As a lifelong journalist (and past president of the Texas Press Association), I was stunned by that ridiculous question. Question: does a reporter asking such an absurd Q deserve a seat in the WH Press Corp? No! Disgusting!!
— Chris Barbee (@cfbarbee) April 27, 2020
DailyCaller.com reports that
New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi asked President Donald Trump whether he deserved re-election if more Americans die of coronavirus than in the Vietnam War.
Nuzzi asked the question during Monday afternoon’s Coronavirus Task Force briefing.
“If an American president loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War, does he deserve to be re-elected?” Nuzzi asked.
Trump didn’t answer the question directly, instead choosing to highlight the steps his administration had taken to mitigate the spread of coronavirus.
“We’ve lost a lot of people. But if you look at what original projections were, 2.2 million, we’re probably heading to 60,000, 70,000,” he said. “It’s far too many. One person is too many for this. I think we’ve made a lot of really good decisions.”
Trump mentioned his initial ban on travel from China and touted Vice President Mike Pence’s efforts in leading the task force on a day to day basis. He then noted that no one was asking about ventilators anymore, now that a shortage of ventilators doesn’t appear to be the problem many expected it to be.
“No, I think we’ve done a great job,” Trump concluded, repeating, “One person — I will say this. One person is too many.”
Nuzzi defended the question after the fact, saying, “If more than 50,000 Americans died over the course of a few weeks at any time in our history, it would be fair to ask the president if he deserves to be reelected. It wasn’t a gotcha question, it wasn’t designed to provoke, and I appreciate the fact that Trump took it seriously.”
Former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders once said, after being badgered by a “news reporter” from ABC. that the reporter and her colleagues have a “responsibility to provide accurate information” to the public.
“Responsibility”. Therein lies the rub.
Before the Chinese Coronavirus hit, the Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, had already been reduced to personal attacks against a sitting president.
They could not attack Trump on his Economic Policies, which had been very successful and which led to a record low unemployment rate for Black Americans.
They could not attack him on his Foreign Policy, especially after the fantastic way he handled the Iranians and the North Koreans.
So, they decided instead, to write fictional stories and attempt to give them believability and gravitas by claiming to have received the information for their stories from “anonymous sources”.
And, since those stories were being debunked almost as soon as they were posted, most Americans accurately surmised that the MSM’s “anonymous sources” were the voices inside their own over-sized heads.
The failure of the Dcmocrat-controlled MSM brought them to the point where all they had left was to attempt to upstage the president in his own press conferences, a practice which they have continued during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Main Stream Media decided before the beginning of Trump’s Presidency that in order to assuage their own hurt feelings about his victory over Hillary Clinton that they would adopt the strategy of publishing unsubstantiated lie after unsubstantiated lie.
The depth of their grief and the blind rage of their ensuing temper tantrum wiped out any vestiges of journalistic integrity that remained after decades of being the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party.
The situation became so obvious that even Bob Woodward, who wrote a “tell-all” book about the Trump White House (that bombed) eventually had to say something about it in order to distance himself in order to preserve his own “journalistic legacy”.
Trump has made the Media look tremendously naïve and stupid on several occasions, in scenes reminiscent of Lucy Van Pelt promising to hold the football for Charlie Brown to kick, only to pull it away at the last minute leaving a helpless Charlie Brown to wipe out, tumbling head over heels.
The Main Stream Media have not been in control of the dissemination of the news since before Trump took office…and they know it.
Average Americans have become their own reporters through the use of Social Media, while “professional journalists”, like Ms. Nuzzi, have watched their influence over the daily lives of Americans dwindle and diminish right before their very eyes.
Unfortunately though, the lies will just keep on coming from both the Democratic Party and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media.
Like the attention-seeking spoiled brats that they are, the Main Stream Media believe that they can get away with anything.
That is why grandstanding idiots like Olivia Nuzzi feel ’empowered” to show the entire world their backside and to be everything but professional during the Coronavirus Taskforce House Press Briefings, attacking President Trump with “Gotcha” questions while trying to embarrass him at every opportunity.
Grandstanding self-important unhinged Democratic Propagandists like Ms. Nuzzi are why Americans do not trust the Main Stream Media.
Americans are being battered every morning and night by Fake News about Trump and his Administration from not just the Cable News Networks, but the Big 3 Broadcast Networks as well and all of their local affiliates.
Americans want their news to be just that: Information about the events going on around them, delivered by unbiased professional reporters.
If Americans wanted Fake News, they would pick up the National Enquirer while waiting in line at the grocery store, instead of watching the news every morning before they leave for work..
If they want to see two guys yell nonsensically at each other, as they do on “Discussion Panels” on CNN and MSNBC, they will tune into the WWE’s “Monday Night Raw” or Friday Night’s “Smackdown Live”.
Americans are now living in a time when the Main Stream Media’s blatant propaganda is no longer believed at face value, as the evidence which refutes it is appearing in the live videos and photographs being shared on Facebook and other Social Media.
Average Americans are winning the war against the “New Fascism” of the Tyranny of the Minority by the sharing of information through Social Media.
Self-righteous Liberals, masquerading as Broadcast “Journalists”, like Nuzzi and the rest of the Main Stream Media, need to wake up and smell what they’re shoveling before their version of “Broadcast Journalism” goes the way of the dinosaurs…
…after the Americans who are still watching tune them out to watch cat videos on Facebook.
Until He Comes,