As we’ve mentioned before, we’ve been restrained in this Coronavirus period with home confinement, family pressures and challenges from adding to your mailboxes. Every once in a while, though, we like to share some thoughts as events unfold. Today is one such day.
Let’s start with the NYT and MSM beginning to write a dialogue and history of the virus with Trump at fault.
– First of all the blame lies almost solely with China. The virus began there. They failed to inform the world. China did not act like a global citizen – period.
– Second, the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) failed. It is their role to monitor the world and be ahead of issues. They failed.
– Third, the NYT and MSM, along with some left leaning politicians, called the President a racist and suffering from xenophobia for closing the border to China on January 29th.
Let’s be clear here.
You can’t call him those names then, and now say he was late to the party. That just shows your bias and lack of accountability. (In fact, who does hold the media to accountability?)
The only other country that claims they closed the border earlier is North Korea. Italy was next on January 31.
So if we were too slow what was the press? MSM? Democrats? Other world leaders? The W.H.O.?
Next they asked Dr. Fauci yesterday if we had acted earlier would that have helped. Can anyone tell me, in any instance, if you knew what you know after the fact that you wouldn’t have made different decisions? Would the world have treated Hitler different?
They took the Dr.’s answer out of context and misrepresented it, and that is deplorable.
They love Dr. Fauci in large part because he often seems at odds with the President. Fauci has one role, the President another. They will often have different outlooks based upon their roles.
A week before the President closed the border to China here’s what Fauci said: “….. this is not a major threat to the people of the United States and this is not something that the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.“
In fact, Dr Fauci, in late Febrauary, was still saying this wasn’t a big threat to the U.S.:
On February 17, when coronavirus cases were starting to appear all over the world, he once again reassured the American public that the danger in this country was, quote, “just minuscule.” He said people ought to worry more about the “real and present danger” of the annual flu.
Now this is not to crticize the good Doctor, but to point how off base the media is with their charges.
By the way, Dr. Fauci finally got to the point in March where he said the Coronavirus was ten times more deadly then the flu and could result in “500,000” deaths.
Want more? The new MSM and Democratic hero is Andrew Cuomo. Well where was he on this? Let’s just look at March, five weeks after the border closing.
As the first case was reported in NY on March 1:
“There is no cause for surprise — this was expected. As I said from the beginning, it was a matter of when, not if there would be a positive case of novel coronavirus in New York.” He assured New Yorkers that the general risk in the state “remains low.” That’s March 1st.
In fact Mayor DeBlasio of NYC on the Morning Joe show March 10th said:
“For the vast majority of New Yorkers, life is going on pretty normally right now. We want to encourage that.” He added that there was a “misperception that the disease hangs in the air waiting to catch you. No, it takes direct person-to-person contact.”
Then he pledged to keep schools open, even if someone at any given school was found to have contracted the disease, saying that they would take a day to isolate the sick and clean the school before getting it back up and running. “If you’re under 50 and you’re healthy, which is most New Yorkers, there’s very little threat here.”
Have you heard the MSM say anything negative about these two? Why is it just the President failed?
How about Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House. On February 24th she was in Chinatown in SF. She said:
“That’s what we’re trying to do today is to say everything is fine here, come because precautions have been taken. The city is on top of the situation.” Really? It’s been on lock down now going on month two.
Chuck Schumer? Well here’s his tweet from February 5th:
“The premature travel ban to and from China by the administration is just an excuse to further his ongoing war against immigrants.”
Now Chuck has all the answers on what we should have done.
We could go on (think Adam Schiff doing an investigation now of this). Wait, Schiff is the head of The Intelligence Committee. Why didn’t he speak up? Oh, no information was available I guess, and he was managing an impeachment at the time.
You get the idea, but the left, friends from the press like the NYT, and cable will do all they can to blame the President and never mention any of the above. That is wrong.
Now we can argue the President, CDC, Intelligence Committees etc, should have acted sooner and in post evaluation that would be logical. But you can’t be selective and have credibility. You can’t forget the origin of it and how China failed to be a good world citizen.
This is sort of like the phrase they ingrained “Bush lied, people died,” a reference to the Iraq war vote. Really? Well when Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton voted with Bush on the war, did they lie? Do people know that?
So that’s what’s on our mind today. As events unfold we’ll be back with more. In the meantime stay safe and our best to you and your families.