The New York Times invariably provides guilty liberal spin to any crisis, including the coronavirus pandemic. Tuesday’s front page featured “Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety -- As bigots blame them for the coronavirus and President Trump labels it the ‘Chinese virus’ many Chinese-Americans say they are terrified of what could come next.” An editorial also lectured in an attempt to limit the spread of the fact that the virus originated in China: “Once again, a mysterious, fast-spreading and sometimes lethal disease is exacerbating racism and hatred...."
After Friday's White House coronavirus press conference, Andrea Mitchell and MSNBC national security analyst Jeremy Bash decried alleged instances of race-baiting and xenophobia from President Trump and Secretary of State Pompeo and claimed it was they who were provoking international tensions during a time when the world should be coming together.
For yet another day, the American people tuning in Friday into the White House Coronavirus Task Force daily briefing saw another embarrassing display of self-centeredness by groaning journalists about how President Donald Trump doesn’t like them. Along with the now-infamous exchange with NBC’s Peter Alexander, Friday’s egotists included CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, the Associated Press’s Jill Colvin, and taxpayer-funded reporter Yamiche Alcindor from PBS.
Thursday’s New York Times again showed the paper’s warped priorities during the global health emergency: “Trump Calls It the ‘Chinese Virus.' Critics Say That’s Racist and Provocative.” (Normal people say it's factually accurate.) Katie Rogers, Lara Jakes, and Ana Swanson focused on the truly vital aspects, while sucking up to the Chinese authorities who covered up the deadly outbreak: "President Trump on Wednesday defended his increasingly frequent practice of calling the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus,” ignoring a growing chorus of criticism that it is racist and anti-Chinese."
On Friday, the State Department summoned the Chinese Ambassador to the United States as the Chinese government ramps up its propaganda efforts to blame the coronavirus on the U.S. military. CNN's Kylie Atwood joined Inside Politics host John King to discuss the developments and over the course of the segment referred to COVID-19 as the Wuhan Virus, a term the media has recently decided to be racist and xenophobic.
Liberal NPR is getting some great PR during impeachment regarding its recent spat with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The outlet recently boasted an increase in donations as a result of the whole kerfuffle.
On the same CNN Tonight in which host Don Lemon refused to apologize for his venomous Saturday night segment against Trump supporters, Lemon and guests Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker hilariously insisted Wednesday that the media are not a political party, “not at war” with the Trump administration, and journalists “apologize” when they get stories “wrong.” Oh, and in the words of Rucker, President Trump exhibits “authoritarian impulses.”
CNN commentator Joe Lockhart spouted the conspiracy theory that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo possibly could have allowed "a Benghazi" against Marie Yovanovitch, who at the time was the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.
As NewsBusters executive editor Tim Graham recently reported, CNN’s Erin Burnett conducted a sit-down interview with Iranian ambassador to the U.N., Majid Takht Ravanchi on Friday where she treated him to some slow-pitch softball questions. The network took a complete 180 on Sunday when State of the Union host Jake Tapper unloaded on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by grilling him on the airstrike that killed Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani, and acting skeptical about the need to take out the terrorist.
The front-page lead story of the New York Times National Edition prominently framed conspiratorial Democratic doubts after the killing of Iranian terrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani, responsible for the death of hundreds of American soldiers in Iraq, was killed by an American drone strike at Baghdad airport ordered by President Trump. That wasn’t quite the paper’s spin. Over the banner headline “Trump Warns Iran As Ayatollah Vows Revenge,” the lead-story headline didn’t emphasize the death of a terrorist but emphasized Democratic doubts and economic fears: “Democrats Question Timing of Strike as Oil Prices Surge and the Stock Market Tumbles.”
In the aftermath of the strike that took out Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps top general Qasem Soleimani on Friday, MSNBC's Ayman Mohyeldin managed to question the legality of the strike, portray Soleimani has a "complicated" man, and to question the government's assessment of the threat he posed.
During a CNN New Day discussion of the pending Senate impeachment trial on New Year's Eve, substitute host Poppy Harlow managed to work in a snide Merrick Garland shot at Mitch McConnell.