Members of the media should take note: when even a Democrat politician from one of the most liberal states in the country won’t take your bait to bash the president, maybe you should just throw in the towel now. On The View today, California’s Governor Gavin Newsom called in to discuss how his state is responding to COVID-19. Of course the anti-Trump hosts attempted to get the liberal Democrat to attack President Trump, but surprisingly, Newsom praised the president instead.
NPR media reporter David Folkenflik singled out conservative talk-radio star Mark Levin for coronavirus mockery at the end of an April 1 story on All Things Considered story on how Dr. Anthony Fauci is making the rounds of all media -- not just Fox News, but "CBS, NPR, Telemundo, Science magazine, Barstool Sports, Desus & Mero on Showtime." But he especially hated Fox, so Levin tweeted NPR is a "agenda-driven pathetic joke of a 'news' operation."
Given how quickly and how aggressively journalists have moved to politicize the coronavirus and to blame Donald Trump, it was a bit of a shock on Friday to see Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist quiz Mayor Bll de Blasio (albeit gently) on his early incompetent handling of the virus crisis. Geist demanded, “Knowing what you know now, do you wish you'd closed the schools a little bit earlier? Do you wish you'd closed the restaurants and bars a little bit earlier, just to stop the spread and maybe save some lives?”
Liberal critics’ favorite show is coming back with an episode that fulfills every lefty’s sweetest dream. CBS All Access’s anti-Trump The Good Fight returns for season 4 with a premiere that imagines an alt history where Hillary Clinton won the presidency in 2016.
During a contentious interview with Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Friday morning, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle grilled the Republican lawmaker on his criticism of media outlets pushing Chinese propaganda about the coronavirus pandemic. Rubio pushed back hard and doubled down on his condemnation of journalists parroting talking points from China’s authoritarian communist regime.
CNN's Chris Cillizza has a problem. In order for him to claim that President Donald Trump is "rewriting history" concerning his handling of the coronavirus outbreak, he has to avoid a major chunk of that history. The irony is that it turns out that Cillizza himself is the one that is rewriting history by failing to report on a important decision by Trump early in the outbreak that significantly reduced the number of coronavirus cases in the United States during the early stages.
The New York Times’ crusade to use the coronavirus to cripple its ideological enemies continued on Thursday’s front page with reporter Jeremy Peters’ over-excited hit piece “Pro-Trump Media’s Virus Pivot: From Alarm to Denial to Blame.” The subtitle: “Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing commentators turned a pandemic into a battle of us vs. them -- the kind of battle President Trump has waged for much of his life.”
Despite many calls for people across the country to work together in reversing the coronavirus outbreak, several journalism professors have decided to go “against the flow” and criticize the most popular network on cable television. An open letter sent to the heads of the Fox News Channel was signed by 74 teachers and released by Oliver Darcy, a senior media reporter for the liberal CNN network, accusing FNC of spreading misinformation on the coronavirus amid the global pandemic.
In the absence of real live sports, The New York Post is desperately grasping for anything remotely having something to do with sports and athletes to fill up space. So desperate, in fact, that Wednesday's and Thursday's editions featured women's MMA fighter Paige VanZant and her husband doing some raw cooking and working out at home. As in the raw raw, in the buff, bare nakies.
On Thursday's Morning Joe, former Obama aide Seth Harris said that if he were advising President Trump, "I'd ask him to resign." Harris condemned Trump as "the worst failed leader our country has ever seen," who has put us in a "catastrophic" situation, and "we're really going to end up being the shame of the world." On today's show, Mika Brzezinski challenged The Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg to debunk Harris's statement. But before letting him speak, Mika offered a laundry list of items that she saw as supporting Harris's suggestion.
As the coronavirus crisis deepens, the media continue to sink lower in their vile attacks on Donald Trump and conservatives. Liberal journalists like NBC Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd have questioned if “there is blood on the President’s hands?” New Yorker editor David Remnick charged Trump’s “narcissism” and “lack of empathy” has “led to disaster.” The following are the most recent examples of journalists displaying their rage against Trump and conservatives during the coronavirus crisis.
On Wednesday's PBS NewsHour, correspondent Amna Nawaz fretted about President Donald Trump accurately linking the COVID-19 virus to China during a segment highlighting reports of increased racism being faced by Asian-Americans in recent weeks.
The Wall Street Journal reported that 1.2 Million N95 masks were flown from China to Massachusetts on Thursday. What was particularly noteworthy was the fact that the plane used to transport this precious cargo was owned by none other than the 6-time Super Bowl Champion, New England Patriots.
In an on-air response to an article attacking him and the network, Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson flipped the tables on The New York Times Thursday night when he called out the liberal paper for “screwing up coronavirus stories from day one.” And he also rubbed their nose in their ridiculous China and virus articles dating back to January.
Peter Goodman, New York Times European economics correspondent (and proud purveyor of left-wing economic nostrums under the guise of objective reporting) is not letting the coronavirus crisis go to waste, issuing two articles calling for a socialist response .Goodman cited an amorphous blob of “many economists" to conveniently agree with Goodman's own socalist thinking, which holds that reasonable limits on government control of the economy is tantamount to "the punishment of austerity."