‘Shameless!’ WH and media enablers unleash weapons-grade gaslighting to cover for the ‘Biden Recession’

Well, the numbers are out, confirming to all what we already suspected: By all standard definitions of the term, the United States has fallen into a recession under the abysmal leadership of President Joe Biden. “To all,” that is, but the Biden administration and the completely compliant mainstream media who is quite willing to simply change the definition of the word in order to paint a rosy picture to a public they seem to believe is either embarrassingly gullible or irredeemably stupid.

As American Wire reported, for days now, the Biden administration has been attempting to convince Americans that the decades-old acceptable definition which clearly states that two consecutive quarters of negative growth is a recession, isn’t, in fact, accurate. Other factors, they argue, such as unemployment, actually determine whether or not we are in a recession.

That may be true, but as a resident scholar and the director of economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Michael Strain, pointed out,  those two negative quarters are a pretty reliable indication.

“Out of the past 10 times the U.S. economy has experienced two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth, how many times was a recession officially declared?” he asked on Twitter. “Answer: 10.”

Indeed, for Q2, America saw a .9% GDP decline.

“The Biden Recession is official,” tweeted Buck Sexton.

Pshaw! 

According to President Joe Biden, we’re “on the right path”!

“Coming off of last year’s historic economic growth — and regaining all the private sector jobs lost during the pandemic crisis — it’s no surprise that the economy is slowing down as the Federal Reserve acts to bring down inflation,” said the president in a statement on the GDP report. “But even as we face historic global challenges, we are on the right path and we will come through this transitions stronger and more secure.”

And, naturally, most of the media is backing Biden up, softening the blow and manipulating the masses with headlines that insist the second consecutive quarter of decline isn’t actually a recession, even if it is “raising fears” that one may be in America’s future.

It’s a different story from the one the Associated Press told in 2020, as one user on Twitter pointed out.

According to Bloomberg, the damning data only “raises the odds” of a recession.

And according to Politico, reports BizPac Review, the notion that we have officially plunged into a recession is “possibly inaccurate and certain to be revised.”

But if the Biden administration believes Americans — who were just hit with another interest hike — are simply going to swallow the spin, it may be in for a shocking disappointment.

It would seem the American people are on to its gaslighting tactics.

“The people denying we in a recession are the same government officials and their shameless media enablers who for months denied we faced runaway inflation,” tweeted Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

“Two successive quarters of declining GDP is the definition of a recession,” stated another user. “Therefore the odds of a recession are 100%.”


Another compared Biden’s response to Orwellian “New Speak.”

“‘May be approaching,'” said yet another user in response to the AP’s headline. “Just incredible propaganda here.”

And watching from Down Under, outspoken Australian news anchor Rita Panahi didn’t mince words.

“It is in recession,” she stated, adding “you gaslighting clowns.”

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