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CBS News Ripped For Blaming Inflation, Other Economic Issues On Ukraine Crisis: ‘New Scapegoat Has Dropped’

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CBS News is being ripped by critics for blaming increased gas prices, inflation and supply-chain issues on Russia and the crisis in Ukraine rather than the Biden administration’s handling of the economy.

“The U. S. economy has been hit with increased gas prices, inflation, and supply-chain issues due to the Ukraine crisis,” the liberal network wrote in a Tuesday tweet, linking to an article that described what “could” happen as a result of Russian action in Ukraine rather than the economic challenges already impacting Americans.

Despite the ongoing struggles hitting wallets across the country, the piece also claimed that Americans “were able to weather” spikes in the price of goods because of government provided enhanced unemployment benefits during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, stimulus payments and tax credits.

Critics took to social media to rip CBS News, with some accusing it of undertaking an “ingenious effort” to cover up the Biden administration’s economic failures, and others calling its claim “hysterical” and “simply not true.”

“No. Don’t let them get away with it. Due to Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi’s failed Far Left policies. [T]hanks,” wrote House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N. Y., while Fox Business anchor Charles Payne accused CBS… (Read more)

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