In this March 30, 2018, photo, a shopper pushes a cart as he walks through a 7FRESH grocery store operated by Chinese e-commerce retailer JD.com in Beijing, China. The Chinese e-commerce billionaire who faces a possible rape accusation in Minneapolis built his business by promising honesty in a market plagued by fraud and fakes. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
The press sure has changed its tune.
Not long ago, they were accusing the President of xenophobia and racism over his China travel ban.
Now, they’ve head-scratchingly flipped.
Presently, it seems the media’s dogmatically committed to the notion that Trump failed to do enough early on.
OMG, the NY times, which attacked Trump's ban on travel from China as racist, xenophobic and unnecessary, now has a front-page story attacking it for not being strict enough or imposed early enough! Shameless, brain dead partisanship. https://t.co/zqkuE9eUT6
— Dennis Saffran (@dennisjsaffran) April 5, 2020
And to hear them tell it, he’s still coming up short.
Along the lines of insufficient action, during the Commander-in-Chief’s coronavirus briefing Sunday, a reporter appeared to try and sock it to him.
Here’s what the guy asked:
“Obviously, we know anyone can spread the disease. Right? Unwittingly. So, why even have a few businesses open? Why not just shut everything down?”
Video: As many people have already pointed out on here, a reporter actually asked Trump about shutting down essential businesses like grocery stores. Seriously.
Here that was. pic.twitter.com/Eg4uJ9v52G
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 6, 2020
“There are grocery stores that are open, fast food places. Why even take a little chance? Just shut it all down…temporarily.”
Does that guy’s maid do all the shopping?
How would people get things they need? Like toilet paper…and food?
Good news: Without one, you don’t need the other.
Worse news: You don’t need the other ’cause you’re dead.
The Leader of the Free World sidestepped:
“We’ll answer that question later. All I can say is that right now, things are looking really good and opening up with a bang will be a great thing. And there’s nobody gonna be happier than me.”
Some viewers may have preferred a response more akin to something like this:
Back to the media’s different song as of late, I’d like to take this time to lament what “news” has become — because we’re not supposed to know what the press thinks. They’re supposed to only be reporting facts, not making their perspectives known.
But some seem unable to resist hammering the Republican president. If he’s cautious, he’s paranoid or hateful. Until he’s not cautious enough.
The same bias goes for many in Washington.
FRIDAY NEWS DUMP FROM THE JOE BIDEN CAMPAIGN
CNN: "Biden campaign says he backs Trump's China travel ban"
When President Trump initially instituted the ban, Biden was calling Trump "xenophobic."
Biden was politicizing the pandemic back in January. https://t.co/XQ6prsdQoY
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 3, 2020
Pelosi, touring San Fran’s Chinatown Feb. 24: “We do want to say to people, come to Chinatown, here we are … come join us” pic.twitter.com/0FEOq9t4VM
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 29, 2020
Speaking of, AOC recently condemned The Donald for “conveying an epic level of negligence” amid a crisis.
Here she is explaining — to a virtually interested Terrence K. Williams:
— Joe Fitzgerald (@JFitz6510) April 2, 2020
At least Terrence has a drink; they say dehydration is more dangerous than starvation.
If a certain reporter gets his way, we may all soon have to remember that.
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