Proving once again that CNN employs not one but two people to watch top-rated Fox News and then complain about it, Oliver Darcy has called out the hosts of “The Five” for doing a segment on the media politicizing the coronavirus threat.
Some of Trump's most ardent supporters in media have downplayed concerns about the coronavirus and misled audiences by telling them that news organizations and top Democrats are weaponizing fear in a bid to hurt the President's re-election efforts. https://t.co/8zW1x5b0WA
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 27, 2020
Darcy does know that Rush Limbaugh isn’t a Fox News host. He must since it’s all he watches.
A bit rich that "The Five" on Fox, a network whose hosts have contended that Dems and the media are weaponizing coronavirus fears to attack Trump, just spent a segment assailing the media for supposedly politicizing the situation!
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) February 27, 2020
We’re not suggesting that CNN would ever weaponize coronavirus fears to attack President Trump; Darcy just needs to ask his fellow hall monitor Brian Stelter, who wrote this just yesterday:
Since the dawn of the Trump era, countless experts have warned that the president's lack of credibility would imperil the country in the event of an emergency.
As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, those fears may be coming true… https://t.co/vFo8MJZV7i
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 26, 2020
Maybe Darcy’s just got a chip on his shoulder after “The Five’s” Greg Gutfeld called out Stelter last night; “Gross how media hopes for something bad to happen to a country to prove their humiliated idiocies of the past 4 years are finally validated,” he tweeted.
Because you have and are.
— Groovin' (@HitbyTruth) February 27, 2020
I wonder if politicizing a situation and calling out the politicizing of a situation is the same thing?
Apparently Darcy believes that is the case.
Darcy believes weird things.
— justmyhumble (@usebigears) February 27, 2020
What's rich about that? These two contentions — that Dems and the media are weaponizing coronavirus, and that the media is politicizing the situation– are not inconsistent.
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) February 27, 2020
Yup, and they are right on both counts.
— Garrett Gutierrez ??? (@GGarrett2000) February 27, 2020
I can’t believe that Fox hosts would complain about the media’s coverage being political and then go on to also complain about the media’s coverage being political. The nerve.
— Ryan Pierce (@RyanPierceAZ) February 27, 2020
These are literally the *same* complaint. pic.twitter.com/Bh6XHFwcFD
— Senator Tim Allen (@senator_tim) February 27, 2020
I'm sorry this is happening to you
— Mr Lee (@BMoreKorean) February 27, 2020
Greg was on point as usual. It's exactly what the dems are doing and we didn't need anyone on the news to tell us that. It's transparent as hell
— Marchelle (@Marchel37276660) February 27, 2020
MSM & Dems are weaponizing the coronavirus issue. I've literally watched it on CNN for the past 2 days. You guys have no limits… still making it political. Unbelievable!
— TemiaBrinson.com (@TemiaBrinson) February 27, 2020
Yeah, those right wing nut jobs over at the Associated Press are really doing a number on this… pic.twitter.com/1bEGKOSEB5
— Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) February 27, 2020
— Michelle ?? (@MichelleInMD) February 27, 2020
Maybe the propaganda media shouldn't play political games w public health then.
Just a thought.
— Boomer Bot ⚔️ (@kmjoseph705) February 27, 2020
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) February 27, 2020
Says a CNN guy. ?
— LoveGolfUSA?? (@LoveGodUSA) February 27, 2020
— The Laugher (@Laughing_Jae) February 27, 2020
The media and democrats would never use potential tragedy as a political weapon. that’s just not possible. How dare Fox.
— Deplorable Stick Man (@EthanMattock) February 27, 2020
Don’t you just love The Five? 8 years later and the ratings keep going up. Your demographics are a card table & potted plant. @greggutfeld is a rare talent!
— Trisha (@Trisha121288) February 27, 2020
Your tweet has 35 likes Greg's response already has 1000 likes, lol
— Andrew ? (@makepips365) February 27, 2020
Make that 2,400 likes and counting:
Someone who still says “ a bit rich” can only work at CNN https://t.co/hhobWuW6mt
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) February 27, 2020
Any breaking news on Malaysian Air Flight 370?
— The One True Gerald (@GeraldCLives) February 27, 2020
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Stelter’s still doing all he can to make sure people panic under President Trump’s leadership:
Interviews with 20+ sources "paint a picture of deep concern over the widening coronavirus outbreak and the Trump admin's readiness to handle the crisis." 5 big bylines: @JDiamond1, @kaitlancollins, @Kevinliptakcnn, @JohnJHarwood, & @jamiegangel https://t.co/eHAYHXCFAb
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 28, 2020
After Brian Stelter warns about President Trump putting the country in peril, his network cuts away from coronavirus presser https://t.co/FyoK8GMokT
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 27, 2020