Vox is gonna Vox.
But this from Matty Yglesias is stupid even for him.
Really, comparing the coronavirus to what happened in Puerto Rico?
Trump’s one big crisis so far was Hurricane Maria and it was a disaster. And now what came for Puerto Rico is coming for all of us. https://t.co/nHMz4fUGhV
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) March 12, 2020
From Vox (sorry!):
Thousands of Americans died because the confluence of events in Puerto Rico posed a genuinely hard problem. It was a big storm. It hit an island that had significant preexisting economic weaknesses including problems with its electrical infrastructure. The overall political situation there was bad for reasons that predated Trump and had little to do with him. But the president’s job is to handle hard problems. And he couldn’t do it. Instead, he whined, he lied, he bragged, he shifted blame, and in the final analysis, the suffering was enormous.
The spectacle left us with two options for hope. One, maybe the whole thing was a consequence of Trump’s racist and self-interested instincts. Maybe a problem that impacted a larger, whiter, and less politically disempowered population would get a stronger response. (To be clear: This is a deeply dark option.) Two, maybe Trump’s luck would hold up and he’d just muddle through four or eight years without ever facing a really big crisis.
But his luck has run out.
It must suck to be this wrong about so many things so much of the time.
— I See Lots Of Cows (@RedStateGuy) March 12, 2020
Seems he left out a HUGE part of the story. You know, the part about how corrupt officials deliberately withheld aid? Yeah, that part.
It’s like he thinks people are too stupid to remember this stuff.
And here my friends, is your Democrat media trying to put the screws to Trump over Puerto Rico’s blatant corruption. TFOH you hack.
— Carla- 6th Degree of CPAC Separation & Still Alive (@LibertyBelleCJL) March 12, 2020
Corruption in Puerto Rico made the infrastructure fail & supplies to be hoarded/not distributed.
What exactly Matty, would you, with your infinite knowledge of epidemiology, virology & physical medicine suggest?
— Stacey – AR-14 Expert (@ScotsFyre) March 12, 2020
Nope, our media are in no way politicizing a pandemic to essentially hurt Trump. People get tired of fear mongering and switch off entirely. You're destroying trust in institutions that shouldn't be doing this right now.
— Dr Florida Elf Unleashed™ (@TheRogue_Elf) March 12, 2020
You can probably blame some things on Trump, but pic.twitter.com/4afknfvKvv
— Dammit Dawn (@aurora_g96) March 12, 2020
He should ask the governo– oh wait, he resigned due to scandal. Maybe he can ask the CFO– nope, he resigned due to pilfering funds the US allocated for hurricane relief. Oh, he can ask the adj– never mind, they are in jail for withholding aid send by the Trump Admin.
— Schadenfreudelish (@aggierican) March 12, 2020
You're such a partisan liar.
— Adso of Melk (@PalimpsestMan) March 12, 2020
That could be said of most leftist media types these days. And they don’t seem all that concerned about the title either.