Lets look at this whole farce objectively.
Sarah says “everyone who ever goes out shopping for groceries knows that prices have risen significantly over the past year or so
YEAR OR SO.
Now Mr. Sudeep from the WSJ says Palin didnt read the WSJ article.
Oh really Mr. Sudeep. I did.
Quote from the article, second paragraph Prices of staples including milk, beef, coffee, cocoa and sugar have risen sharply in recent months.
Risen sharply in recent months.
Now Ms. Palin said a year or so - so was she overstepping? Again Mr Sudeep, look at the graphic accompanying the article. Its BIG and easy to read. And it shows staples rising much higher from a YEAR EARLIER. So recent months and a year earlier, all from the WSJ article. And Palins quote was off?
So is the article poorly written or all over the board? If so, then that reflects on the WSJ. Or did Ms. Palin take what the article gives and correctly make a point about rising food over the last year or so regardless of what the first paragraph of the article states and what Mr. Sudeep likes to ONLY point out and that the Huff Post is laughing so hard about.
Am I missing something or wrong?
posted on 11/09/2010 10:36:34 AM PST
To this point, our basket showed a 5.8% increase in average prices at Wal-Mart which represents the most significant sequential increase since the inception of our study in January 2009. Moreover, we only had one rollback item in our basket vs. four in the June study.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/wal-mart-raising-prices-on-food-2010-8#ixzz14oZlFrPM
posted on 11/09/2010 11:36:37 AM PST
>>>Now Ms. Palin said a year or so - so was she overstepping?
I think she weakened her case by responding with a quote from the article that intentionally removed part of the sentence that contradicted her initial statement.
Here was her post:
The article noted that an inflationary tide is beginning to ripple through Americas supermarkets and restaurants
Prices of staples including milk, beef, coffee, cocoa and sugar have risen sharply in recent months.
Notice that ellipsis? What was in it? Well, the full sentence is:
"An inflationary tide is beginning to ripple through Americas supermarkets and restaurants, threatening to end the tamest year of food pricing in nearly two decades."
So it wasn't just that the article contradicted her claim, it's that it did so in the very same sentence that she quoted.
posted on 11/09/2010 12:09:45 PM PST
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