Media coverage is all about November

Media coverage is all about November

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By: Allen Nitschelm on April 1, 2020 | Editorial Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title A president unfit for a pandemic
Date 03/31/2020
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A8 )
Syndicated From N/A
Journalist BG Editorial Board
Article Summary

Editorial criticizing Trump’s handling of the pandemic.

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The Boston Globe is completely obsessed with President Trump’s re-election in November. They want him out, and have aligned themselves with the Democrat Party to accomplish this goal. They have been trying one strategy after another, so far without success. This is the “silver lining” behind the “Wuhan Flu.” We may end up with hundreds of thousands of deaths, but if it can remove the President, perhaps it is a very small price to pay.

So this article, run appropriately on the day before April Fool’s Day, comes up with every possible criticism of the President and not one word of praise. Offering balance would diminish the message that one has to vote against President Trump in November. No mention is made of his likely opponent, of course, because then people would have to likewise look at Joe Biden’s pluses and minuses. The Globe doesn’t want readers to do that. Vote against Trump no matter who his opponent is is their argument. Very weak, very biased, and very illogical.

Just look at the headline. The case is alleged that Trump mishandled the Coronavirus, but is that logically a reason to vote against him in November? The virus should be well under control by then and the likelihood of another such outbreak is slim. They seem to happen once a decade, give or take. So to argue that Trump’s handling of this epidemic, even if you completely accept their reasoning, really has nothing to do with who to elect in 2020.

I have avoided most of the Coronavirus coverage, but apparently we are having a lot of cases in the U.S. We have a very mobile citizenship, and many Chinese immigrants, and evidently through travel to other parts of the world, carriers have inadvertently come to the U.S. and caused some major outbreaks. I’m sure this won’t be surprising considering our country does the most commerce, despite President Trump’s direct ban on flights from China early on (a very wise move, not mentioned in the Globe editorial.)

The editorial is really laughably bad. It practically criticizes Trump for parting his hair on the wrong side. Every failure is his to bear, and any successes are because of someone else (Democrats, no doubt.) It throws in the “racist” accusation, just for good measure, and is using the new Democrat talking point, that anyone who dies will be “blood” on Trump’s hands. Pathetic.

Here is how the article ends, just in case readers were wondering whether now, right in the middle of the pandemic, and just as the numbers are expected to peak, is the best time to criticize our elected leaders: “But come November, there must be a reckoning for the lives lost, and for the vast, avoidable suffering about to ensue under the president’s watch.”


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