We already know the Biden White House has held briefings with TikTok “influencers” about the Russia/Ukraine situation as well as gas prices and inflation, but it would appear that select newspaper editorial boards were also in on that meeting. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board’s take on the situation will be met with the full approval of the Biden White House:
Editorial: Pain at the pumps is real, but the pandemic and Russia caused it, not Biden https://t.co/3EqqURW4OU
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) March 14, 2022
And with that, the first question that might come to your mind is this one:
Did… did Ron Klain write this? https://t.co/lexzORygsf
— Abigail Marone 🇺🇸 (@abigailmarone) March 15, 2022
If Klain didn’t write that, the Post-Dispatch editorial board might at least be receiving a nice gift basket very soon.
Hi @Twitter @TwitterSupport I'd like to report #misinformation. We've been experiencing pain at the pump for over a year, not just the past few weeks. Please suspend this account until they comply with your guidelines about harmful false news. https://t.co/dFeZDQ9hxl
— FahktCzech-r 🏁 (@FahktCzech) March 15, 2022
The conclusion of the editorial is self-unaware and ironic:
It’s an unfortunate fact of politics that repeating a lie enough can often entrench it in a debate — especially when an entire political party is repeating it in lockstep. As this year’s midterms approach, voters who are still open to facts should ask themselves what it says about any candidate who must resort to such a strategy.
Yes, “repeating a lie enough can entrench it” — and that’s been proven yet again. The Biden administration would appreciate as much repeating as possible.
According to the WH Biden can control prices 😂 pic.twitter.com/LD9KAtNOod
— Socialismsucks (@Socialismsucks2) March 14, 2022
Apparently they can control the price… until they can’t.
— GMV (@GMzVll) March 15, 2022
The St. Louis Post-Disgrace.
— Andrea Katherine (@AndreaKatSTL) March 15, 2022
— Gregg Keller (@RGreggKeller) March 15, 2022
President Biden and the WH are getting increasingly frustrated because not nearly enough people are buying the spin, which is why the media’s ramping up their efforts to assist with the gaslighting.