The media is reporting a big increase in retail sales, and as we all know, it never happened.
Welcome to the era of fake news, where govt's, media, and corporations will tell any lie to prop up their "All is well!" narrative. Especially about the economy, which they want you to believe is doing GREAT!
Yes, your government and media lies to you, all the time about everything. Sorry to burst your bubble, and Santa Claus isn't real either.