Liberal media outlets and journalists are being criticized for suddenly reporting on the Inflation Reduction Act differently, ditching the legislation’s name after it was passed since it won’t do anything to reduce inflation.
As President Biden was set to sign the legislation, CNN's chief White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins framed it as "the climate, tax and health care bill."
Any idea where the “inflation reduction” part ran off too? https://t.co/r9T4murnt4— Paul Thacker (@paulthacker11) August 16, 2022
They screamed “ inflation reduction bill”! Are you telling me it was a lie? https://t.co/LAi2qi0L8Z— T M Freeman (@1rightwife) August 16, 2022
Reuters also dropped the pretense that the legislation was about reducing inflation, as did many other media outlets.
They just openly lie and nothing ever happens.— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) August 16, 2022
Republicans do nothing.
Politics is pointless. https://t.co/Hou1GaFNNL
President Joe Biden signs Democrats’ landmark climate change and health care bill into law as he aims to boost his party’s standing with voters less than three months before the midterm elections.https://t.co/HvbPgIikfL— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 16, 2022
JUST IN: President Biden signs a sweeping $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill into law, securing a key piece of his agenda.— CNN (@CNN) August 16, 2022
This marks a major victory for his administration and the Democratic Party ahead of the midterm elections.https://t.co/JNc093jtVS pic.twitter.com/o1PB7ftL5d
The “don’t say inflation” memo went out and the corporate press is dutifully following the demand. pic.twitter.com/wn2HU16BZm— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) August 16, 2022
The what? pic.twitter.com/AsnBbUgf0R— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) August 16, 2022
Pointing out that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the legislation will have a negligible impact on inflation in the near future, ABC’s Jonathan Karl told White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre it’s “almost Orwellian” how the Democrats were (initially, at least) selling it as the Inflation Reduction Act.
Sen. Joe Manchin acknowledged the bill won't have an impact on inflation anytime soon, and Sen. Bernie Sanders was also critical of the legislation, pointing out "the CBO and other economic organizations that study this bill, [say] it will, in fact, have a minimal impact on inflation."