FILE- This May 2, 2017, file photo, shows the corporate signage on the headquarters building of The New York Times in New York. The New York Times Co. reports earnings Thursday, May 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
Liberal media has been doing a great job at proving they have no shame when it comes to trying to blame Fox News for somehow underplaying the Wuhan coronavirus.
But truly one of the worst stories they have pushed was the story of a man who died from the virus in New York City.
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) April 19, 2020
As my colleague Bonchie reported, they tried to blame Sean Hannity for the man’s decision to go on a cruise on March 1 despite the Wuhan coronavirus, claiming Hannity made a comment in “early March,” that this was about “let’s bludgeon Trump with this new hoax.”
But the comment they reference didn’t even happen until March 9, after the man had already left. Nor was it what they suggested. Just like with the debunked lie that media and Democrats spread about President Donald Trump, Hannity was not calling the virus a “hoax” but the Democrats’ lies about it.
As Bonchie pointed out, liberal media outlets like the Times were making comments in February (before the man left on the cruise) like this:
Don't forget, this was NYT in February BEFORE the guy left on his cruise. pic.twitter.com/AzecP2ILcm
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 19, 2020
Additionally, there’s absolutely no evidence to prove he got it on the cruise, he could have gotten it in New York City as the timeline shows.
The man left on the cruise March 1. The Hannity quote the article uses to pin the death on him is March 9. The man returned March 14 & went to work at his bar March 15 (NYC hadn't closed them yet). He was hospitalized March 27 & tragically passed April 9.https://t.co/tj6B9aTiaG
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) April 19, 2020
A tragic death, and despicable that the Times would characterize it this way.
But there’s one more kicker.
Here’s what the writer of the New York Times’ story tweeted on February 27.
I fundamentally don't understand the panic: incidence of the disease is declining in China. Virus is not deadly in vast majority of cases. Production and so on will slow down and will obviously rebound. cc: @opinion_joe
— Ginia Bellafante (@GiniaNYT) February 27, 2020
So if the man read that tweet, does that mean she’s responsible for his death?
Watch that tweet disappear, but the internet is forever. Is there any wonder people no longer trust media?
These kinds of stories by the New York Times and others are just disgusting. The first case in New York was only found on March 1. It’s all about attacking Fox. Time to bring some rationality to this. If you want to talk about things that probably helped the spread in New York City, it wouldn’t be Fox. It would likely be things like density, nothing being shut down for awhile, subway and transit still running and schools being open.