Have you noticed that the corporate media has suddenly become obsessed with rising prices over the past week or so?
Day after day, mainstream news outlets are barraging us with stories about inflation, and even CNN is occasionally taking a break from bashing Republicans to cover this. Earlier today, I was directed to a CNN article entitled "Prices are rising everywhere you look", and I decided to read it. Surprisingly, this was one CNN article that would actually pass an impartial fact check. We really are seeing very painful inflation throughout the entire economy, and this is causing many to recall the days of "stagflation" under Jimmy Carter in the 1970s.
But the corporate media doesn't exactly have a long track record of being straight with us.
So why are they seemingly being honest with us in this case?
Is it that this crisis has now become so obvious that nobody can deny it any longer, or is there another agenda at work?
I wish that I had an answer to that question. If you go to Google News and type "inflation" into the search bar, you will get page after page after page of recent articles about rising prices. To me, food inflation is one of the greatest concerns because it hits average American families particularly hard. And at this point, even the price of apples is rising quite dramatically…
Costs for apples are up 10% to 20% depending on the variety, said Mike Ferguson, vice president of produce and floral at Topco Associates LLC, an Elk Grove Village, Ill.-based cooperative of more than 40 food companies including grocer Wegmans Food Markets Inc. Bananas and leafy greens are more expensive too, Topco said, while vegetable oils and oil-heavy products like salad dressing and mayonnaise are also getting pricier in part because of higher ingredient prices.