On Sunday morning’s MSNBC Live, co-host Kendis Gibson brought on New York Times reporter to continue MSNBC’s ongoing efforts to fear monger about anything that brings people joy. Gibson proclaimed that “it’s absolutely wild” that people are having a good time on spring break and travel reporter Tariro Mzezewa moaned that people “don’t care about the rules anymore.”
Gibson began the segment by casually mentioning that the police used “pepper spray balls” in Miami to enforce COVID policies:
After more than a year of COVID restrictions, Americans are starting to travel again including spring breakers who have flocked to places like Miami beach. New video showing a wild scene in south Florida. Take a look here. Ocean Drive there, clearly. Police say two officers were hurt when they fired pepper spray balls to disperse large crowds ignoring COVID rules and Florida has more instances of the UK variant than any other state.
MSNBC informed us during the summer 2020 protests that cops help to perpetuate “institutional racism.” However, it seems like MSNBC only cares about police violence when it advances its leftist policies goals and not when it helps to keep everyone locked in their homes.
To further reinforce his scaremongering, Gibson displayed a chyron which proclaimed “Growing Fears about spring break super spreader events here in GA, FL.”
The liberal media made similar predictions about the Super Bowl in Florida, which did not result in the terrifying super spreader event that it predicted. The media has also bashed Florida due to Republican Governor Ron DeSantis not implementing draconian lockdown policies. However, even New York Times Miami bureau chief Patricia Mazzei had to admit in an op-ed on Saturday that “Florida’s death rate is no worse than the national average, and better than that of some other states that imposed more restrictions, despite its large numbers of retirees, young partiers and tourists.”
Gibson groused about the scene in Florida being “absolutely wild” and Mzezewa freaked out over people not following “the rules anymore”:
So, you know, that footage feels like it's from 2019 but it's not, right? People just feel like they deserve to go travel. It's warm there. They've been cooped up for a year and they don't care about the rules anymore.
No doubt people “don’t care about the rules anymore” due to the awful mental health effects which the lockdowns have caused, which has resulted in 75,000 extra deaths in despair.
Mzezewa continued to advocate against people trying to enjoy life:
We've seen over the past year that any time lots of people gather together without masks, without socially distancing, because they’ve decided that they've had enough of the pandemic, there are after effects.
The alarmists at MSNBC do not care about your mental health or if you desire to have a fun and rewarding life, they are just focused on promoting tyrannical policies which only recognize humans as being potential carriers of COVID-19.
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Read the full March 14th transcript here:
MSNBC Live with Kendis Gibson and Lindsey Reiser
[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: GROWING FEARS ABOUT SPRING BREAK SUPER SPREADER EVENTS IN GA, FL]
KENDIS GIBSON: Well, after more than a year of COVID restrictions, Americans are starting to travel again including spring breakers who have flocked to places like Miami beach. New video showing a wild scene in south Florida. Take a look here. Ocean Drive there, clearly. Police say two officers were hurt when they fired pepper spray balls to disperse large crowds ignoring COVID rules and Florida has more instances of the UK variant than any other state. Officials in Savannah, Georgia, in the meantime, just a little bit north, are trying to avoid a similar scene. The city braces for more than 30,000 Saint Patrick's Day tourists. They’ve already cancelled the parade there but hotels in the area are near 90% capacity. Let's bring in New York Times reporter and travel reporter I should mention, Tariro Mzezewa, who is helping us kick off our future of travel week here at MSNBC. Tariro, thank you so much for being here. I appreciate it. That video out of Miami, I was just pausing to look at it. It's absolutely wild. Why are spring breakers flocking to south Florida in particular right now?
TARIRO MZEZEWA (NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL REPORTER): You know, it's a popular spring break destination every single year, you know? Even last year at this time, there were lots of people in Miami Beach and South Beach just trying to party and have a good time. You know, people feel like they shouldn't be stopped from traveling and for the few who have been vaccinated, they feel like, hey, I've been vaccinated, I'm safe, why can't I go? So, you know, that footage feels like it's from 2019 but it's not, right? People just feel like they deserve to go travel. It's warm there. They've been cooped up for a year and they don't care about the rules anymore.
GIBSON: They -- It's kind of crazy. I was just down there about three weeks ago and that is the mentality that is going on there, as if COVID didn't exist. People are coming from all over the world. In fact, there was one person who when asked whether he was worried that he’d infect an elderly person, one spring breaker told the Miami newspaper “Granny shouldn't be out here anyways. It's too many people.” Has Florida done enough you think, in your -- your view, to deter these types of crowds? And is there a safe way to actually travel for spring break?
MZEZEWA: You know, Florida is a state that people want to visit. I think lawmakers in South Beach try every year to get a handle on the spring break crowds, so I think there has been a real push to try to keep this from happening, but you just have anti-travelers who can't be stopped. Like, they’d rather go through the chaos of being there than be told they can't be there. And in terms of whether there are safe ways to travel for spring break, yes there are. I think if you have been vaccinated, even though the CDC is saying you know, you should still delay travel for as long as you can, I do think a lot of people feel like if they have been vaccinated they should be allowed to travel and we do know that driving is a safe thing to do. We know that being on a plane, if you're wearing your mask is safe to do. So, there are things that you can do. You can get on a train. You can travel with friends. You can be responsible, right?
MZEZEWA: But going to parties in large groups is not the answer.
GIBSON: Yeah, to a little bit north in Savannah, you have the main concern there is the aftermath. Once all the tourists leave town, in your reporting you have found that -- that places like this can keep from becoming COVID hot spots or -- or is it inevitable?
MZEZEWA: You know, I -- I don't know if I'm the right person to say if it's inevitable or not but we -- we know -- we've seen over the past year that any time lots of people gather together without masks, without socially distancing, because they’ve decided that they've had enough of the pandemic, there are after effects and I think that's something that a lot of tourist destinations in particular have to worry about when large groups of people from out of town show up and get sick or get others sick or they don't become sick until after they’ve left. The effects of that are really harsh on these communities.