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The liberal media’s fear-mongering has gotten out of control. Watchers of Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News were given the impression that the Trump administration was content with anywhere between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans dying to the coronavirus in the next few weeks. That’s because correspondent Geoff Bennett flagrantly lied and claimed that projection was their “best-case scenario.” In reality, it was far from it.
Panic and fear were on the top of the agenda for ABC’s World News Tonight and CBS Evening News during their Monday night broadcasts. Each of these networks harped on valid worries over a lack of personal protective equipment for health care workers, ventilators, and the lag in results of coronavirus testing. But it was only NBC Nightly News that highlighted what the Trump administration was doing to alleviate the problems.
Lester Holt gave Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York a mostly laudatory interview from a field hospital on Friday's Nightly News. Holt introduced Cuomo as " an outspoken voice with his blunt and sobering assessments You spoke to National Guard troops today in a stirring speech that if I wasn't listening carefully, I thought you were sending soldiers off to war.
It’s like some of this is fun and games for the press. On Tuesday night, the “big three” broadcast networks used their flagship evening newscasts to erect walls between President Donald Trump and his Coronovirus Task Force, falsely treating the President’s “hope” to reopen the economy by Easter (April 12) as a red line. In other words, it was an attempt to sow dissent and further scare Americans.
It’s as if the left knew what they were doing Sunday and Monday -- switching tunes to now opposing the Senate’s massive, $2 trillion stimulus package to help American workers and the economy. Why? Because as Monday’s broadcast network newscasts showed, the liberal media will provide any and all cover, refusing to assign blame to liberals and progressives pulling the carpet out at the last minute. ABC, CBS, and NBC framed the stimulus package’s failure as merely a “bitter fight” and “political battle” having caused “angry debate” and “frustration.”
Amid hours upon hours of coronavirus coverage, one thing that’s rarely heard: any criticism of how the communist government in Beijing handled the outbreak. MRC's analysis of ABC, CBS and NBC's weekday evening newscasts found out of 634 minutes of total coronavirus coverage, our analysts found only 3 minutes, 14 seconds — less than one percent — discussed topics unflattering to the Chinese government.
Communist China knew about the coronavirus for months and wasted critical time trying to silence those who tried to warn the world. But broadcast networks ABC and NBC seemed intent to help the Chinese propaganda machine cover up those facts on Wednesday as they insisted President Trump was being “racist” by calling it the “Chinese Virus”. ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega even insinuated Trump was trying to unfairly shift blame onto the communists.
As the liberal media were busy trying to gaslight the world into thinking that alternate names for the coronavirus (Wuhan Virus or Chinese Coronavirus) were racist, Tuesday’s CBS Evening News sought to help out China’s propaganda campaign and claim that they “attacked” the virus. In reality, China spent critical weeks pouring more resources into trying to stop information about the virus from spreading rather than trying to stop the virus itself.
You know things must be getting really bad when the networks set aside their usual blend of sensationalism and anti-Trump bias in favor of responsible journalism that seeks to calm and inform. Well, that’s what NBC Nightly News did on Monday in a report designed to ease the public’s fear about seeing countless grocery store shelves across the country left bare as throngs of people scrambled for supplies. It was also a great message about the wonders of capitalism.
Exactly four years before Joe Biden cursed at a voter and appeared to threaten him with physical violence, Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, grabbed a reporter by the arm. Both events triggered national media coverage, but even though Biden is the actual candidate and Lewandowski just a staffer, it was the Lewandowski moment four years ago that triggered the most coverage, and the most negative commentary.
In a viral moment from an auto plant in Detroit Tuesday, a raging Joe Biden lashed out and threatened to assault (slap) an autoworker who confronted him about his support for curtailing Second Amendment rights. The threat was omitted by all the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) and Univision, with CNNEE and Telemundo ignoring the incident altogether. But what NBC Nightly News did was particularly deceptive in that they completely cut around Biden’s threat of physical violence.
On Friday morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the economy gained 273,000 jobs in February, well above economist predictions, and the unemployment rate fell from 3.6 percent to 3.5 percent. Wage growth ticked up slightly to 3 percent for the year. But Friday night's newscasts either skipped this news (NBC) or downplayed it as stocks continued to decline (ABC, CBS, PBS).