Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions
“Our economy had zero percent inflation in . . . July. Zero percent.”
— President Joe Biden, Wednesday
We say: Talk about spin! A small drop in gas prices over the course of a month offset hikes in food and housing costs, and prices remain 8.5% higher than a year ago. Eggs are up 47%, chicken 11%, butter 26% and bread 15% over last year. Even gas costs 69% more than when Biden took office. Yet somehow the president thinks this is good news. Ouch: If this is the best he can do, you know things are bad.
We say: Earth to The New York Times and columnist Paul Krugman: “Civilization” is not on the brink of extinction due to climate change, and the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act certainly won’t avert “disaster” (as even Krugman admits). Indeed, it’s hard to see how the bill could move the needle at all, since countries like China and India continue to puff out tons of greenhouse gases.
“Trump took this public because he thought it was in his interest [to do so].”
— MSNBC’s John Heilemann, Wednesday
We say: The nerve of Donald Trump! The FBI raids his home, and he feels the need to publicize it? Outrageous! Writer Kurt Andersen even notes that Orange Man is now “raising money off of this.” Pure evil! Yes, that’s how folks on the left, like Heilemann, think: When a Democratic administration conducts an unprecedented raid on the house of a Republican ex-president and possible Joe Biden rival in 2024, that ex-prez should just shut up about it, if not applaud the move. Soon they’ll be suggesting Trump colluded with the FBI to invade his home for political gain.
“A forensic psychology professor . . . said bias killings are often perpetrated by . . . typically young white men.”
— AP, Tuesday
We say: Much of the media characterized the murder of four Muslims in Albuquerque, NM, as “anti-Muslim” hate crimes, but the Associated Press went even further, suggesting the culprits were likely “young white men.” Oops: The lead suspect turned out to be a 51-year-old Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan.
We say: Five decades? Gee, maybe the “response” — the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act, which spends nearly $400 billion to fight climate change — wasn’t all that “urgent” after all. True, for 50 years the left has warned, as the Gray Lady did yet again this week, that “nations have only a few remaining years . . . to avoid planetary catastrophe.” Yet oddly, it seems Earth is still here.
— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board