Huffing Gaslight: ABC Claims 'We've Turned a Corner on Inflation'

Nicholas Fondacaro | August 11, 2022
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Following CBS Morningslead, ABC’s Good Morning America used the .6 percent drop in inflation for July to declare firmly that “we’ve turned a corner on inflation” ahead of the midterms that are set to handily strip Democratic control of the House. They were also bold (or desperate) enough to suggest that paying over $4 a gallon for gas “feels like a bargain.”

Leading into the segment, fill-in host and White House correspondent Cecilia Vega projected her wash casting. “We’re going to turn now to these rising prices in the hope that just maybe, maybe we are turning a corner,” she hoped. “These new numbers show inflation jumped 8.5 percent from a year ago, but that was less than expected. A potential slowdown due in part perhaps to some falling gas prices.”

She looked for backup from correspondent Trevor Ault who was outside a gas station in Brooklyn, New York. Ault was spinning his tires trying to cloud out reality. “[A] gallon of regular will set you back $4.15, which for New York City compared to earlier this summer, I got to tell you, it feels like a bargain,” he boasted.

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