The release of the April jobs report has the White House in full-blown spin mode. It was so bad that an economics reporter on CNBC struggled to make sense of it all:

Naturally the Biden administration can count on many in the media to help explain things in a helpful way, and on CNN one reason for slow job growth was offered. Economics commentator Catherine Rampell explained a reason 260k jobs were added when some economists predicted an increase of one million:

The spin on the abysmal jobs report just keeps pushing the envelope.

And yet it’s real, because THIS is CNN.

Rampell defended her comments on CNN this way:

A more likely reason so many aren’t returning to work is because they’re getting paid not to.