Whining ‘mainstream’ media prove again why they are worthless in times of crisis as coronavirus briefings devolve into pointless ‘gotcha’ sessions

The president has better things to do than to spar with this conga line of hacks and fools

President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, delivers his remarks at a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

By Jon Dougherty @TheNatSent

(TNS) One of the main reasons why we’d like to see the coronavirus outbreak contained — other than to stop the suffering and death, of course — is so President Donald Trump can end traditional press conferences again.

Because frankly, they are pointless exercises involving self-important ‘journalists’ with blow-dried egos who have no interest in reporting anything useful to the American public.

That’s why, before coronavirus, the president had switched from having regular press conferences to simply addressing the mainstream media hacks on his way to Marine One: To prevent them from turning briefings into the clown shows they have once again become.

On Sunday, the president held a virus update press conference to announce that he was extending his original “15 days to control the spread” plan another month — until April 30. Obviously, the president is listening to his outbreak experts Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, both of whom said on various news programs yesterday that the worst is yet to come for the outbreak.

“The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks. I will say it again. The peak, the highest point of death rates, remember this, is likely to hit in two weeks… Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30, to slow the spread,” he said.

The president went on to remark that his earlier statements about getting a majority of the country back up and running by Easter “just an aspiration,” adding: “We can expect that by June 1, we will be well on our way to recovery” and that “a lot of great things will be happening.”

And while some questions Trump got from the hack gallery were pointed, others were simply exercises in entrapment — the regular, boring, useless, fact-free attempts to play “gotcha” with a president who is obviously sick and tired of the games.

At one point, PBS White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor asked Trump about something he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity last week about state governor requests for equipment — which the president quickly shut down.

Fox News noted:

Also at the briefing, Trump unloaded after PBS News’ Yamiche Alcindor — a frequent Trump antagonist who previously has asked numerous questions during coronavirus briefings about whether an unnamed administration official really used the term “Kung Flu” —  began with another critical query about Trump’s past comments to Fox News on New York’s demands or ventilators.

Specifically, Alcindor accused Trump of saying that governors were requesting equipment they “don’t actually need.” In fact, Trump said that in some cases, “equipment’s being asked for that I don’t think they’ll need” by the end of the pandemic. Alcindor doubled down when Trump pushed back on her characterization of his comments.

“Why don’t you people act a little more positively — it’s always trying to get-you, get-you, get you,” Trump responded. “And you know what? That’s why nobody trusts the media anymore. That’s why you used to work for the Times and now you work for somebody else. Let me tell you something: Be nice. Don’t be threatening. Be nice.”

The president would remind Alcindor that she’s supposed to be a “journalist” reporting facts based on issues that really matter to people — not cherry-picking the president’s previous responses (and getting them wrong).

Her response?

Alcindor took to Twitter, of course, to whine that the president is a “racist” “sexist” who treats her badly because he’s a “racist” “sexist.”

And let the Trump pile-on begin:

Pathetic. While the country craves real information about coronavirus so Americans can better understand what is happening to their lives and livelihoods right now, we get this kind of mindless, inane, nonsensical waste of our time.

The president has better things to do than to spar with this conga line of hacks and fools. And Americans deserve better from the corporate media.


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uh Dems - We Need Ventilators Not Impeachment Pens
uh Dems - We Need Ventilators Not Impeachment Pens

You know Dems, You can start gouging your eyes out with your cute little Impeachment pens …or better yet - get stuffed into a catapult and be flung out of the USA …preferably onto a rock, face first.
I can’t think of a better way for you to exit this country.
…unless you contract Covid and need a ventilator and all that’s available is your precious Ampeachmant Pen where it can be stuffed into your hole before youre cremated then ICBM’d over to your precious commielove country, China.

Whats Biden Got to Say from his Perv Cave Today ?
Whats Biden Got to Say from his Perv Cave Today ?

2nd guessing the nation’s top medical researchers in virus control with his vast personal experience in neuroscience surgeries ?
…or else displaying every precaution on ‘how not to’ prevent the spread of disease by fingering and scratching his bald head, eyes, nose, mouth…rubbing his crotch, below the Perv Desk, sniffing his pen, licking his fingers…OMG laugh of barf at that dolt - I don’t know which !

…jesuschrist Dems, you couldn’t pick a worse candidate other than Maxine Waters to put on camera for all to see.

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