A look at the coverage by Fox News and the Wheeling Intelligencer
If you follow any national news, you’re probably aware of the growing scandal involving Florida congressman, Matt Gaetz. Here is how these “fair and balanced” news sources have covered this story.
From Business Insider, here is the extent of Fox’s coverage:
On Tuesday night, The New York Times broke . . .
Racism, Sharia Law, and Trumpy Bears
Not much subtlety here
The “suburban housewife” will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge! @foxandfriends @MariaBartiromo— Donald J. Trump . . .
Despite optimism from Trump, his supporters, and certain clueless media, schools are facing problems
The numbers are not good
Here’s the headline at CNN, earlier today:
97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in 2 weeks as more schools plan to reopen
Fox News reacts
And here is a Fox news personality who apparently gets her coronavirus info on the spread of the virus from Ogden Newspapers:. . .
Some tweets you may find interesting on a late Spring day
None dare call it plagiarism
Okay, let's just call it an interesting parphrase of Neville Chamberlain. Historian Jack Pitney on yesterday's address by the president at West Point:
Trump: "It is not the duty of our military to solve ancient conflicts in faraway lands, that no one has ever heard of." His writers plagiarized . . .
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Imagine where we'd be right now if John McCain didn't have the courage to deny Mitch McConnell his dream of killing the Affordable Care Act with nothing to replace it.— Amy McGrath (@AmyMcGrathKY) April 3, 2020
Imagine millions more without health insurance during a devastating global pandemic.https://t.co/1OXOm4eUxL
But not on Trump
President Trump has recently shifted from ignoring, denying, and calling the coronavirus a Democratic plot to admitting that there is a problem. (But it's not his fault!) This quick video summarizes this change:
This is a great reminder of how Trump lied about and ignored a clear and present danger to his fellow Americans: . . .
This morning's news from Fox and others
This is how Fox's "straight news" website is covering coronavirus:— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 28, 2020
* It's not the main story
* The primary story on it is about Trump attacking Dems
* Tiny headline that notes Dow is down more than 900 points pic.twitter.com/DTY5o3G9s7