calm and inform. Well, that’s what NBC Nightly News did on Monday in a report designed to ease the public’s fear about seeing countless grocery store shelves across the country left bare as throngs of people scrambled for supplies. It was also a great message about the wonders of capitalism.
“Across this country, grocery stores are trying to reassure consumers there is enough food and essential supplies even as long lines of shoppers leave empty shelves in their wake,” announced anchor Lester Holt at the top of the segment.
The rest of the report was handled by correspondent Kerry Sanders who, after noting the recent runs on grocery stores, highlighted the chains around the country stepping up to meet the massive demand from consumers:
But in Houston today, reassurance from a major grocery store chain H-E-B. Its distribution center is well stocked and running overtime to meet demand. Collectively, the nation's largest grocery chains reassuring shoppers tonight, America is not running out of food.
“Cause we're still going to be able to feed people because we have these 1,300 trucks a day, plus more coming. So there will be food. There’s not a reason to stock up. Just come back tomorrow,” H-E-B President Scott McClelland told Sanders.