Lately The New York Times is writing articles with headlines like “Before Virus Outbreak, a Cascade of Warnings Went Unheeded,” and “Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media’s Coronavirus Distortion.” But they won’t consider what their anti-Trump rag published before March. Did they downplay or distort the threat? Yes.
CNN host Chris Cuomo was apparently under the impression that being afflicted with the Wuhan Virus gave him free rein to throw out all pretense of journalism and turn his show, Prime Time, into his personal forum to lash out at President Trump. Last week he cast doubt on whether we could all survive the crisis under Trump’s leadership. Then on Tuesday, he blasted the President’s positive messaging as “bullsh*t” (uncensored).
Despite China being responsible for mass death around the globe because of their Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, the CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News spent part of their Tuesday airtime cheering for the end of the Wuhan, China lockdown. NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel went so far as to protect the communist regime and suggest there were mere “accusations” they were “fudging” numbers.
For the left, they have one set of standards for themselves and another for the rest of the public. Tuesday was no exception as Vanity Fair writer and Fox News-obsessed hack Gabriel Sherman and Washington Post TV critic Hank Stuever retweeted a sexist smear against Fox News host Laura Ingraham, White House officials Kellyanne Conway and Kayleigh McEnany, and “Republican” women as no more than racist, substance abuse-suffering pieces of eye candy.
At Townhall on Tuesday, writer and radio host Larry O’Connor perfectly captured what’s wrong with the liberal media’s attitude about press briefings. They’re supposed to provide information for the American people, but the press thinks it’s all about them, and their feelings. He cited CNN host Anderson Cooper, who opened his show Monday night with one of those pompous CNN-baked commentaries.
Catholic filmmakers claim that Facebook chose Holy Week to shadowban their content. Sancta Familia, Catholic filmmakers based in the Holy Family Mossend parish in Scotland, claim that Facebook alerted them on April 6 that their posts are not being shown in the News Feed.
CNN, along with MSNBC, remains one of the media bastions still remaining hostile toward the use of hydroxychloroquine. One big reason for this hostility is that President Donald Trump has been publicizing its use in the treatment of coronavirus. Therefore if the Orange Man thinks it is good, then CNN (and MSNBC) automatically think it is bad.
An example of this attitude came on Monday when New Day anchor John Berman got into an argument with the Director of the White House Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, Peter Navarro. Berman's ire was raised by Navarro's defense of the hydroxychloroquine treatment.
Amidst all the bad news and the rising death toll of this global pandemic, Christians are still marking Holy Week and preparing for Easter. It’s not often, however, that such aspects of faith are explored on network television, even during normal circumstances. So it was refreshing to see CBS This Morning on Monday focus on two preachers “spreading the Gospel during this pandemic.”
Move over, Russia. News outlets run by the Chinese government are waging the new information war on Facebook. “Chinese state media is flooding Facebook and Instagram with undisclosed political adverts whitewashing its role in the coronavirus pandemic and pinning blame on Donald Trump,” The Telegraph reported in its April 5 coverage. This misinformation blitz is reportedly being carried out by “Xinhua, China Central Television and the Global Times,” which have released stories in English, Chinese and Arabic.
Leave it to The New York Times economist Paul Krugman to continue to infuse his wacky partisan theories into an ongoing pandemic. Krugman retweeted lefty CNN Analyst Keith Boykin’s one-sided quip over Assistant to the President and economist Peter Navarro and Dr. Anthony Fauci’s reported dispute concerning the efficacy of the hydroxychloroquine drug. Krugman then used the story to spew nonsensical hyperbole against conservatives.
With seemingly nothing to report on President Donald Trump's briefings on the Coronavirus pandemic, Univision’s morning show Despierta America reverted instead to knocking Trump for having the temerity to tweet that he saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
You wouldn’t think to ever see a Hollywood message of support for President Trump on a network morning show, nor would you in your wildest dreams imagine that message of support coming from a big name Hollywood comedian. Though that’s what happened when Tracy Morgan made a happy and hope-filled appearance on NBC’s “Today.”
On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, former ABC News weekend anchor Carole Simpson admitted that she is a "fan" of New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo and declared that "[I] wish very much" that he were President. The show also demonstrated that President Donald Trump's administration will be criticized no matter how they handle the pandemic because, within the same show, members were criticized for being both too positive and too negative in public discussions of the crisis.
ABC White House Correspondent and head of the White House Correspondents’ Association Jonathan Karl joined the hosts of The View on Tuesday’s show to answer complaints the ladies had about how President Trump treats the press. While the hosts lavished praise on the reporter whom Trump called “third rate” yesterday, one host even demanded Karl lead a rebellion in the briefing room when the press corps did not get the answers they wanted from the President.
Just a week after conservative outlet One America News was kicked out of the press room for “violating social-distancing” rules, Phoenix TV, a Hong Kong-based Chinese language news network, somehow had a reporter there. She got to knock out some ChiCom talking points in a “question” for President Trump.