While the first three months of 2020 were overloaded with news -- ranging from the impeachment of President Trump to the arrival of the coronavirus outbreak -- the liberal MSNBC “news” channel failed to attract new viewers and matched the same ratings from a year ago. The stagnation in numbers comes in stark contrast to the Fox News Channel, which gained 38 percent during the same period, and even the ratings-challenged CNN, which actually grew its numbers by a surprising 18 percent.
Liberal media talking heads on Twitter continue to spew garbage at MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for being invited by President Donald Trump to speak at a coronavirus task force briefing. Conservative Fox News host Greg Gutfeld went nuclear and unleashed on the liberal media on Twitter. “[W]hen people do great things to help others, the media mocks their religion,” Gutfeld tweeted March 30. “[I]magine, if it were the reverse: [S]omeone did EVIL things, and then you mentioned their religious extremism. The media would be calling you a bigot. [S]crew these hypocritical assholes.”
It used to be that liberals in the media complained that there weren’t enough White House press briefings. Now, there are too many. According to MSNBC host Chris Hayes, it’s both “crazy” and “dangerous” to simply air Donald Trump’s coronavirus updates. He complained, "But I personally can’t help but feel these daily sessions are bad for the country, even dangerous from a public health perspective."
Lefty journalists have used this moment to play election year politics as they’ve labeled the pandemic Trump’s “Chernobyl” and “Katrina” and even charged that Republicans were fine with a “million seniors” dying. They also tarred Trump and conservatives as racist for noting the country of origin of the virus. All the while they’ve used this crisis to advocate for their favored socialist policies and politicians. The following are the worst examples of the media exploiting the pandemic over the last few weeks:
Get ready to hear a lot of this from the hard left in the media: According to MSNBC host Chris Hayes, conservatives, Republicans and Donald Trump are ready to kill a “million” senior citizens as a way of saving the economy from the coronavirus. Hayes opened his All In show by comparing it to similar “right wing ideas,” such as being okay with air pollution, even if it kills people with lung disease.
Is there anyone out there who didn’t expect cable pundits to turn the coronavirus outbreak into a “Trump ruins everything” story? For the last few weeks, CNN and MSNBC’s talking heads have taken cheap political shots at the Trump administration’s handling of the pandemic, with their characterization of the situation ranging from “dangerous” to “the worst” government response, “ever.”
MSNBC’s on-air talent just cannot seem to help themselves. MSNBC host of All In Chris Hayes sent out a flippant tweet in response to reports that the Trump administration will be asking Congress for “more than $800 billion in economic stimulus: $500 bil in payroll tax cut, $250 bil in Small Business Association loans, $58 billion for the airlines, and a smattering of other items." Hayes tweeted, “BREAKING: We can, of course, afford a Green New Deal. That’s been true all along.”
When the economy gets you down, just throw truckloads of taxpayer cash at it. At least, that’s what MSNBC Anchor Chris Hayes says Congress should do. Hayes sent out his policy prescription on Twitter in the early morning of March 13: “I increasingly convinced we need Congress to pass a trillion dollar stimulus in the next week, focused on people not industry bailouts. Probably best just direct cash.”
Predictably, MSNBC reacted to President Donald Trump’s Wednesday night address on the coronavirus with scorn, venom, vitriol, and downright fear that the Trump administration isn’t looking out for the safety of the American public. In various points throughout the first segment, the speech was panned as a “distraction,” “strange,” “weird,” “worrying,” and mocked as poorly delivered.
As Joe Biden swept several more Democratic primaries Tuesday night, CNN anchor Jake Tapper warned of “getting real 2004 vibes,” referring to the failed presidential campaign of John Kerry. Tapper particularly lamented how Democratic voters were behaving like “a bunch of Rachel Maddows and Chris Hayess” by trying to decide on the most electable nominee.
American journalists, so desperate to blame President Trump for the coronavirus, are now trying to cover for communist China’s government by insisting any mention of COVID-19’s origin be left out of the discussion. Left-wing journalists took to Twitter to bash Republicans as “racist” for calling the coronavirus the “Wuhan” or “Chinese” virus, even though there’s a laundry list of other viral outbreaks being named after where they originated from.
Because it’s MSNBC, everything is about racism. And that’s certainly true of Chris Hayes. The liberal co-host on Friday insisted that the Republican Party is not an option to African Americans because of “structural white supremacy.” The fact that the Democratic Party was the party of slavery, Jim Crow and segregation didn’t seem to occur to him. Hayes told guest Eddie Glaude that there is “only one party” people of his race can be part of because Republicans have a “nature of structural white supremacy in America in the political coalitions."