Twitter crushes CNN piece celebrating falling gas prices as a ‘$100-per-month-increase’

Twitter on Friday touted recent low gas prices in the country as “a $100-a-month increase” in an article for CNN Business.

The piece, written by CNN Business senior writer Chris Isidore, argued that since gas prices have fallen from their record average highs, people should view it as “an unexpected form of economic stimulus.”

“The next time you stop at a gas station, think of it as a $100-per-month tax deduction. Or maybe a $100-a-month increase,” he told readers.

Describing the cause for joy, he wrote, “Since hitting a record $5.02 per gallon on June 14, the national average price for regular gas is $1.10, or 22%, down from $3.92, according to the AAA. That The average has now fallen for 67 consecutive days.”

Isidore added to that data in terms of household savings. “Since the typical American household uses about 90 gallons of gas a month, a $1.10 drop in prices equates to a savings of $98.82.”

However, Twitter users who lived with gas prices before President Biden took office found it outrageous propaganda.

CNN called the drop in gas prices a “growth”.
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Rep. Kelly Armstrong, RN.D. neutralized the spin in the simplest terms, tweeting, “Gas was $2.39 a gallon when @POTUS took over. It’s now $3.92. Next @CNN Medal for helping arsonist fight fire Get. ”

Conservative comedian Jeremy McClellan commented, “I think the same thing happens every time I rob a gas station.”

“Laughter. In. People.” Red State deputy managing editor Kira Davis declared.

Rebel News co-founder Ezra Levant accused the media and the Democrats of being one “media party.”

Manhattan Institute senior fellow Brian Riddle blew up the network, tweeting, “CNN just makes it so easy for its critics. This is some next-level gaslighting.”

“CNN is a complete joke.” Tweeted the FreedomWorks Twitter account.

“This is why no one trusts @CNN,” wrote Troy Nehls, the Republican US congressional candidate from Texas.

The Daily Wire account sarcastically tweeted, “Journalism at its peak.”

“Gas still averages $1.50 per gallon higher than it was on January 20, 2021,” said Mark Lotter, chief communications officer for the America First Policy Institute. This spin should be reported as a contribution of sorts to the Democratic Party. ”

Rep. Mike Carey, R-Ohio, tweeted, “So it’s not just the White House changing definitions and twisting the narrative. Americans are still paying far more than gas prices. Increase, fast track energy infrastructure and stop punishing the industry with redundancies and high taxes!”

Daily Wire reporter Virginia Kruta summed up the hype, tweeting, “It’s like a jewelry store tripling their prices before advertising a 50%-off super blowout sale. Imagine being stupid.” To not only believe that you are saving money but to actively be cool to gaslighters.

“It would make Stalin blush,” remarked Drew Holden, author of Free Beacon.

Chris Hartline, communications director for the National Republican Senate Committee, couldn’t believe the article had been published at all, tweeting, “I’d say it’s really shocking that it made it through an editorial process, but then again “It’s CNN. So no, it’s not shocking at all.”

And Republican communications strategist Matt Whitlock used similar logic to imagine Isidore to his employer, CNN Business: “If your employer cuts your salary by $200, but then gives you back $100 , so can you increase it?”

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