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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.
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.
On Morning Joe, Axios.com CEO Jim VandeHei denounced the "news pollution" of President Trump, Fox News, and Rush Limbaugh. He says we have a societal problem of "information inequality," and that the governors of Florida and Georgia delayed issuing lockdown orders because they were living inside an "information bubble."
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.”
During the first quarter of 2020, the Fox News Channel continued its reign as the highest-rated network on cable television, beating shows from both MSNBC and CNN in total day viewers and the coveted advertising bracket of people from 25 to 54 years of age. As proof of its dominance, FNC produced 12 of the top 13 telecasts in cable news and had the top 31 programs in total viewers.
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.”
CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter spent many months complaining about the lack of White House press briefings...then when Trump took questions on the lawn, it was the lack of "formal" press briefings. Now there are daily briefings in the James Brady Briefing Room, and Stelter's complaining "Trump is self-isolating at his safe space: Fox News." Stelter should be quite physically fit after all this energetic goalpost-moving.
Conservative Twitter was outraged on Friday by a New York Times op-ed viciously titled "The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals." On Friday's Fox News at Night, Family Research Council leader Tony Perkins blasted the Times as "reprehensible" for posting this "hate-filled, bigoted rant in their paper."
If you want to feel hopeless about the coronavirus pandemic and be convinced President Trump has allowed the virus to wreak havoc, CNN is the place for you. But Thursday night on the Fox News Channel, Tucker Carlson provided a reality check in showing how New York City’s far-left local officials initially dismissed the virus. And thanks to CNN, they’ve been able to absolve themselves of responsibility for the chaos inside their hospitals.
The extra-large pack of journalists who equate liberalism and professionalism in their work product cannot stand that Fox News exists. They believe everything elected Republicans do should be effectively “fact checked” and routinely punished. For Democrats, the elite media offer damage control; for Republicans, only damage. The onset of coronavirus is simply another occasion for the usual routine.
The New York Times is using the coronavirus pandemic to condemn its favorite targets, Fox News and Donald Trump, even suggesting the networks shouldn’t air Trump’s coronavirus press briefings. Media reporter Michael Grynbaum fretted, “Trump’s Briefings Are a Ratings Hit. Should Networks Cover Them Live? -- The president’s viewership has rivaled the audiences for hit reality shows and prime-time football.
It looks like one big-name businessman isn’t allowing the coronavirus to dim his hopes on America’s economic strength. The Hillary Clinton supporter, billionaire Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stated in an economic-based interview on a Fox News podcast (Fox News Rundown ) that “We've had a taste of socialism right now ... giving money and redistributing wealth ... that's okay.” But Cuban didn’t put his stock in socialism: