The press managed to have people develop a negative impression — about the press.
2020 has already been a banner year of media behaviors and April has been especially revealing. The coronavirus outbreak has brought out all of the long-suspected slanted traits from our national press corps, and they have managed to even exceed those projected biases. In the past week, there has been a remarkably consistent run of irresponsible, malpractice-ridden, and/or fact-free news reports that would embarrass anyone capable of such a reaction.
- Nancy Pelosi challenged the administration citing it had enforced a travel ban on China early in January, stating that thousands were still permitted to enter the country from that nation. Jake Tapper never challenged her on the fact that these were US citizens and legal residents.
- CNN made a production out of Chris Cuomo leaving his basement after 2 weeks of seclusion…despite our knowing he was outside at one of his properties, fighting with a neighbor the week prior.
- Olivia Nuzzi suggested the pandemic in the U.S. was worse when she compared it to VietNam.
- Donald Trump was said to have appointed a labradoodle dog breeder in charge of the coronavirus response team at HHS, when Brian Harrison was a career DC worker who sold that side business over 2 years ago.
- A Dr. Rick Bright at a government research lab was reportedly fired for political reasons after calling to have testing done on hydroxychloroquine, when in fact he was combative with management for over a year and he stalled reactions to the pandemic for weeks.
- President Trump was accused of telling people to inject Lysol and to drink bleach despite not ever saying so, and never even uttering the words of the products.
- S.E. Cupp declared dozens of people ingested cleansers in New York, when the actual reports said there had been a slight increase of phone calls asking about possibly being exposed to products.