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The media is rooting against the president but are also exposed by what they fail to report about our country.
Over at partner outlet PJ Media our ally Glenn Reynolds posted a great quick hit on his Instapundit blog. It was a rundown of things that we as a nation have been doing in the face of this viral crisis. I will link to it below, but first, a bit of perspective is offered as a way to underscore the behavior we have been witnessing in the media.
The press in this country has been on a remarkable and despicable agenda since this viral outbreak has affected the country. It has been clear the media is cheering on the calamity, desirous of the chance to bring criticism and scorn down upon President Trump. We have covered numerous times how the press has been intent on only underscoring the negatives and never reporting objectively on the efforts being made to address this crisis.
Just a couple of the recent examples that have reared up in the past day or so display the effort being made. It would be shameful, were these figures capable of such an emotion. Take this one from Rebecca Ballhaus, White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
Trump has told people he wants his signature to appear on the direct payment checks that will go out to many Americans. Normally, a civil servant—the disbursing officer for the payment center—would sign federal checks. @AndrewRestuccia scoop: https://t.co/7ZE1n8rceB
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) March 28, 2020
This completely unattributed report is just the latest example of a smear delivered by the D.C. press corps without any validity attached to it. This is essentially a worthless report, but it is delivered with solemnity, as if this were an assured fact. If Rebecca went with ”Sources we know who have spoken some in the WH speculate on what they overheard from those with knowledge of conversations that have taken place…”, it would be no less ridiculous.
Next, we have Chris Hayes, of MSNBC, who has been a regular source of hysterical details that seem to be completely untethered from facts. That he has been rooting against any level of success by President Trump is now undebatable. His latest is truly a new low.
I mean the president all but told sick people in Michigan to drop dead because their lady governor is too mouthy.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 27, 2020
He is referring to Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. He is referring to comments made by President Trump in reference to Whitmer which were less than glowing, hinting at her performance as a cause of concern and leading to some of his decisions. What Hayes does NOT describe is Whitmer being antagonistic to the administration for weeks, and also being incapable of properly filling documents to request FEMA relief for her state.
Those would be details a journalist could find, via research. Those would also be details that would inconveniently disrupt a narrative of President Trump being entirely to blame for all negatives. Which takes us to the Instapundit post. It is a rundown of a number of items that we have seen taking place across this country. Just a sample of entries are here —
Restaurants and schools have said, “we’ve got kitchens and staff; we can feed the poor kids who used have school lunch.”
NBA basketball players have said, “Hold our basketballs while we write checks to pay the arena staff.”
Construction companies are saying, “Here are some high-end masks for medical staff and doctors”.
Distilleries are making sanitizer out of distilling “heads and tails” which are normally discarded. Nasty shit to drink, but effective sanitizer.
People are tipping grocery check-out clerks and thanking them for taking the risk.
Take a look over the whole list and ask yourself a couple of questions. 1. How many of these stories have you seen reported in the mainstream press cycles? 2. If actually reported, were they given the same enthusiastic coverage as all of the purportedly bad news? Last question —
3. Why is the media behaving like that?
I believe most know the answer to this one, clearly.