- “Fox News Primetime” aired a segment about rising inflation and empty stores, and attacked Biden.
“Fox News Primetime” broadcast a 2011 photo of an empty Japanese convenience store bashing President Joe Biden on inflation.
In its Wednesday segment, the show at one point superimposed an image of Biden over a photo of empty shelves in a store, as can be seen in a clip published by Mediaite.
That photo was actually taken by Associated Press photographer Shizuo Kambayashi on March 15, 2011, shortly after the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami.
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As that image appeared on the Fox News segment, guest host Rachel Campos Duffy said: “Supermarket shelves all over the country are barren. From New York to Virginia, to Alaska, people are left without groceries and no dinner.” Can put. On the table,” as can be seen in the Mediaite clip.
“And they’re upset. No wonder, #BareShelvesBiden was trending on Twitter. But, perhaps, what’s most troubling is this may only be the beginning,” she said.
Fox News did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.
The report comes as the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that annual inflation reached 7% in December — the highest level in nearly 40 years.
Some grocery shelves across the country have been left empty this week due to supply-chain issues, which have largely been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, reports DailyMail.com.
Responding to the inflation data, Biden said some progress had been made in slowing the rate of inflation, but acknowledged that “there is still a lot more work to do with price increases,” Reuters reported.