Brian Stelter Flips on a Dime With COVID Messaging

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Just as we noted the report that some in the Biden Administration finally may be ready to concede that they can’t make COVID disappear, that we may just have to learn how to live with it, suddenly we’re starting to see media flip as well.

Listen now as CNN’s Brian Stelter talks about “living with COVID,” and is suddenly concerned about children, saying how the approach of keeping them out of school may harm them, and that maybe we should suddenly be rethinking how we are dealing with the virus in general.

First, let me note there’s a glaring lie in there: that “we” — including Democrats and liberal media — focused on the elderly. That’s what should have been the focus for everyone because those were the people most at risk. But it wasn’t in some Democratic states. We saw how Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis focused on protecting the elderly, including in nursing homes. Despite that, the media attacked him at every turn. Meanwhile, we saw orders from Democratic governors in states like New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan requiring nursing homes to admit COVID patients to their facilities. Yet, CNN built up Gov. Andrew Cuomo into a pandemic hero, promoting him on his brother’s show, despite the governor’s cover-up of the deaths that were happening there.

The rest of what Stelter is saying is infuriating because it’s largely correct and basically what Republicans have been saying for months, while the media excoriated them for it, claiming they wanted to kill Grandma. The Biden Administration and the media haven’t given a darn about how the restrictions and the sole focus on COVID may have affected and harmed people, especially the children — those who were least at risk, according to the science. The harm that caused is immeasurable.

Now, suddenly, as some people on the Biden team reportedly start changing the messaging, CNN follows along? Hold onto yourself so you don’t get injured by the whiplash these folks are dishing out. I don’t even know how to measure the contempt I feel for these people and how much they have endorsed people being effectively abused for months.

If this is really where the Biden team is going on some level, it’s going to take some effort to prepare the folks on the left that they have so heavily indoctrinated, it’s likely to come as a big shock to some on the left who have gone in hook, line, and sinker for the fear porn.

If they’re finally prepared to jump off the fear porn train, that’s a good thing. If true, you know that the internal polls on the matter must be bad for the Democrats. But we should never let them forget what they’ve done and the harm that they’ve caused.