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.
During MSNBC’s MTP Daily on Tuesday, anchor Chuck Todd actually interrupted the beginning of the White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing to deliver a pompous disclaimer to viewers and warn that “these briefings have a tendency to veer in a lot of different directions, not all of them are informative or relevant in the midst of this crisis.”
Along with Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze), there’s perhaps no one more capable of eviscerating the liberal media’s partisan dishonesty with a sense of humor than Fox News Channel host Greg Gutfeld. Between monologues on his eponymous Saturday night show and Tuesday’s The Five, Gutfeld derided the media firefighters as “dumbbells….who [view] themselves as the protagonist in every issue, and you always the bad guy” and have “framed this [coronavirus] pandemic as their divisive playground.”
It’s been nearly a week since a former Joe Biden staffer leveled disturbing accusations of sexual misconduct against the Democratic presidential frontrunner, and yet ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN haven’t said a single word about them. In that same time period, CNN, MSNBC and NBC have hosted Biden for a total of three interviews (including an hour-long town hall on CNN), and no host asked even a single question about these new charges.
Whether motivated by ratings or by some political agenda, liberal TV news networks on Sunday acted as though the coronavirus numbers released by the Communist Party of China were trustworthy enough to report on American national television. Throughout Sunday morning and into the afternoon, journalists on both cable and broadcast networks proclaimed that the number of confirmed cases in the United States had surpassed those in both China and Italy, even though that claim relies on dubious figures reported by the Chinese government.
On Sunday’s Meet The Press, moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd conducted a sympathetic interview with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Almost all of Todd’s questions were open-ended invitations for Biden to speculate about how he'd have handled the coronavirus pandemic better than the President, and at one point the NBC host even asked whether Trump had “blood on his hands.”
One of the more tiresome partisan polkas we’ve witnessed in the Trump years is the herky-jerky dancing around the White House briefing. First, journalists insist it’s a dangerously undemocratic practice to avoid a daily briefing. Then when suddenly there are daily briefings for a public-health crisis, journalists insist it’s a dangerous practice to air these briefings live because the president spews so much “misinformation.”
Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd continued his Corona crisis feud with Donald Trump on Sunday, deriding the President as “panicked” and a “one step backward instigator” when it comes to the virus. Appearing on the Today show, the NBC journalist opined, “I think he just wants to be seen as the one leading the response. I think that's why he's gravitated to these. But at the end of the day, the federal response feels like it's two steps forward and then the President participates and he's a singular one step backward instigator.”
Despite the overwhelmingly hostile, transparently liberal tone of the mainstream media, some journalists still try and deny what it obvious to most everyone. NBC and MSNBC host Chuck Todd did just that five years ago this week. Appearing on the March 18, 2015 edition of The Mike O’Meara Show, O’Meara asked if the Meet the Press host “gets any blowback from political leaders about the point of view” of the show.
After a contentious White House briefing in which NBC reporter Peter Alexander derided the President for “giving Americans false hope,” Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd on Friday darkly warned that the “pressure” might be “getting to” Donald Trump. During the briefing, Alexander demanded, “Is it possible that your impulse to put a positive spin on things may be giving Americans a false sense of hope by misrepresenting the preparedness right now?” Using the attack question as proof, Todd later asked Alexander, “Is the pressure getting to the President here? He seems very defensive.”
After President Trump took time during Thursday’s coronavirus press conference to criticize the blatantly biased media coverage of his administration’s response to the global pandemic, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd anchored an NBC News special report and decried how “the President’s own personal grievances seemed to dominate” the briefing.
While hacks in the liberal media were quick to claim no one on their side was politicizing the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), NBC political director Chuck Todd spent a part of Sunday’s Meet the Press musing about how the virus could be President Trump’s version of the Iran Hostage Crisis, where President Jimmy Carter showed such poor leadership the public voted in President Ronald Reagan. Of course, the idea this time was that Trump would get dumped for a Democrat.