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'Reveling in the schadenfreude': WaPo fact checker's attempt to dunk on Trump for pre-coronavirus SOTU brag about unemployment rate backfires badly

<![CDATA[Everybody knows that the media and Democrats will look for any and every way to try to make President Trump look bad, but retroactive examples in the face on unforeseen emergencies now take the cake. Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler helped forge that new media path:]]>

Nightline co-host asks Mike Pence if he prays to God about all the people his administration has let die

<![CDATA[We hadn’t seen video of this until now, but earlier this week Vice President Mike Pence was a guest on ABC’s Nightline with co-host Byron Pitts. We’ve seen a lot of people like toxic atheist Richard Dawkins trying to dunk on believers by tweeting a viral graph of rising coronavirus deaths following the president’s National Day of Prayer, just to let them know their prayers were worthless.]]>

Ron Fournier calls anti-malarial drug being used to treat COVID-19 patients a 'magic potion' (because the president has hyped it)

<![CDATA[We already did one post today on President Trump getting slammed by journalists for once again talking up the promise of a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to treat patients with COVID-19. PBS News’ Yamiche Alcindor held back a bit, calling it only an “unproven treatment for coronavirus” that Trump was urging people to try. If we contracted the coronavirus and couldn’t breathe without a ventilator, would we take it? Hell yes.]]>

Reporter seems upset that President Trump keeps promoting a drug that 'has not been FDA-approved' to treat COVID-19

<![CDATA[President Trump has been on the hot seat since March 21 when he tweeted that a drug cocktail consisting of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin could be a game-changer in the fight against the coronavirus. An MSNBC insider and a left-wing media watchdog group have both claimed that Trump’s press conferences have led to at least one death (the guy whose wife gave him fish-tank solvent to ingest).]]>

Watch: President Trump shuts down reporter who asks him about Joe Biden's tweet 'attacking' him

<![CDATA[Once again, we marvel at the idea that journalists really believe they “are risking their own health to provide life-saving information to a nation sheltering in place,” as though they were on the front lines like first responders, nurses, and doctors.

WaPo's fact-checker notes that President Trump's line in his SOTU about record-low unemployment 'did not age well'

<![CDATA[During President Trump’s Feb. 4 State of the Union address — the one Speaker Nancy Pelosi tore up after it was over — the president obviously hyped his administration’s excellent unemployment numbers. Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler notes, however, that Trump was only three years into his first term — just wait until you see the average unemployment numbers after he completes his fourth year in office.]]>

The Economist calls it 'striking' that the media has greeted with silence the latest #MeToo claim against Joe Biden

<![CDATA[Whether you believe Tara Reade or not, the contrast with the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings is striking. Kavanaugh was presumed guilty. Senators pored over his high school yearbook for evidence that he’d held gang-rape parties in high school where he drugged the punch. And it was only after he was nominated for the Supreme Court that accusers like Christine Blasey-Ford came out of the woodwork with dubious memories of what exactly happened decades ago.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the US is a 'brutal, barbarian society' for most working-class citizens

<![CDATA[The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t quite pushed the United States to a “Mad Max” dystopia quite yet; for the most part, social distancing has led to a lot of dog-walkers meeting up in the street to have conversations about self-quarantining while standing six feet apart. But for the vast majority of working-class Americans, the coronavirus has only proved that the United States is a “brutal, barbarian society” — at least according to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a recent live stream.]]>