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Jake Tapper attends Politicon at The Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Invision/AP)

It’s pretty sad that media seems to want the Wuhan coronavirus to be worse than it is.

They seriously seem to want it to adversely impact areas that are opening up as though to shame the areas they pick out (usually red areas) as bad and wanting to kill Grandma.

But funny how the areas and the virus are not cooperating with the media. So much so that media, including folks like CNN’s Jake Tapper have to make up some nonsense to stoke narrative.

But there are a few problems with this narrative.

Then Jake admits he really doesn’t know, despite what he tweeted as a “fact” above.

Then looking at the broader picture, Tapper’s bigger point is also fails.

It’s also true that testing has increased. So it’s the percentage of positives of overall tests going up that is the question, not just the positives.

But remember, media just keeps extending the thought, that surge of new cases is going to come, just wait two more weeks, and two more weeks and two more weeks, until you get to Florida and we’re at eight weeks now, as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said so eloquently.

Meanwhile we’re still waiting for CNN’s in depth coverage of the nursing home scandal in New York with thousands of deaths and an actual cover-up with an admitted manipulation of the numbers to reduce them. When can we expect that to come? How about when will Chris Cuomo ask his brother any question at all about the deaths or his part in them? CNN hasn’t asked one question since March 10 about the nursing home deaths in New York.

Guessing actual deaths and a real cover-up involving a Democratic governor just isn’t what they want to cover.

How about covering the obvious: that there are more deaths in blue states than in red states and looking at the problematic reasons why that is? Thinking we won’t hear any focus from CNN on that anytime soon.

HT: Twitchy