Convinced that President 도날드 트럼프 lost his bid for reelection, the media suddenly became less hysterical. Just like that, 미디어, at least to some degree, rediscovered concepts such as fairness and perspective, AWOL the last four years.
Two weeks after the election, New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof haltingly, grudgingly and reluctantly, admitted that yes, Trump was right. Banning in-person school education to fight 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 was and is bad policy.
Kristof wrote: “Some things are true even though 트럼프 대통령 says them. 트럼프는 몇 달 동안 학교 재개를 요구했습니다, 그리고 그는 대체로 옳은 것 같습니다. 학교, 특히 초등학교, 코로나 바이러스 전파의 주요 원인이 아닌 것으로 보입니다, 원격 학습은 많은 저소득층 어린이들에게 재앙이되고 있습니다.”
Kristof, 물론이야, could not acknowledge Trump’s correct judgment without the “some things are true even though Trump says them” snark. But remember, this is The New York Times, a paper that has not endorsed a Republican for president since 1956. Little steps.
Kristof even took a Trump-like swipe at Democratic-run cities. 과, whether inadvertently or not, he made the case for K-12 vouchers for inner-city kids: “So Democrats helped preside over school closures that have devastated millions of families and damaged children’s futures. Cities such as Boston, 필라델피아, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., have closed schools while allowing restaurants to operate. … School closures magnify these inequities, as many private schools remain open and affluent parents are better able to help kids adjust to remote learning. 동시에, low-income children fall even further behind.”
The New York Times again, after the media awarded the election to former Vice President Joe Biden, even questioned the science behind a ban on outdoor dining, like most counties in California recently enacted.
에 “Small Gatherings Spread the Virus, but Are They Causing the Surge?” the Times wrote: “But are dinners and backyard barbecues really the engine driving the current surge of infections? The available data do not support that contention, 과학자들은 말한다. 아직도, the idea has been repeated so often it has become conventional wisdom, leading to significant restrictions in many states. …
“But many epidemiologists are far less certain, saying there is little evidence to suggest that household gatherings were the source of the majority of infections since the summer. 과연, it has become much harder to pinpoint any source of any outbreak, now that the virus is so widespread and Americans may be exposed in so many ways. …
“A constant drumbeat about the dangers of social gatherings may help to convey the seriousness of the current surge, (Harvard University infectious disease epidemiologist Julia Marcus) 말했다. On the other hand, in some states the misperception has led to draconian policies that don’t square with science.”
Goodness! If Pulitzer gave a prize for “Fair and Balanced Coronavirus Stories in the Post-Trump Era,” The New York Times might actually deserve this one.
Former Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein shared the mood of much of the Trump-hating left when he accused Trump of “homicidal negligence” in his handling of the coronavirus. But Dr. 안토니 포시, post-election also sounds Trumpian.
On the possibility of further lockdowns, Fauci recently said: “There is no appetite for locking down in the American public, but I believe that we can do it without a lockdown. I really do. … You could still get businesses going. You could still have economic forward-thinking while you’re doing that. You don’t necessarily have to shut everything down. 바라건대, we won’t have to do that.”
아니 “appetite” for another lockdown? What happened to “follow the science”?
This is yet another tacit admission that, as Trump insisted, we must consider the unintended consequences of shutting down the economy, including increased rates of suicide, 우울증, homicide, drug abuse, alcoholism and domestic violence.
드디어, did serial Trump CNN critic, Jake Tapper praise, 말 그대로 praise and credit Trump for the speed with which drug manufacturers have apparently developed vaccines for COVID-19?
예, he did.
Tapper said: “We should take a moment, as we always have when discussing vaccine and Operation Warp Speed, that this is — 알 잖아, putting aside all of the failures of the Trump administration when it comes to the coronavirus, and there are lots — this is an unmitigated success and we should acknowledge that.”
4 년 동안, major media, along with their Democratic comrades, banded together to bring down Trump. They appear to have succeeded.
But as to Trump’s campaign to expose the media’s blatant, often vicious anti-Republican bias so that much of America will never again trust it, Trump won.