A lot of people have noticed over the last few days that the Wuhan virus case/death tracker CNN kept on display 24/7 under the Trump administration at the very least frequently goes missing or, at the most, has disappeared entirely. It depends on who you talk to and how often the people making the accusations watch the network. Admittedly, I don’t have the stomach to watch most of CNN’s
programmed anchors programming, but when I have this week I, too, have noticed it’s not there.
Here are a few examples:
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) January 22, 2021
Hey, @CNN, I think you forgot your COVID tracker the last couple of days. It just sort of disappeared a couple of days ago. I'm sure this was just an oversight and you're dedicated to keeping us informed, so I look forward to seeing that on screen again any minute.
— Amelia (@AmeliaHammy) January 22, 2021
Hey @CNN what happened to the Covid-19 case tracker? I notice it's gone. Is the pandemic over?
— Alexander Fulton (@AlexFulto93) January 22, 2021
Fox News host Tucker Carlson, a frequent thorn in the side of the snowflakes at CNN, also made it a point on his program Thursday night to note how now was the time for CNN to take down their “COVID death ticker” because “there’s no reason for” them to remind people now that Joe Biden is in office. He also pointed out that when he had had the chance to watch some of their coverage that the tracker had been “dutifully removed”:
Tucker Carlson: “It’s Joe Biden’s first day in office and you know what that means: CNN can finally take that Covid death ticker off the screen. There no reason for it now.” pic.twitter.com/HNv6UC8RLp
— TV News HQ (@TVNewsHQ) January 22, 2021
As he often does, Carlson triggered the network to the point that their PR department and resident “fact checker” Daniel Dale pushed back by posting screengrabs and proclaiming Carlson was lying:
Last night on his program @TuckerCarlson again lied to his audience about CNN, stating we’d “dutifully removed” the COVID-19 tracking graphic from our coverage now that President Biden has taken office. That is false. We look forward to his correction tonight. #factsfirst pic.twitter.com/MRotv8Quzb
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) January 22, 2021
Carlson's claim that CNN got rid of the Covid tracker because Biden is now in charge is — like previous versions of the claim — entirely false.
CNN is still running the tracker, especially during Covid segments. It ran the tracker alongside Biden's own speech yesterday. pic.twitter.com/3YqEmZNBg2
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 22, 2021
Except … no, Carlson didn’t say they had removed it entirely. He pointed out it was time for them to take it down, and that they had “dutifully” removed it from the coverage he’d watched. Other Twitter users pointed out similarly:
— Don Spilky (@donspilky) January 22, 2021
CNN Misinformation First
Here @CNN "Fact Checker" actually admits that @TuckerCarlson was correct that CNN did in fact take down the COVID tracker (it's not on air now) as it was posted 24/7 during Trump now it's "especially during COVID segments."
Dale is terrible at PR. https://t.co/G0H4OipYQ2
— RoadMN (@RoadMN) January 22, 2021
In addition to CNN, NPR’s perspective on coronavirus deaths seems to have conveniently changed since Joe Biden’s inauguration:
That was fast pic.twitter.com/lBg75vSAm6
— Eric (@IAmTheActualET) January 22, 2021
The reasons why are so obvious – and sickening:
And suddenly all the Covid case and death trackers on the major news networks disappear. Suddenly Democrat mayors and governors push to open back up the economy. I’m sure this is all just a funny coincidence!
— Mike McGowan (@Like_Mike1992) January 21, 2021
1 day after inauguration CNN has already taken down it's covid tracker, the WHO admitted high cycle PCR tests are BS, and Democratic governors suddenly see the problems with lockdowns. These sick fucks ruined people's lives and suppressed opinions to win an election.
— Politics Betting – Will Cormier (@PoliticalBetsWC) January 22, 2021
Cormier just flat out nailed it. It’s truly disgusting when you think about how “news” networks like CNN manipulated COVID news for 8 months on the vaccine, on hospital equipment and rooms, on the origins of the virus, etc – all in an effort to hurt Donald Trump’s chances at reelection. Worse than manipulating coronavirus news because of politics is, in the process, they also scared and misled millions of people at a time when many are feeling depressed, lonely, isolated, and helpless.
I’d say “shame on CNN” but I think we all know that they simply don’t have any.