Legendary Alien and Blade Runner director Ridley Scott seems a bit frustrated with President Donald Trump’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. The 82-year-old movie maker questioned the president’s mental health and intelligence on how he’s handled things for the past two months, calling him a “nutcase.”
As the fear of the Wuhan Coronavirus drove the market downturn, MRC Latino analyzed the economic coverage for the four most viewed Spanish News networks in the US (Noticiero Univision, Noticiero Telemundo, CNN en Espanol, and Noticiero Estrella TV) from February 25 through March 24, 2020.
Doing a lame version of The Daily Show from home, Trevor Noah launches into the "joke" that Donald Trump will let people die unless they're nice and polite to him. So he advised New Yorkers to tell Trump "please, Mr. President, do your mother-[bleeping] job!"
In comments that drew an onslaught of lefties hurling sexist venom, Dr. Deborah Birx used Thursday’s daily briefing to implore the liberal media to stop with their breathless and seemingly eager use of worst case scenarios, such as astronomical claims about how over two million Americans will die from the coronavirus and asserting that we’re already at a point where hospitals must decide who lives versus who’s left to die.
On Thursday's CNN Right Now host Brianna Keilar illustrated why the news media has the lowest approval rating of various institutions on the coronavirus. In a lengthy and contentious interview with White House trade advisor Peter Navarro that was full of constant interruptions, Keilar ripped the Trump team's performance and then accused Navarro of wasting everybody's time whenever he tried to defend the administration's record.
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.
No matter how many abortions there are in America, Planned Parenthood and their blood-thirsty cohorts are always screaming, “More, more!” On Twitter, Planned Parenthood freaked out that with the proposed Chinese coronavirus stimulus bill, Republicans are “ONCE AGAIN exploiting a public health crisis to target sexual and reproductive health care."
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:
Conservative news sources are calling out fact-checkers for ignoring inconvenient truths. PoltiFact, a fact-checking website acquired by the Soros-funded Poynter Institute in 2018, denied that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had attempted to put abortion funding measures in the upcoming relief bill.
Rapper-turned-Gospel music producer Kanye West refuses to let the media have the final word on his support for President Donald Trump. The 42-year-old musician and clothing designer has generated his fair share of controversy in the last year, primarily for his support of the current president (someone many in Hollywood wouldn’t get caught dead praising,) and for turning his artistic ambitions to the message of Jesus Christ.
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:
During a softball interview with Democratic California Senator Kamala Harris on Thursday, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle urged the left-wing lawmaker to slam President Trump over his decision not to utilize the Defense Production Act as long as numerous companies are already volunteering to produce essential medical equipment needed to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The host even laughed as her guest accused the President of “abject failure.”
Twitter released a policy stating that it would restrict and remove content that would “place people at a higher risk of transmitting COVID-19.” But while some articles are left up, other articles from conservative outlets receive the ban hammer. Conservative news outlet The Federalist was locked out of its Twitter account on March 26, 2020, for a piece written by dermatologist Douglas A. Perednia.
On Wednesday afternoon’s The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper trashed President Trump for “downplaying” the coronavirus’s infection rate, one month ago, before it had spread rapidly in the country. Despite the media doing the very same thing, Tapper suggested that the president alone was responsible for projecting a “false sense of security” and causing people to not take the virus seriously.
Most people never heard the term “social distancing” until a few weeks ago. Perhaps some were initially confused by it. It kinda sounds like something Don Lemon and his guests do when they run into Trump voters. A more exact term would be “physical distancing.”