Left-wing journalists have suddenly realized the real downside of the coronavirus crisis. No, it’s not that thousands of people will likely die. It’s that President Trump is getting a lot of TV time. Here’s Vox explaining the problem:
For as much as Trump evidently wants to force the country back open for business, no matter how inadvisable that plan may be, he’s getting exactly what he wants as the crisis drags on. He’s on TV all the time. He’s got a captive audience. He can say whatever he wants and the news networks will cover it.
And with the shutdown of almost all TV and film production in the face of the coronavirus threat, as well as the cessation of live sports, it’s not difficult to imagine a world where Trump is just on TV all the time and there’s not much we can do to shut him off.
Eventually, near the end of the story, Vox admits what the real concern is: