The Death of the Media
Our failed political press continues to be manipulated by Lord Damp Nut (I’m not singling out Karen Travers, just embedding; she was only one of many):
The tone at this White House coronavirus task force briefing feels different than all prior COVID-19 briefings: grave, sober, grim, realistic.
Trump: "I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead. We're gonna go through a very tough two weeks."
— Karen Travers (@karentravers) March 31, 2020
Any time Prznint Stupid fails to fling pooh at his Burn the Reichstag MAGA Rallies™, they shower him with praise. Please recall that a couple of weeks ago he declared himself to be a War President, and press praised him and a week later he said he wanted butts in pews by Easter. He makes our failed political press look like dancing monkeys, and I guess they are.
There is no pivot; Comrade Stupid is what he is. There will be a tweet, there always is, showing that no matter how much you want him to be presidential, he will always be Prznint Stupid.
I continue to plead: don’t cover these things live. It is not automatically news every time Lord Damp Nut opens his gob. Record what he says, discern if there is any news value, fact check it, and then report the results. The take-away on some days might be positive (“He lied less than usual!”) and you won’t look like tools.