Before getting to “Free Press,” we thought we’d leave this here for all of the people accusing President Trump of selling snake oil (and encouraging people to ingest fish tank solvent) by saying he has high hopes that hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin could be game-changers in the fight against COVID-19:
— New York Post (@nypost) April 2, 2020
Be careful! Someone might read this and put a deadly dose of clorox in their husband's gin and tonic, while taking a small dose themselves, and blame you. https://t.co/H9h07sfGIJ
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 2, 2020
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 2, 2020
We put that first because a far-left organization called “Free Press” is petitioning the FCC to censor Trump’s press briefings and actually is using the fish-tank cleaner guy as an example in its case.
Far-Left Media Group Asks FCC To Censor Trump Press Conferences, Citing Hydroxychloroquine Optimism https://t.co/KxuTtYMAjk
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 2, 2020
Mollie Hemingway writes at The Federalist:
An influential far-left media group has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to develop a wide-ranging censorship plan of President Donald Trump’s press conferences. “Free Press,” the group calling for the censorship of broadcasts of the press conferences, says in its petition that it’s a “life and death” issue. They are asking the FCC to limit the public’s right to hear directly from the president about the federal government’s handling of the global pandemic, that any broadcasts of his press conferences come with a pronounced disclaimer, and that media figures with different political views than the progressive organization be further censored.
Free Press argued that a man without COVID-19 who died after ingesting fish tank cleaner at home, outside the direction of any medical professional, was a victim of Trump’s remarks and that therefore its censorship plan should be adopted. Citing anti-Trump activists who blamed Trump for this death, Free Press called Trump’s support for the treatment “deadly disinformation.” The group also claimed that Trump had engaged in a “mischaracterization of the efficacy” of hydroxychloroquine.
As far as we know, Trump hasn’t prescribed any drugs (or fish-tank cleaners) for anyone; he’s only tried to be optimistic based on studies done overseas and in the U.S. It’s crazy how desperate people are to get Trump off the air every day.
The stuff works. Of course they don't want the doom and gloom to end
— Derek Phelps (@DerekPhelps10) April 2, 2020
The Leftists don’t want President Trump to succeed, even if it’s at the expense of lives. Their evil is real and deadly.
— Linda Diane Mayer (@LDMEM1) April 2, 2020
This is getting way out of hand. We have major news organizations participating in the blatant breaking of 18 US CODES~ 2384 and 2385. Why are they not being prosecuted and shutdown. Seriously, you have to be clueless or complicit to believe the garbage being sold to us.
— #LegislationNOW? (@Sit4Something) April 2, 2020
I don't think they calculated how fast a very high % cure would be found and are trying to censor it
— Dodson here (@DodsonAndVeen) April 2, 2020
They are afraid that President Trump will succeed, and in record time!
— BOSSY Kat MC (@katzeye75) April 2, 2020
All appearances are the drug is quite successful at treating C19 patients. I’ve seen three doctors that report almost complete success at recovery and keeping patients (100’s) off ventilators.
Cuomo said ventilator alone—>80% DIE!
WTF! Here’s a Dr https://t.co/iVG0PbdANe
— Jose Pro Se (@Jose_Pro_Se) April 2, 2020
Even though the drug is showing promise? Why is the news media so afraid for the public to be optimistic about a drug therapy that seems to work pretty well.
— Pamela Murphey (@pmurphey47) April 2, 2020
They’re deranged. https://t.co/OC9O4x33JR
— Ben Jammin ?? (@xBenJamminx) April 2, 2020
They want to suppress information about chloroquine and believe that it’s a hoax because it could help contain the virus and Trump would be successful. And for them Trump being successful is the worst thing that could ever happen.
— AS_4FreeEconomies (@AS_4FreeMarkets) April 2, 2020
It’s almost like they don’t want us to know about it ?
— Kalamazoo (@jessesgirl1111) April 2, 2020
The Left: Down with optimism!
Got it. pic.twitter.com/ztuCyMU0Vf
— Carla Coon (@CarlaCoonAuthor) April 2, 2020
The Left hates Hope.
— NadlersTurtleneckPants (@TheAmericans8) April 2, 2020
Are they not seeing the facts? Of course not, looking everywhere but in the right direction.
— Richard Moore (@020447Richard) April 2, 2020
Absurdity level at +11 (on a scale of 1-10).
— Austere Media Scholar (@bell315159) April 2, 2020
I will continue to watch the daily briefings.
— Nemesis (@Nemesis80229376) April 2, 2020
This is past the point of being ridiculous.
— Mary W. ?? (@MaryWhisenhunt1) April 2, 2020
Outrageous. I wondered why it didn’t come up at yesterday’s conference. Now I understand. They would rather have people die than to have hope and possibly remedy. We know the difference.
— Rita (@_Rita19) April 2, 2020
It really is sickening to see the barely-repressed glee some journalists have reporting bad news about the COVID-19 pandemic just to counter Trump’s optimism.
Brian Stelter calls Tuesday’s coronavirus briefing — the one CNN had to cut into — ‘vital’ https://t.co/7QmBS4GDaG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 1, 2020