On her MSNBC show this morning, Joy Reid, speaking with failed presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, noted that the rates of coronavirus infections and deaths are disproportionately high among African-Americans. Replying, Gillibrand blamed it on "institutional racism," in both health care and our economy.
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.
On Tuesday's Amanpour & Co. on PBS, NPR hoste Michel Martin did an interview with Stuart Stevens, one of those GOP strategists who became red-hot Never Trumpers. Stevens insisted "the original sin of the modern Republican party is race," and Martin used that to rip into Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush....inaccurately.
The coronavirus pandemic was naturally the lead National story in Monday’s New York Times Far less helpful but more racially inflammatory was the angle taken by reporter Matt Stevens, blaming Trump for hateful rhetoric directed as Asian-Americans: “For Asian-Americans, Taunts Are Painful Echo of ‘Outsiders’ Status -- Hard-Won Gains at Risk Amid a Torrent of Hate.” He wrote: And then along came the coronavirus -- a pandemic that unleashed a torrent of hate and violence as bigots blamed Asian-Americans for the outbreak." Whose to blame for these scattered attacks, unlinked to Trump voters? Trump and the GOP, of course.
It's vintage Deadspin red meat: Carron J. Phillips tearing into President Donald Trump over the coronavirus and his alleged racism. This president did not follow the wisdom of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and now we're all doomed. The impeachment farce failed, but Trump still needs to be removed from office, Phillips writes.
On Saturday's Velshi show, as MSNBC host Ali Velshi again used the coronavirus pandemic to promote an increase in welfare and socialism in the U.S., MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude made time to go all the way back to the Ronald Reagan administration as he complained about an "ideology" "that has demonized poor people" for decades.
Former View co-host and current CNN host Lisa Ling appeared on her old show Friday to bash President Trump for calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus.” The hosts let her spread lies about the President, while blaming him for her Asian friends and family being harassed. Ling even claimed that we can trust the numbers being put out by China’s communist government and that Trump should be asking them for help in combating the coronavirus.
The Nation magazine sports editor Dave Zirin positions his blog and podcast as representative of the "Edge of Sports." Make that the extreme, far Left edge of sports. The socialist Zirin is a hardcore Trump hater who, in this week's podcast, focused on the theme of Trump-as-racist for referring to COVID-19 as a Chinese virus. Even though it originated in China and spawned a pandemic.
The New York Times invariably provides guilty liberal spin to any crisis, including the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday’s front page featured “Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety -- As bigots blame them for the coronavirus and President Trump labels it the ‘Chinese virus’ many Chinese-Americans say they are terrified of what could come next.” An editorial also lectured in an attempt to limit the spread of the fact that the virus originated in China: “Once again, a mysterious, fast-spreading and sometimes lethal disease is exacerbating racism and hatred...."
The arenas are empty. The stadiums are silent. There are no sporting events scheduled till further notice. What's a sports media outlet to do? If you're the pot stirring writers at Deadspin, you play the race card by throwing dirt at the Washington football club for its "racist" nickname and at the NFL for STILL not employing the "greatest" quarterback ever ignored by the league ― Colin "I love Cuba, hate America" Kaepernick.
March 24 brought viewers a crossover event of two CBS shows, FBI and FBI: Most Wanted. The FBI agents from both programs managed to band together to rescue a bus full of kidnapped school children from a white supremacist in FBI’s episode “American Dreams,” which aired first.
Two of TV's favorite topics popped up on the March 24 episode of CBS’s FBI: white nationalists and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.