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US outbreaks may be too far along for the South Korea model to work. The only thing left is the China model. It’s the only known success at subduing a full-blown epidemic. Instead of working with Beijing on finding lessons, the US is scapegoating China to deflect political blame.
— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) March 30, 2020
Again I ask: why are news outlets reporting headlines like this with seeming credulity. https://t.co/4ewjcLOFkV
— Jeff B, fightin' the COVID one bootleg at a time (@EsotericCD) March 30, 2020
I guess the media is going to keep reporting China's miraculous curing of coronavirus as if it's true and not absolute horsepropaganda. 🤡🖕 https://t.co/J4pUSSuI66
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— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) March 30, 2020
It’s funny, because yesterday at a White House press briefing, the mainstream media went ballistic after President Trump had this exchange with Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS:
— Diana Moller (@DianaEMoller) March 31, 2020
For the next 24 hours, it’s all mainstream pundits could tweet about; their love for their victimized colleague. Give me a break. While millions of Americans are out driving trucks, working our grocery stores and working on the front lines of ERs and ICUs around the country, the media still can’t help but make themselves the victims.
Why is it President Trump may feel “testy?” Well, scroll up. While we’ve been battling this virus, the American media has been running cover for those responsible for it, the Chinese government. They’ve been running cover for those who enabled the coverup, the World Health Organization (WHO). They’ve been pretending both entities are rational and honest actors, and then wonder why the President slams them so hard, to the sound of millions of Americans cheering.
The level of tone-deaf is so utterly remarkable I’m starting to wonder if it’s intentional. Are they trying to bottom-out their approval ratings?
I am now a proud owner of this sweatshirt
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) March 31, 2020