Veteran MSNBC journalist Andrea Mitchell faced the fury of online liberals when she contradicted an economic narrative being pushed by the White House days before Christmas.
Mitchell was trending nationally on Twitter on Wednesday for comments made on her show where she pointed out that President Joe Biden was declaring victory prematurely against the crisis in the supply chain.
"The president is saying that mission accomplished practically!" she said, referring to an embarrassing incident during former President George W. Bush's term in office.
"He says that the shelves are 90% full, that is certainly anecdotal and probably spotty, and it's also, you know, larger manufactured goods that are harder to get, construction elements," she explained. "I can tell you about home repairs, but that's another story. So there's still a supply chain problem, but perhaps Christmas shopping is a little bit easier than somebody feared."
Many on the left took to social media to defend Biden and scold Mitchell for questioning his claims. Some were incensed that the chyron read, "empty shelves" as her guests discussed the various supply chain issues in the nation.
"Just Saying: Andrea Mitchell Reports is like an hour of Biden bashing. Damn people stop tuning this b*tch in she is a TRAITOR to America," said one popular tweet with over 1,4000 likes.
"Stop watching Andrea Mitchell. Stop talking about Andrea Mitchell. Her ratings will plummet. Her social media presence will disappear, problem solved," read another tweet.
"Way to go Andrea Mitchell calling Biden a liar. Oh, his claims are fictitious. I'm sure Trump will be quoting you soon," said another critic.
"What a misleading headline. MSM will not give him a break," read another tweet.
Defenders of the president have often taken to social media in order to try to beat down journalists who dare to report anything that might damage the reputation of Biden ahead of the midterm elections. In November many excoriated CNN for a report documenting how inflation was hurting working families. Inflation has only worsened since that report.
Here's the video of the remarks from Mitchell on MSNBC:
‘Economy Will Continue Its Recovery’ Despite Omicron: Jason Furman www.youtube.com