Why the media is failing, miserably, at covering the Corona Virus pandemic

The media gets a hard time from critics, and, usually rightfully so. They slant their coverage and spin everything into a left vs right debate, and yes, they take sides. And the side they take is almost always the side the left takes. Yes, Fox does it from the other side, and that bugs me too, so someone over there might shut Brian Kilmeade up. News, as it was, is dead. It is no longer about imparting information, it is a few headlines, followed by spinning talking heads, and for the most part they suck too. Seriously, can any of them make any original arguments rather than parroting the same worn out lines?

This virus though, the Chinese Virus, that originated in China, gave the media a great opportunity to amend for their failures. It was really a simple thing, just report the facts, and leave commentary out of it. But, no, they were not about to do that. Sure they report facts, but it is not their first, second, third, or even fourth priority. Facts might not even make the top ten. Take a peek at things the media has pushed far more than facts.

DOOM! PANIC! The media has done their best to cause panic for weeks now, Bold headlines dominate your TV screen, hacks, with agendas telling us this is worse than Ebola, the Spanish Flu, Cancer, and so on. Many of these are doctors, so they should be more measured in their time on TV. Some are anchors, no doubt hoping to further their careers, and some are just your garden variety nuts who just want to bash Trump.

RAAAAACISM! Anyone calling the Chinese Virus, that originated in China, the Chinese Virus is a RAAAAACIST! And they are causing Asian people allover America to be attacked. Do not expect one shred of evidence that such attacks are happening because facts are not part of the agenda. Feelings, not Facts!

The Chinese Bat Soup Flu has certainly clarified some of the blurred lines between what is important and what is frivolous garbage. Yet, in a time when millions of Americans are at risk of dying as a direct result of ChiCom conspiracies and the bizarre need of its serfs to eat any weird thing that crawls or slithers within reach of their chopsticks, our useless elite is fixated on making sure we don’t hurt the feelz of the very people who stuck us in this predicament.

TRUMP BAD! TRUMP IDIOT! TRUMP HATE SCIENCE! And, of course TRUMP RAAAACIST! Again, do not expect any actual proof of such spin. The media will bring on some leftist hack to ensure us Trump is a the worst person ever!

Swallowing then spreading Communist propaganda from China, where the Chinese Virus, that originated in China started. Anything to bash Trump!

The list goes on, and on, Mike McDaniel notes the bias

Whatever credibility they had left after more than three years of fake news in the service of the ongoing coup attempt is circling the drain, and they’ve only themselves to blame.  The more they attack President Trump during the current crisis, the more popular he becomes.

Exactly right. They are like addicts who will never accept they have a problem.

They are actually arguing that all media should refuse to carry President Trump’s regular pandemic briefings: These are the people who, for years, have complained that Trump is not holding regular press briefings.  Now that he is, they’re complaining because when they behave like self-important idiots, when they call him racist for presenting facts, when they try to stir up panic, he calmly puts them in their place

Addicts seeking that next fix. Rather than proving that Trump was wrong to call them fake news, they have proven him right. And serious stories? Ignored!

New York City is now the U.S. epicenter of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, with more than 8,000 cases and 60 deaths from the disease. The most shocking fact is how deeply the city’s school system is implicated in this outbreak. People need to go to prison for this:

One after another, sick Brooklyn Technical High School teachers called union chapter leader Nate Bonheimer last week, to tell him they’d tested positive for COVID-19.
By Friday, five of them had shared the devastating news. But after being notified about each one, the city Department of Education still ordered the 6,000-student school’s 350 staffers to show up for work last week, saying the building had been cleaned.
“The DOE did not close the school for any of the cases,” said Bonheimer, who worries that inaction exposed others to the dreaded infection.
The city failed to follow a March 9 directive by the state Education Department that “requires an initial 24-hour closure, in order to begin an investigation to determine the contacts that the individual may have had within the school environment.”
DOE did not attempt to identify close contacts, Bonheimer said. “They did not alert the people who needed to know the most to protect themselves, their families and everyone else they came into contact with.”
One infected teacher was so torn by the secrecy he took it upon himself to personally let all his students know his condition.
Around the city, teachers and administrators are outraged that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza resisted a drum beat to close the public schools in the name of safety. . . .
Some DOE employees believe de Blasio and Carranza deliberately kept the lid on the COVID-19 cases popping up, putting kids and families at risk.
“The blood is on their hands,” one said.
DOE staffers think the two city leaders tried to cover up the cases because they wanted to keep the 1.1-million-student system running despite increasing pressure to shut it down. Finally, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo about to do it, the mayor relented and closed the schools for students on March 16. . . .

The media had one job……………….



One thought on “Why the media is failing, miserably, at covering the Corona Virus pandemic”

  1. Don’t blame the MSM, it’s tough when you are taking your marching orders from a country on the other side of the world, then they get orders from the Democrat Party, and a billionaire communist named soros, whose stated purpose is overthrowing the USA.. They are bound to become confused.

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