Our Press Is A Bunch Of Middle-School Mean Girls

via thefederalist

Lindell, who just announced his company will produce 50,000 masks a day by the end of the week, was mocked for sharing his faith from behind the lectern, and encouraging Americans to turn to God in this time of crisis.

“God gave us grace on November 8, 2016 to change the course we were on,” Lindell said. “God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation had turned its back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the Word. Read our Bibles and spend time with our families.”

An executive editor at CNN retweeted a video of Lindell’s appearance with the sarcastic caption, “In case you were wondering what My Pillow is doing in a time of coronavirus.” That’s odd, because Lindell just said he spent three days converting a 200,000-square-foot factory into a facility to produce millions of masks for American health-care workers, so we know exactly what he’s been doing during the public health crisis.

More than CNN has done. And even if he’d done nothing at all he’d be ahead of CNN, which as usual is mostly making things worse.

SIGH:  The unbearable pettiness of the Washington press corps.

“If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War

The American media are the enemy of the American president and the American people, and they have indeed grown arrogant.  “The opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself,” Sun Tzu wrote.  Those of us who have been watching President Trump’s daily press briefings on the COVID-19 virus have not been surprised at the appalling disrespect the reporters show the man.  They have behaved this way since Trump became a candidate for the office of the presidency.

As the world now grapples with this pandemic, each day, the president and his team patiently explain to these people everything they know to date, and then he takes questions.  Nearly every question is an attempt at a gotcha moment.  They read part of a statement the president made, often an edited statement, then challenge him to defend that which needs no defense.  He has defeated them, but they have yet to realize it.

Our not intrepid press corps nearly operates on the premise that the president came late to the crisis when in fact he was on it from moment one, as soon as the truth of it emerged from China too late.  The WHO, NIH, and CDC were each wholly unprepared, having spent their billions on social justice projects and studying drunk monkeys.  Not one of those three agencies saw the virus as a potential pandemic — not in December or January.  Trump did.  It is those institutions and the irresponsibility of previous administrations who bear the blame for the shortages of medical equipment and supplies, Gov. Cuomo in particular.

 

h/t GR