CNN misidentified the state of Michigan as Minnesota in a graphic highlighting state reopening polices on Friday.
The embarrassing gaffe was quickly swept under the rug, and doesn’t appear the liberal mainstream media network is going to issue a correction.
The graphic was designed to highlight states that are reopening some businesses within the coming week. Michigan is allowing some businesses such as gyms to reopen, whereas Minnesota is yet to implement an official reopening plan.
CNN may cause considerable confusion for Minnesota residents, who may be led to believe their state is actually reopening.
In yet another embarrassment for the corporate news network, CNN’s operatives were moved to the back row of Friday’s presidential press briefings. The journalists lodged a complaint with the White House Correspondent’s Association, and are refusing to comply with White House policy by moving to the back row.
NEW: The White House has told the print pooler to switch seats with CNN in the press briefing room–moving the network to the back row.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) April 24, 2020
From the looks of it, CNN should focus on educating their graphics department on the geography of the midwestern United States instead of plotting more puerile stunts at the daily White House press briefings. Minnesota is two states away from Michigan, and they don’t look remotely alike geographically.
Someone in CNN’s graphic departments has egg on their face right now.
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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