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Isn't this just the most "CNN" headline ever? (Original Post) senseandsensibility Nov 2023 OP
It really is a terrible headline. Beating up Democrats seems to be their favorite sport. The article does go on to.... MMBeilis Nov 2023 #1
Say it ain't so TheRealNorth Nov 2023 #2
Fuck MOMFUDSKI Nov 2023 #3
Breaking: man pays $500 for toilet seat! getagrip_already Nov 2023 #4
Yeah, like the much hyped $90 turkey senseandsensibility Nov 2023 #5
I was channel surfing and found Smerconish discussing this. dem4decades Nov 2023 #6
It's not really random. They explain in the article. TwilightZone Nov 2023 #9
airports and rest stops are not competitively priced.... getagrip_already Nov 2023 #10
Headline aside, the underlying assertion is a legitimate issue. TwilightZone Nov 2023 #7
screw their perventages... they are fabricated getagrip_already Nov 2023 #11
Never much of a CNN viewer... TSExile Nov 2023 #8
I wish these reporters would go out to a fucking restaurant once in a while! Every restaurant we go to, beaglelover Nov 2023 #12
Saw it. moondust Nov 2023 #13

MMBeilis

(165 posts)
1. It really is a terrible headline. Beating up Democrats seems to be their favorite sport. The article does go on to....
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 05:48 PM
Nov 2023

......say that 72% of Americans say the economy is bad and most say Biden has made it worse. It does go on, though, to say the following:
"Perhaps the more significant economic takeaway from the viral McDonald’s meal is not that the meal actually cost $16 but that the man paid for it."
So there is that.

getagrip_already

(13,728 posts)
4. Breaking: man pays $500 for toilet seat!
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 05:55 PM
Nov 2023

The economy sucks and its all bidens fault!

Please tell the dimwitted paying $16 for a mcnothing meal I have marshmallows for $4 each.

senseandsensibility

(16,281 posts)
5. Yeah, like the much hyped $90 turkey
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 06:02 PM
Nov 2023

before Thanksgiving (also Biden's fault) and that famous columnist for the NYT whose name escapes me with the burger and fries for some ridiculous price that turned out to include more than one cocktail.

dem4decades

(11,179 posts)
6. I was channel surfing and found Smerconish discussing this.
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 06:04 PM
Nov 2023

He went to McDonalds and ordered a Big Mac meal, $11.50 with tax. And he thought it was a good deal. Apparently the $16 meal was some super special meal that was available for a short time. Another example of the media exploiting a random cost.

TwilightZone

(24,683 posts)
9. It's not really random. They explain in the article.
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 06:08 PM
Nov 2023

"For example, in the wealthy town of Darien, Connecticut, a Big Mac combo meal can set you back about $18, as CBS News reported earlier this year and as I experienced first-hand on a pit stop along I-95"

I'd say it's more relative than random, like ordering in an airport and expecting the prices to be the same as elsewhere.

As they also pointed out, McDonalds is very open about their pricing, so there's really no excuse for the $16 guy to be surprised. He basically just wanted attention, which is a significant part of the problem.

getagrip_already

(13,728 posts)
10. airports and rest stops are not competitively priced....
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 06:35 PM
Nov 2023

They are captive market pricing and mcdonalds admits it. They frequently have much higher rents and have contractual fees they have to provide to the landlord, so they have to charge more for their food at those locations.



TwilightZone

(24,683 posts)
7. Headline aside, the underlying assertion is a legitimate issue.
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 06:05 PM
Nov 2023

" In a CNN poll released earlier this month, 72% of all Americans say things in the country are going badly, and 66% said the economy will be “extremely important” when deciding whom to vote for next year.

A majority — 58% — told CNN in a poll released in September that Biden’s policies have made economic conditions worse. "

We need to find a way to reverse this trend and get the voters to understand the positive impacts that Biden's policies have had on the economy, starting with avoiding a recession.

https://www.newsweek.com/biden-avoid-2024-recession-bofa-predicts-soft-landing-economic-strategy-1847281

getagrip_already

(13,728 posts)
11. screw their perventages... they are fabricated
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 06:38 PM
Nov 2023

Their polls are garbage. The wording is deceptive and the contact methodology isn't sound. A lot of their polls are online and opt in, which is dumb to begin with.

That said, it is an issue we need to address, but it isn't a 72% problem.

TSExile

(2,021 posts)
8. Never much of a CNN viewer...
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 06:05 PM
Nov 2023

...but they lost me for good after that "Town Hall" back in May, the day after the E. Jean Carroll verdict. Headlines like these have not changed my mind.

beaglelover

(3,333 posts)
12. I wish these reporters would go out to a fucking restaurant once in a while! Every restaurant we go to,
Mon Nov 27, 2023, 06:38 PM
Nov 2023

and we eat out alot, is packed with people and families with young kids eating out. If the economy was so terrible, the restaurants would be alot emptier. And we're not talking about fast food here, we're talking about actual restaurants with entrees priced in the mid $20s. Yeah, it's all doom and gloom apparently!

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