This morning on GMA, they were attempting to apply some of this "logic" to higher food prices (related to Thanksgiving of course). They itemized the price increases for each basic food item, noting that Turkey was the highest, and then posed the rhetorical question: "So, why are prices up when gas prices are down?" I waited. I held my breath. I crossed my fingers. I scratched my ass, oops, sorry. They answered: "Because most food items were shipped over the Summer, when gas prices were still high". Really? They shipped all these turkeys over the Summer?!?
I'm starting to wonder if the media has gotten to the point where they can look us in the "eye" and say things like "because 2 plus 2 is 10, that's why." and we just accept it without batting an eye. Amazing. Social media engineering is reaching nirvana.