Welcome to Reality: After Dismissing Inflation, Ruhle Finally Accepts It’s a ‘Real Problem’

Scott Whitlock | January 7, 2022
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[See NewsBusters for full story.] It’s a new year and 2022 may bring some economic reality to the lives of journalists, even if they are dragged kicking and screaming. Late last year, MSNBC’s wealthy and out of touch Stephanie Ruhle snarked that the “dirty little secret” of inflation is that Americans can afford it just fine. Well, on Friday, she reacted to the dismal December jobs report by calling it a “huge miss” and admitting that “the real problem is inflation.” This is a change for Ruhle. On the November 14 Today, she dismissed the notion that inflation is a major concern: “And the dirty little secret here, Willie [Geist], while nobody likes to pay more, on average we have the money to do so.” The media personality, who is estimated to have a net worth of between $4 and $5 million, cautioned that we need to “put this in perspective.” 

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