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Inside the Beltway: Biden speech predicted to be presidential ‘snooze fest’

The countdown is on. President Biden will ship a serious primetime speech Thursday with all the trimmings from Independence Hall in Philadelphia. According to the White House, Mr. Biden is poised to “protect our democracy” and prepared to handle what ails the “soul of the nation” at this juncture.

The latter phrase has notably charmed the information media. Major information organizations which deployed the melodramatic phrase “soul of the nation” of their headlines in the final 24 hours embody CNN, CBS News, NBC News, CNBC, MSNBC, The New York Times, and Politico.

Election Central editor-in-chief Nate Ashworth predicts that the speech itself is “likely to be heavy with emotion and light on facts or policy.”

In a preliminary evaluation of the massive doings, Mr. Ashworth additionally wrote that the president will accuse “half the population of wanting to ‘destroy the country’ — but then asks for everyone to come together and, um, vote for Democrats.”

But Mr. Ashworth is just not fairly carried out.

“All of this follows the unprecedented FBI raid on former president Donald Trump’s private residence at Mar-a-Lago, a raid which the Justice Department still hasn’t provided worthwhile justification for yet. Anyhow, President Biden’s Thursday speech should be a snooze fest,” he concluded.

BAGTOPIA

In an ideal world, plastic grocery luggage wouldn’t be thought of an ecological menace. But that’s not the case in New Jersey, dwelling to some severe grocery bag restrictions.

But there are, uh, penalties. An area headline says all.

“New Jersey banned plastic bags. So, people are stealing grocery store shopping baskets” reported the Asbury Park Press, which has revealed that such in style statewide grocery store chains as ShopCeremony, Stop & Shop and Super Foodtown are having a severe subject.

“Grocery store customers are walking off with those plastic hand baskets you find in the supermarket, an apparent consequence to New Jersey’s plastic bag ban that went into effect this past spring,” the information group stated Tuesday.

Stop & Shop confirmed to the newspaper in an announcement that “like other retailers across the state, we have experienced theft of our hand-held shopping baskets — an unintended consequence of the ban on plastic and paper bags.”

How strict are the New Jersey laws?

In May, the state outlawed plastic luggage of any thickness in the shops with the exception of plastic luggage used for contemporary greens, deli meats and baked items. Paper luggage are banned as properly.

“We are aware of random reports that grocers are experiencing the loss of these hand baskets to varying degrees. We view this as a short unintended consequence of the new state law,” Linda Doherty, president and CEO of the New Jersey Food Council, informed the Asbury Park Press.

NIGHTSTAND READING

The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists — AAPLOG — have launched a brand new marketing campaign to fight what they are saying is “media misinformation and fear mongering” inside the medical debate about abortion following the Supreme Court’s determination to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“The Left is successfully running a coordinated messaging campaign rooted in misinformation to cause fear and chaos post-Roe. In response, AAPLOG launched their own effort to correct the record by equipping its vast membership of nearly 7,000 medical professionals with information and tools to address the media misinformation,” the group stated in an announcement shared with Inside the Beltway.

Curious? Find the group at AAPLOG.org, and discover their evaluation — “Myth vs. Fact: Correcting misinformation on maternal medical care” — below the “Latest News” part of the web site.

SPICED UP MEDIA

Pumpkin spice mania has arrived. The nation’s eating places, espresso retailers, producers and retailers are rolling out this year’s array of pumpkin-spice flavored or scented gadgets by the dozen.

This has turn into such a phenomenon that media analysts are actually monitoring the trajectory of pumpkin spice by means of information protection. Media monitor NewsWhip reviews that pumpkin spice is a number one matter on the nation’s media menu.

Here are the stats from Aug. 23-30: The variety of information articles revealed about the taste is up by 3,766% in contrast to final week presently. NewsWhip decided that 1,400 articles on pumpkin spice appeared throughout the seven-day interval, together with the 800 information tales which appeared on Monday alone. Pumpkin spice, in the meantime, is driving severe social-media actions.

NewsWhip additionally reviews that complete pumpkin spice social media interactions are up by 2,320% in the previous week, reaching a grand complete of 63,500 tweets and posts. The quantity additionally peaked Monday when there have been some 50,000 pumpkin spice-centric interactions.

Meanwhile, listed here are only a few acquainted gadgets now in a “limited edition” pumpkin spice model: Pumpkin Spice Goldfish (Pepperidge Farm), Pumpkin Spice Irish Cream Liqueur (Kavanaugh); Pumpkin Pie Cologne (Demeter); Pumpkin Spice Cheerios (General Mills); Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal (Quaker), Pumpkin Spice Air Freshener (Glade); and Pumpkin Spice Dog Biscuits (Milk Bone).

And who is aware of? Maybe one in all the political events will provide pumpkin-spice scented “I Voted” stickers when the midterms arrive.

FOXIFIED

Fox News Channel completed August 2022 as the third most-watched community in the whole tv kingdom — outpacing ABC and trailing solely CBS and NBC, in accordance to Nielsen Media Research.

Fox News can also be marking the nineteenth month in a row that it has bested cable information rivals MSNBC and CNN, additionally airing 96 of the prime 100 cable information telecasts for the month.

And these rankings numbers: Fox News drew 2.4 million common nightly primetime viewers, in contrast to MSNBC with 1.3 million and CNN with 733,000. In addition, late evening host Greg Gutfeld has turn into the most-watched late evening man of all, drawing an viewers of two.2 million viewers.

POLL DU JOUR

• 3% of registered U.S. voters say their political identification is the “most important” factor of their life when serious about their personal identification.

• 25% say their political identification is “very important” when serious about their personal identification.

• 38% say their political identification is “somewhat important” to their personal identification.

• 19% say their political identification is “not too important.”

• 15% say it’s “not at all important.”

SOURCE: An NBC News ballot of 1,000 registered U.S. voters carried out Aug. 12-16 and launched Sunday.

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