The guardians of all that is truthful in the mainstream press made a mockery out of themselves again on Thursday.
“Two years into his presidency and Donald Trump still doesn’t use computers,” Slate said in Tweet, attaching a hard-hitting.
The was only one problem. The Slate thumbnail photo literally shows Trump sitting in front of a laptop.
Click into the article, and it gets even better.
“As New York Times White House reporter Maggie Haberman reminded us via Twitter, actually, Trump does not use a computer at all, meaning a staffer must have Googled on his behalf,” said Slate writer Heather Schwedel.
He doesn’t use a computer. Someone is doing the googling but not him. https://t.co/8QAdK7s69t
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 28, 2018
“Someone is doing the googling but not [Trump],” Haberman said in the Tweet, offering no proof to support her claim. How’s that for getting to the bottom of the story?
“ABC News reporter Tara Palmeri, who also covers the White House, further explained that Trump sometimes reads on an iPad, which he refers to as ‘the flat one,'” said the Slate piece.
sometimes Trump reads things on a iPad that he calls "the flat one" https://t.co/ZnbWRRSXY4
— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) August 28, 2018
Slate claims that “Haberman and Palmeri are well-positioned to be privy to these sorts of details,” because they are White House reporters. That is obvious nonsense. White House reporters report on the White House, they do not follow the President around 24/7.
But then Schwedel wrapped up her analysis with another brilliant point.
“(As an aside, ‘the flat one’ is a pretty funny thing to call a tablet, evoking a high-low mix of a snobby type of coffee drink called ‘the flat white’ and ‘Suck my fat one,’ a decidedly not-snobby insult. The flat one! He really does have a way with words.),” she wrote.
That’s it #MAGA movement. Time to pack it up and go home. Slate has finally put the nail in Trump’s coffin. Their claim that he Trump does not use computers is certainly and impeachable offense, and likely to lose him the support of all of his base.
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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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