NBC News is the latest corporate media outlet to place the burden of dealing with skyrocketing inflation on American shoppers, recommending families “forgo the turkey” at their Thanksgiving celebrations this week.
The reason for abandoning such a staple dish at the holiday dinner table, NBC News seemed to suggest, comes from the rising prices of ingredients and food items in the U.S. due to inflation. This is evidenced by a recent Farm Bureau survey which found that the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is up 14 percent from last year.
Due to Bidenflation, NBC suggests people "forgo the turkey" this Thanksgiving as a way to cut costs:
"If you tell everyone you're having a Thanksgiving without turkey, some guests may drop off the list—and that's a way to cut costs, too." pic.twitter.com/vckBmeoB6y
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 22, 2021
Instead of examining just why the cost of a Thanksgiving meal is so much higher under the Biden administration compared to years past, NBC News’s Vicky Nguyen implored consumers to sacrifice a key edible element of the special holiday to make ends meet.
“Perhaps forgo the turkey…I know that is the staple of the Thanksgiving meal, however, some people think turkey is overrated and so it tends to be the most expensive thing on the table. Maybe you do an Italian feast instead,” Nguyen suggested on air just a few days before the holiday.
“If you tell everyone you’re having a Thanksgiving without turkey, some guests may drop off the list and that’s a way to cut costs too,” she added.
One day before Nguyen’s tone-deaf urgings, a CBS News poll found that 67 percent of Americans disapprove of President Joe Biden’s handling of inflation.
New CBS News poll finds that 67% of Americans DISAPPROVE of Joe Biden's handling of inflation. pic.twitter.com/c8O9UAboGE
— TV News Now (@TVNewsNow) November 21, 2021
Meanwhile, Biden and the White House continue to downplay their role in rising prices.
“America is the only major economy — the only one in the world — where the economy is bigger today, and families have more money in their pockets today, than before the pandemic hit. That’s even after accounting for inflation,” Biden said on Monday.
President Biden: "America is the only major economy — the only one in the world — where the economy is bigger today, and families have more money in their pockets today, than before the pandemic hit. That's even after accounting for inflation." https://t.co/Nj065CIsxp pic.twitter.com/wGtpgz5Fll
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 22, 2021
This narrative was easily adopted by other outlets in the corporate media such as Vox and The Atlantic which published pieces last month demanding that Americans stop shopping in an effort to absolve Biden and his administration of blame for the supply chain crisis plaguing the country.