Fed up Writer Cuts Through Media Bull to Explain Trump Admin's Strategy to Combat the Wuhan Coronavirus

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on coronavirus in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Washington, as U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson listen. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


In case you missed it, earlier today I wrote about an infuriating tweet from New York Times editor Mara Gay in which Gay deliberately shortened comments President Trump made during a morning conference call with governors regarding the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

To quickly recap, here was Gay’s tweet misquoting Trump:

Gay’s tweet made it sound like Trump told the states that they were on their own when it came to obtaining the vital supplies they need to fight the virus. What she left out, though, changed the entire context of that quote:

Sadly, Gay is not the only “journalist” out there who has done nothing to dissuade people from the notion that many in the press are more interested in bashing Trump during this crisis than they are in carefully analyzing the wealth of data that actually exists. That, along with related information on how the administration is responding, would help better inform readers and/or viewers as to what is and is not being said and done.


Fortunately, people like writer Stacey Lennox exist in this world to cut through all the media hype and hysteria in order to give us the straight up skinny on what’s really going on.

On Monday morning, Lennox took to the Twitter machine and wrote an 8-tweet thread that gave some critical background on the administration’s efforts:


She explained in more detail here.

Is everything about their plan perfect? No. Will there be problems along the way? Sadly, yes. And they should be reported on accordingly and adjustments in strategy made carefully and as quickly as possible.

But right now we can’t trust the mainstream media to view the Wuhan coronavirus story through any reasonably objective lens. It’s unfortunate because with so much misinformation being spread on social media and beyond, it is so important for news outlets to show us for once that they can be trusted to honestly report on the latest developments.

Instead, media outlets like the New York Times are part of the problem.

There are a lot of people, including people like me, who are finding it hard to resist the urge to mash the panic button in the midst of all the negative stories that make it seem like all hope is lost.

It’s not lost. Not by a long shot.


There’s a game plan underway that hopefully will accelerate efforts by local, state, and federal officials to give healthcare workers the resources they need to combat the Wuhan coronavirus. Cutting the red tape and bureaucracy will play a BIG part in that. This is a key component to the Trump administration’s strategy. Whether or not it ultimately works remains to be seen. Let’s pray that it does.

And the sooner the better.


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