The paragon of goodwill

The paragon of goodwill

PE Bias Grade : C+

By: Allen Nitschelm on April 5, 2020 | Article Review

This is a review of the following Boston Globe Article:
Article Title Obama seeks path for action during pandemic
Date 04/02/2020
Article Link Boston Globe ( Page A5 )
Syndicated From Washington Post
Journalist David Nakamura
Article Summary

President Obama “breaks his silence” to comment on “global warming” during pandemic.

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In the Boston Globe, Mr. Goodwill, aka former President Obama, attacks the Trump administration about climate change during the middle of the Coronavirus. This is while on the page before, the paper runs a story about a UN climate change conference getting cancelled. At least people in the UN know when to stop focusing on that nonsense. Now is obviously not the time for our society, or President Trump, to worry about “climate change.”

The paper would love it if Obama could run against Trump in November. But instead, it runs a constant stream of negative Trump stories. Recent Globe articles has Speaker Nancy Pelosi attacking Trump, former Impeachment Manager Adam Schiff attacking Trump, and now former President Obama. What, was Chuck Schumer not available?

The Boston Globe can’t wait for the pandemic to subside before they renew their daily torrent of attacks to try to change the apparent trajectory of the November election.

But if the UN recognizes that even “climate change” can wait, why can’t the Globe?

Because, to them, the defeat of Trump is more important than climate change. And that shows how unserious climate change is and how irresponsible the media is for breaking its promise to perform unbiased news journalism because there is a Republican in office.

Every few months, Obama “breaks his silence.” To the media, this is like God speaking to Abraham. But since Obama cannot run for a third term, the Democrats and the media are going to be stuck with his elderly, plagiarist, corrupt, dementia-suffering former VP. If only the election were between Trump and “anyone else.” So when Obama urges people to take action with their votes, he can’t possibly be expecting most voters to support 78-year-old Joe Biden.

If President Obama wants to give “examples of human empathy and goodwill in a national crisis,” then he might as well start with his own behavior, by constraining himself from attacking President Trump in the middle of the crisis. And maybe he can ask his “surrogates” to do the same.


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