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National Public Radio hired a new “Public Editor” or ombudsman. It’s Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute, which counts PolitiFact as one of its projects. This is more of a merger than a straight-up hiring. McBride will maintain her position as a senior vice president at Poynter, and use Poynter staff to address the concerns of NPR listeners. Both sides of this transaction talked in high-minded language about “rigorous, fact-based and context-rich journalism,” but this is an ideological arrangement between liberals.

President Trump drew the ire of CBS Evening News and White House correspondent Weijia Jiang on Monday for daring to keep American spirits up, and letting them know there was “light at the end of the tunnel.” Citing unnamed “experts,” Jiang decried Trump’s optimism by claiming the country wasn’t even in the tunnel yet.

The World Health Organization and Global Citizen just announced a star-studded relief concert to provide some entertainment and express solidarity for folks suffering from coronavirus and the millions stuck in quarantine. Though some people, namely 63 million Trump supporters, might not feel the love from the festivities.

As the coronavirus pandemic has worsened, CNN has emphasized bleak outcomes, Trump hatefests, and venomous, tiresome Fox News-bashing the cornerstones of their coverage instead of first informing viewers and providing hope. However, one thing that these charlatans have shied away from is their own culpability, including their downplaying of the virus, barely covering it (in favor of impeachment), and even holding its March 5 upfront event (dubbed the CNN Experience) with hundreds in attendance plus an overflow room.

Two New York Times stories on Monday took two entirely different angles on how the ideologies of the American left and right are faring in the era of the coronavirus. It’s clear which one the Times thinks has failed, from the front-page headline over Jim Rutenberg’s story: “Virus Battle Shreds the Right’s Political Playbook.” The text box: “Disdain for ‘Socialism’ Collides With Crisis,” including scare quotes, as if socialism isn’t now being pushed by the Democratic Party.  Rutenberg’s piece was suffused with an undertone of gloating.

New on April 6: The near-daily White House briefings on the coronavirus pandemic are “comparable to, if not worse than, the 5 O’Clock Follies during the Vietnam era in which the Pentagon lied to the American people about the Vietnam war,” New Yorker magazine writer Susan Glasser declared Sunday on CNN. “I believe that this is Donald Trump’s version of that.”

Liberal billionaire George Soros’s millions are still being used to exploit the coronavirus in an attempt to damage President Donald Trump’s chances for re-election. A new report by Advertising Analytics found that the Soros-funded lefty group Priorities USA Action’s ad “Hoax” again dominated the TV airwaves with a whopping 1,485 airings between March 28- April 3. This again makes the group the “top advertiser for the week” for the second week in a row. When reached for comment, Advertising Analytics said that “Hoax” has aired an outrageous 2,759 times total since March 24.

Twitter has been accused of shadowbanning prominent conservatives in the past. One conservative business owner says the company is still doing it — to him.

Twitter quietly lifted its ban on coronavirus-related ads in early April, so long as companies play by a very specific set of rules.“Twitter and Google banned coronavirus-related ads in an effort to curb misinformation and stop some bad actors from trying to profit off of the crisis,” Axios summarized in its April 3 coverage. Since then, however, Twitter has refined its approach, “according to a note from Twitter sent to clients on Friday that was obtained and confirmed by Axios.” The exception now allows for ad campaigns regarding company-wide adjustments to their business model or those campaigns expressing support for customers and employees in this time of unease. 

The network and cable networks have been silent on the sex abuse claims against Joe Biden by former staffer Tara Reade. As reported by the Media Research Center’s Rich Noyes, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN avoided the allegations. Now, actress and #MeToo activist Rose McGowan is calling out a celebrity endorser of the former Vice President. In a tweet Monday afternoon, she spoke directly to liberal TV star Alyssa Milano.

Former CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reported Sunday night on a video posted Friday by The Daily Show entitled “Heroes of the Pandumbic,” mocking conservative media and Trump administration figures for being wrong about or downplaying the coronavirus threat. “In less than 24 hours, it had racked up millions of views…. Liberal media and readers circulating the video often add remarks ranging from gleeful to hate-filled.” But Attkisson smelled a rat....

At MRC Latino we have observed, and reported on the way the nation´s liberal Hispanic news outlets have covered Trump's economic relief bill and its exclusion of illegal immigrants: panic-stricken. However, far from being for “humanitarian” reasons, their bottom-line is just what they claim to be against. The economy, particularly Mexico´s economy, seems to have come before health. Anchors and reporters from Univision, Telemundo, and CNN En Español rage about the effects the Administration's actions will potentially have on remittances to Mexico from the United States

In his iconic style, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to rip into the liberal New York Times and The Washington Post. The president tweeted that “Advertising in the Failing New York Times is WAY down. Washington Post is not much better.” Trump continued: “I can’t say whether this is because they are Fake News sources of information, to a level that few can understand, or the Virus is just plain beating them up. Fake News is bad for America!”

The fickle media really can’t make up their mind in how they want to attack President Trump. First, they faulted him for downplaying the coronavirus’s severity, saying that led to people acting irresponsibly and spreading the virus. Now, they are blaming him for stirring up fear and panic which is also causing people to die. On The View today, hosts Meghan McCain and Sunny Hostin tag-teamed to attack Trump with this second tactic.

Despite arguing just days earlier that the media should continue to cover the daily White House press briefings from the Coronavirus Task Force, on Monday, MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski dramatically flipped her position, wailing that the events were “a complete waste of time” that “literally have no value.”