As Twitchy has reported, the Daily Mail announced just a day ago that President Trump was finally doing something about the coronavirus, even though the CDC had established a coronavirus incident management system in early January, two days before China even announced the outbreak. And when President Trump introduced his coronavirus task force, CNN complained about the lack of diversity, especially with the 2020 election looming.
And after President Trump announced a halt to flights from Europe Wednesday night in a national address, the media freaked out that he’d called COVID-19 a “foreign virus” and complained that his language smacked of xenophobia.
So where does one turn for good, solid, bias-free information about the coronavirus, Megyn Kelly asked:
I’m so frustrated right now … that we can’t trust the media to tell us the truth without inflaming it to hurt Trump … that Trump has misled so many times we no longer know when to trust his word … that even I as a journalist am not sure where to turn for real info on COVID.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 12, 2020
Rep. Kevin McCarthy tweeted a link to the CDC’s website, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded he take it down and apologize because he called it “the Chinese coronavirus.”
HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen assures us that any mainstream media outlet can be trusted for good, solid information, though.
The media. You can trust the media. Literally any mainstream outlet will give you good, solid information you can take to the bank. https://t.co/54oJdWUPGQ
— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) March 12, 2020
— Bongino Report (@BonginoReport) March 12, 2020
She believes the media. pic.twitter.com/yAON897hid
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) March 12, 2020
HuffPost has certainly kept us up-to-date on the latest late-night monologues about the coronavirus from Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah.
Symptoms include “uncontrollable bulls**tting." https://t.co/shb5RXZFEf
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 7, 2020
You can trust HuffPost for recaps of comedy skits you missed because you fell asleep.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 12, 2020
My daughter, living in Daegu, South Korea, has been appalled by western media. We now get all of the virus info from Korea media.
She is outraged by US media coverage and adamantly believes they should be criminally charged for terrorizing US citizens about the virus.
— Deb (@esqlegaleagle) March 12, 2020
Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation (abuse) in which a person seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, & sanity.
See: Dem Propaganda & MSMhttps://t.co/ryJAriUA6f
— NewOrleanIan? (@IanMolony) March 12, 2020
You must live on a different planet than the rest of us who are sick and tired of #FakeNews it's time for their reign of propaganda and fear-porn to come to its fatal end.
— Justice in 2019 (@JamieWilkison) March 12, 2020
The media are lying pigs who would see every American dead if it meant their ideology won out.
— Girl_Grimly (@ed_grimly) March 12, 2020
My God! You're serious, aren't you?
Be glad if every hack like yourself isn't rounded up & exiled to Anthrax Island after this is over.
— Boris_Badenoff (@Boris_Badenoff) March 12, 2020
Either you’re dumb as a rock or you think everyone else is
— mR. bRyCaStIc (@BryGuy59er) March 12, 2020
Are you joking?
— Yankee (@CRTM63) March 12, 2020
Are you serious??? Smh…
— Cindy Somer???? (@cindy_csomer37) March 12, 2020
I laughed way too hard at this ???
Have you been a coma for the past few years?#EnemyOfThePeople
— Amy (@GooseGanderMom) March 12, 2020
Wow, you have a great sense of humor! Hilarious! pic.twitter.com/qmbfaFMqsR
— Frank Hart (@FrankHartII) March 12, 2020
This is such an inane assertion, I can't even wisecrack about it. https://t.co/ge0rPTAEBw
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) March 12, 2020
— May Thewords (@MayThewords) March 12, 2020
Did you actually type that with a straight face?
— Thankful4USA (@Thankful4Usa) March 12, 2020
— Laszlo Toth (@LaszloT55122469) March 12, 2020
— ❌JJ Gunz-n-Gearz❌ (@JJ5840) March 12, 2020
What sinkhole have you spent the last 10-12 years in?
— lateblum (@lateblum) March 12, 2020
— Tommy Rotten (@TommyRotten4) March 12, 2020
You must be joking.
— M3thods (@M2Madness) March 12, 2020
No way. Almost all the media are lying, propaganda machines designed to rip this country apart.
You are either lying or a damn fool.
— JillThePill2U ⭐⭐⭐?? (@PillyJill) March 12, 2020
We wonder if Polgreen counts Fox News as a mainstream media outlet, because Brian Stelter is having a fit over their coverage.
WTG MEDIA! Story of elderly couple AFRAID to go into grocery store because of the coronavirus will absolutely infuriate you https://t.co/Y9aYIM4mXI
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 12, 2020