Leftists believe they can profit politically from the Wuhan virus.
If they had their way, they would blame this virus on President Trump, and have American taxpayers pay China for the inconvenience of having elected the man.
Too bad for them. Donald Trump is their president, and he happens to rule the rest of the free and enslaved world. But that won’t stop Leftists from proving Trump is not a dictator.
Because a real dictator would shoot the lying skanks who continue to report fake news. A good example is New York Times reporter Julie Bosman.
Per NY Times “standards”, Bosman spread misinformation about President Trump and his response to the so-called crisis.
Her tweet alluded to the president abandoning states in their need for medical equipment:
— Julie Bosman (@juliebosman) March 16, 2020
Bosman intentionally omitted the rest of President Trump’s comment. In no way was Trump abandoning the states. He merely mentioned that Federal government bureaucracy could slow things down. The president admitted the Fed is not as efficient as the states in certain areas.
A few people noted the disingenuous accusation.
You’re unethical – you just proved it.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) March 16, 2020
Is there a reason you cut off the quote where you did?
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 16, 2020
Second half of the Trump quote: “We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.”@nytimes fake news bad even worse during pandemic.
— Kaye (@Liberty4Life73) March 16, 2020
This is another major example of the disinformation campaign the Trump Administration, the states, and medical professionals deal with as they try to face this crisis.
Sadly, mainstream media is polarized by politics. Thus, objective reporting is no longer priority. Instead, lies about the president seem to be the goal.
According to the New York Post:
With much of the country now under quarantine, the nation desperately needs reliable information about the coronavirus. Unfortunately, politics has infected much of the mainstream media’s coverage of the threat. Rather than taking their obligation to inform the public seriously, prestige outlets use each new development as a cudgel with which to beat President Trump.
On the heels of the president’s announcement of a sweeping travel ban from other countries and declaration of emergency, a Sunday CNN chyron read: “Trump on Coronavirus: From ‘Hoax’ to National Emergency.”
The trouble is that Trump never called the coronavirus a “hoax” — this is an inaccurate and misleading distortion of what he has said, created and propagated by major media. And CNN won’t stop repeating it.
On Feb. 28, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank tweeted out, “Remember this moment: Trump, in South Carolina, just called the coronavirus a ‘hoax.’ ” The tweet has since been “liked” more than 162,000 times. Milbank subsequently wrote a column repeating the claim.
But anyone watching Trump’s rally in the Palmetto State that day knows this wasn’t what Trump said. “Trump said that when he used the word ‘hoax,’ he was referring to Democrats finding fault with his administration’s response to coronavirus, not the virus itself,” noted FactCheck.org, which generally leans left. Milbank was forced to update his column, noting “Trump said Saturday the ‘hoax’ referred to [was] Democrats’ pinning blame for the virus” on him.
Milbank’s misleading tweet is still up, however, shamelessly uncorrected.
Do a quick scan of social media, and the talking point that Trump called the coronavirus a hoax is still being spread far and wide, more than two weeks later. In fact, Joe Biden cut an ad this week repeating the false claim, prompting The Washington Post’s factchecker to slap the ex-veep with four Pinocchios for the ad. And Biden is the third Democratic candidate to make this “hoax” claim after dropouts Mike Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg.
There’s simply no excuse for CNN to still be repeating a false claim that happens to be a Democratic talking point. And this is just one example from a mountain of similar distortions; politically loaded errors have been a prominent feature of coronavirus coverage.
It’s a damn shame that families like mine are trying to figure out where to get bread and milk. And instead of giving us information we can trust, we have to go into fact-check mode every time we turn on the TV. Forget baseball. Sorting fact from fiction is now the national pass-time.