The Biden administration is reportedly working with members of the media to “reshape” coverage of inflation and other economy-related issues sinking Biden’s approval numbers. According to a CNN media newsletter, members of the Biden White House have been meeting with journalists to help spin the coverage.
According to The Daily Wire:
The White House, not happy with the news media’s coverage of the supply chain and economy, has been working behind the scenes trying to reshape coverage in its favor. Senior White House and admin officials — including NEC Deputy Directors David Kamin and Bharat Ramamurti, along with Ports Envoy John Porcari — have been briefing major newsrooms over the past week, a source tells me.
The officials have been discussing with newsrooms trends pertaining to job creation, economic growth, supply chains, and more. The basic argument that has been made: That the country’s economy is in much better shape than it was last year. I’m told the conversations have been productive, with anchors and reporters and producers getting to talk with the officials…
A top issue for voters right now is inflation, an issue that does not appear to be getting any better and that experts warn could remain high for many months to come, which poses a serious threat to Democrats’ majorities in Washington, D.C.
NABE Vice President Julia Coronado, the founder and president of MacroPolicy Perspectives, said, “The core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy costs, is now expected to rise 6.0% from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to the September forecast of a 5.1% increase over the same period.”
President Biden and his Vice President have been seen their approval ratings shrink over the past months. However, those numbers are likely to stay down as economists predict inflation rates are unlikely to change anytime soon.
Biden will have to do more than unite with the media to win back American’s approval.