CNN mocked for 'rubbish' segment fretting over price increase on '12 gallons a week' of milk: 'Time to invest in a cow'

CNN mocked for 'rubbish' segment fretting over price increase on '12 gallons a week' of milk: 'Time to invest in a cow'
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CNN's recent segment on inflation took a turn for the worst when Twitter users zeroed in on a key problem with the network's reporting. While inflation is a growing problem across the United States, social media users aren't sure one Texas family's milk struggle accurately represents what families are experiencing at the supermarket.

On Thursday, November 4, CNN's Brianna Keilar tweeted a clip of the segment as she highlighted a quote from the report: "A gallon of milk was $1.99.A gallon of milk was $1.99. Now it's $2.79. When you buy 12 gallons a week times four weeks, that's a lot of money."

One user pushed back against the network's reporting, noting the family is more of an outlier as opposed to res of the average American family. "You spoke to a family with 9 kids?" Twitter user Scott Santens asked. "Because that's representative of a typical family?"

The user also noted the family is receiving money each month from the child tax credit, asking if the network mentioned the federal assistance the Stotlers receive in the news segment. "Did you discuss the $2250/mo (or more depending on ages) in CTC they are getting as parents now (and those of us without kids aren't) to help with basic child needs costs?"

Timelines of inflation were also shared to show the true cost of milk over the last decade. Most posts indicate the cost of milk has been well over $3.00 per gallon for at least the last three to five years.

Others wondered how a family could go through so much milk, with one user suggesting, "if you're going through 12 gallons of milk a week it's time to invest in a motherfucking Cow."

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