Here’s Why The Media Suddenly Remembers COVID-19 After Ignoring It To Fawn Over Packed Protests
(Tea Party 247) – For the last two weeks, the media has completely put any concern about the coronavirus completely on hold.
While they clutched their pearls for months on end about the Wuhan-based virus which they were certain was enough to keep us all inside and ensure the Trump economy crashed in time for the 2020 election, as soon as an adequate social justice grievance came along, they completely forgot about the whole “social distancing” thing.
As protesters packed the streets of America’s major city (to say nothing of the criminal rioters and looters who smashed windows and set buildings ablaze at night), the media stood in awe, making little to no mention of the supposed health risks.
They certainly had a very different perspective when it was anti-lockdown protesters, didn’t they?
Well, now, all of a sudden, the Trump campaign has announced that his iconic rallies will resume once again, and the media remembered coronavirus.
NPR, in their reporting on the Trump campaign’s announcement which came Monday evening, said the rallies will take place “despite the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which continues to impact the lives and livelihoods of households across the country.”
As Townhall pointed out, George Floyd protests “have been carried out in every state in the nation, in small towns and large cities alike with gatherings of hundreds to thousands of people.”
“In Manhattan on Saturday, police estimated 15,000 people demonstrated. And through it all, Democratic leaders like Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who enforced some of the strictest lockdown orders in the country over coronavirus, all of a sudden seemed to not really care about social distancing. And the media who shamed Americans for protesting stay-at-home orders threw their full support behind the demonstrations.”
Now, all of a sudden, “the media suddenly cares about the pandemic again.”
President Trump will hit the campaign trail this month — despite the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which continues to impact the lives and livelihoods of households across the country.
"The rallies will be tremendous," a campaign manager said. https://t.co/hZ1nV45d00
— NPR (@NPR) June 9, 2020
Oh, come off it. Like you people care. You hypocrites. If Joe Biden were hitting the campaign trail to promote BLM, you would treat it like he was on the pilgrim's path to Jerusalem. https://t.co/i5GsierDBC
— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) June 9, 2020
The threat represented by the coronavirus varies depending on which side is engaged in mass gatherings https://t.co/1z9AithC8n
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) June 9, 2020
Nonetheless, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said the president and his supporters are “ready to get back to action.”