America’s largest news outlets will be reducing coverage of President Donald Trump’s Wuhan Virus press briefings.
Although such a move has sparked tons of internal debate. Lloyd Grove of the Daily Beast notes that “On the one hand, their ratings have never been higher, and viewers’ appetites for the live sessions have shown no signs of dwindling.”
He also pointed out that “journalists and executives at MSNBC, CNN, and the often Trump-friendly Fox News—which scored an impressive 6.2 million viewers for Sunday’s installment of the Trump show, according to Nielsen—are increasingly facing the likelihood that they are becoming an uncritical and unvetted transmission belt for propaganda and misinformation. ”
Despite complaints from producers and journalists throughout the week, the bigwigs at MSNBC, CNN, and Fox News decided to air Trump’s press briefings on March 26, 2020;
Several establishment journalists have been critical of the press briefings and believe that they are becoming conduits for misinformation.
“These White House sessions—ostensibly meant to give the public critical and truthful information about this frightening crisis—are in fact working against that end,” sustained Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan. “Rather, they have become a daily stage for Trump to play his greatest hits to captive audience members. They come in search of life-or-death information, but here’s what they get from him instead: Self-aggrandizement… Media-bashing… Exaggeration and outright lies.”
Some of MSNBC’s leading anchors have already made the case for not airing Trump’s briefings.
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough made a tweet during Trump’s briefing on March 23, 2020 saying that there was “no public benefit to this briefing,” and urged the cable news networks should “cut away.” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, the network’s leading commentator, also called for news networks to stop carrying Trump’s statements live on multiple occasions. She said that the president’s daily comments help spread misinformation.
“If it were up to me, and it’s not, I would stop putting those briefings on live TV,” Maddow said earlier this week on her show. “Not out of spite, but because it’s misinformation. If the president does end up saying anything true, you can run it as tape. But if he keeps lying like he has been every day on stuff this important, we should, all of us should stop broadcasting it. Honestly, it’s going to cost lives.”
An NBC News insider apparently said that the White House briefings should not be ignored but should be covered and aired instead. The caveat is that they receive journalistic vetting and fact checking.
“I completely get the criticism of the performance,” the NBC insider said. “But let’s remember that the White House press corps absolutely torched the Trump White House for eliminating the daily briefings. Now there’s a high-profile daily press briefing that often includes the president and vice president, so you can’t have it both ways.”
The NBC News insider believes that Trump should be held accountable for spreading misinformation and added: “I think the best way to handle the president in the briefing is that you handle the president like you handle the virus. He has to be contained and quarantined and his falsehoods have to be scrubbed so that they don’t rub off on you.”
. Trump’s press briefings have triggered the media so hard that they are now willing to cut away from the briefings “when newsworthy facts and figures—usually shared by federal public-health officials such as Dr. Anthony Fauci—give way to unsupported presidential speculation and outright falsehoods.”
“We might take it from the top and then cut away after the first lie, and return when the lies stop,” remarked one cable-network producer.
“Sunday was like open-mic night,” an MSNBC staffer remarked. The Daily Beast, adding that Trump might still be reaping the political benefits from this crisis and seeing his approval ratings rise for his leadership during the pandemic because “people want to believe he’s got this. So they crawl toward the mirage, and when they realize it’s a mirage, they eat the sand.”
“They’re so full of misinformation. Someone has already died from it,” a different MSNBC insider asserted, referencing the story of an Arizona man who took fish-tank solvent, chloroquine with phosphate, after hearing Trump praise that key ingredient in its prescription-drug form during one of his press conferences.
On Monday, both CNN and MSNBC cut coverage from Trump’s briefing after an hour, while the Fox News Channel continued airing it until the end.
“Of course they did,” a CNN employee mockingly commented. “And yesterday [Tuesday] they produced a propaganda show”—a reference to the Fox News town hall with Trump in which anchor Bill Hemmer, with the president in the White House Rose Garden, and Harris Faulkner in her makeshift home studio, asked him a series of softball questions.
Instead of doing their jobs, the mainstream media would rather cover events that fit their narratives just to spite Trump.
It’s no surprise why people are tuning out from their shows in record numbers.
Globalist Oligarch George Soros Drops $50 Million Into 2020 Election
The Free Beacon reported that George Soros has pitched in $50 million to Democrats’ PACs and campaigns in the 2020 election cycle.
These contributions represent a record amount of financial support for the billionaire oligarch.
In the 2020 cycle, Soros stepped up his political spending through the Democracy PAC, which he established in 2019 to dump large sums of money into other leftist organizations.
According to new filings to the Federal Election Commission, the PAC donated nearly $17 million last quarter, which brought its total spending for this cycle to $48 million. Soros donated $4 million directly to Democrat campaigns and committees without first funneling the money into his PAC.
The $52 million cash injection is over twice the amount that Soros donated in the 2016 presidential election cycle — $22 million.
Ironically enough, Democrat candidates who have benefited from Soros’ generous candidates have lamented about the influence of money in politics. According to Joe Biden’s government reform plan, he vows to “reduce the corrupting influence of money in politics.” Biden’s website says, “We could improve our politics overnight if we flushed big money from the system and had public financing of our elections…. Democracy works best when a big bank account or a large donor list are not prerequisites for office.”
The Right has criticized Democrat hypocrisy regarded money in politics, while many Democrats still receive Soros money. “While Democrats across the country sanctimoniously rail against the influence of dark money in politics, their party’s largest donors are bankrolling a massive web of liberal organizations to get them elected,” a GOP operative said to the Washington Free Beacon early in July. “George Soros’s unprecedented spending further highlights just how dependent Democrats are on contributions from billionaires, despite their hypocritical rhetoric.”
Soros pitched in $500,000 to the Biden Victory Fund, which has already pulled in $83 million for this cycle.
In 2020, Soros is starting to become sneakier with his electoral spending Previously, he donated to groups directly under his name. Now, he is transferring tens of millions from the Fund for Policy Reform, a nonprofit with a budget of $750 within his vast Open Society Foundation network, into Democracy PAC. From there, the PAC donates it to other Democrat PACs and committees.
Soros views this election cycle as a crucial moment in American history. During a speech at the World Economic Forum earlier this year, the octogenarian billionaire declared that the “fate of the world” is at stake and called Trump a “con man” and “authoritarian” who is “willing to sacrifice the national interests for his personal interests.”
Soros is one of the most prolific globalist oligarchs in the world. His support comes in handy for the Left, which is constantly in need of funds to promote their identity politics causes and other projects such as radical gun control.
This will not be the last time we will hear about Soros.
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