As an old law enforcement officer used to say: “When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around.” And if you’re a journalist, what’s still around right now is an unreasoning hatred of Donald Trump.
His supporters don’t like hearing it, but I didn’t vote for Trump, I dislike him personally, and I have some serious problems with how he’s handling the response to the coronavirus. I don’t keep reminding them of these things to hurt their feelings, although that’s a nice perk. I’m not “virtue signaling,” whatever that even means anymore. I don’t care what Trump’s biggest fans or his most fervent enemies think of me. I’m merely reminding them all that even an outside observer can get sick of the media’s unrelenting bias.
“Unacast, which tracks movements via cellphone location data, has created a social distancing scoreboard, grading states on the extent to which residents are staying apart. Fourteen states got C’s, another 14 got D’s and one, Wyoming, got an F.”
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) April 3, 2020
The Trump administration’s decision to let states chart their own responses to the coronavirus crisis rather than impose a national strategy will cost thousands of lives and is likely to result in an open-ended outbreak rolling across the country, a dozen public health experts told NBC News.
The only way to win what President Donald Trump has called a war against an “invisible enemy” is to establish a unified federal command, the experts insist — something Trump has yet to do…
Unacast, which tracks the movements of vast numbers of people via cellphone location data, has created a social distancing scoreboard, grading states on the extent to which residents are staying apart, based on changes from previous movement patterns. Fourteen states got C’s, another 14 got D’s and one, Wyoming, got an F.
Well, that makes sense. All those people bunched up together in big cities, walking past each other everywhere, crowding restaurants and bars, taking public transportation, spreading the virus all over the place. Right there in… um… Wyoming, you say?
This is, of course, moronic. Living in Wyoming is the definition of social distancing. It’s a place where you need to drive 50 miles just to get a Snickers bar. If anybody gets through this mess, it’ll be places like Wyoming. Any competent grader would give the state an A+++, not an F.
Anybody who gives the matter even a moment’s thought realizes this. But “giving it a moment’s thought” isn’t the media’s business and never will be. Guys like Ken Dilanian don’t get paid to think. They get paid not to.
But hey… I’m no “expert.”
Of course, the smartest fellers on the planet are taking the bait:
How often must this terrible reality be documented before the inept Trump administration and its empty-headed reality show “leader” wake up and get moving????https://t.co/ddU6nKgM3G
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) April 3, 2020
“Rule us, Orange Hitler!”
Every time the federal government fails, which is what it does best, “experts” tell us the solution is… more government. They’ve spent three years calling Trump a fascist dictator, and now they’re begging him to seize as much power as he can. Right now their only area of expertise is panic.
They don’t care about you. You’re expendable. And if you’re not dependent on them, if you can live your life with as little interference from them as possible, they resent it. Thus, the bizarre, idiotic assertion that Wyoming ranchers are the ones spreading this virus.
I’m almost gonna miss the “news” when it finally goes away.