The media have been very annoyed that they have to bow at the feet of President Donald Trump’s bully pulpit daily to cover his White House Coronavirus Task Force briefings.
Deep down they narcissistically think they are the news and hate that the president hogs the spotlight. After all he is just the president, trying to manage one of the greatest crises facing Americans since World War II, the coronavirus pandemic.
His concern is for the health of hundreds of thousands of people who are infected and dying. He has been needling scientists to come up with treatments and harassing the FDA into speeding up approvals of drugs and clinical trials. His motivation is to find a way to minimize the loss of human lives so we don’t have to cower at home while our economy tanks and our way of life is forever dismantled by a virus.
Our corrosive media don’t see it that way. Their only concern is to rid themselves of Trump, so they have set out to distort everything he says to humiliate him, while feeding Twitter trolls with fake news and lies to disseminate.
Last Thursday as the president brainstormed with the task force at a press briefing about new scientific discoveries from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), he mistakenly thought he was speaking to a room full of mature adults, not mentally-retarded, infantile jerks.
“Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light,’ Trump asked. “Supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way?”
‘Then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute,’ the president continued. ‘And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs.’
They somehow concluded that Trump was urging Americans to inject themselves with disinfectant and drink bleach. For the imbeciles among us let’s say it very slowly: “something … like … that … by injection inside.” He clearly wasn’t referring to household cleansers.
Trump was only exploring ideas for a coronavirus cure with Bill Bryan, Under Secretary for Science and Technology at DHS, after he made remarks at the press briefing.
“Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have on killing the virus, both surfaces and in the air,” said Bryan. “We’ve seen a similar effect with both temperature and humidity as well, where increasing the temperature and humidity or both is generally less favorable to the virus,” he noted.
He explained that coronavirus does not survive for very long on surfaces like door handles and stainless steel surfaces, pointing out that scientists have observed that the virus dies quickly when exposed to UV rays along with high temperatures and increased humidity.
“The virus does not survive as well in droplets of saliva, and that’s important because a lot of testing being done is not necessarily being done, number one, with the COVID-19 virus and number two, in saliva or respiratory fluids,” Bryan said. “And thirdly, the virus dies the quickest in the presence of direct sunlight under these conditions.”
He also said DHS has tested different types of disinfectant to see if they could kill the coronavirus. “We’re also looking at other disinfectants, specifically looking at the COVID-19 virus in saliva.”
“We’ve tested bleach, we’ve tested isopropyl alcohol on the virus, specifically in saliva or in respiratory fluids, and I can tell you that bleach will kill the virus in five minutes,” Bryan said. “Isopropyl alcohol will kill the virus in 30 seconds, and that’s with no manipulation, no rubbing. Just bring it on and leaving it go. You rub it and it goes away even faster,” Bryan noted.
The media got an earful from White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked her if Trump’s comments bother her as a medical professional.
“Well, I think it bothers me that this is still in the news cycle,” Birx replied. “That was a dialog he was having between the DHS scientists and himself for information he had received and he was discussing. When he turned to me, I made it clear and he understood it was not as a treatment,” she explained.
She also told Fox News host Jesse Waters on Saturday, “I think the media is very slicey and dicey about how they put sentences together in order to create headlines. We know, for millennials and other studies that some people may only read the headlines and if there’s not a graphic, they’re not going to look any further than that.”
“We have to be responsible about our headlines,” she urged. “I think often the reporting may be accurate in paragraph three, four, and five, but I’m not sure how many people actually get to paragraph three, four and five. And I think the responsibility that the press has is to really ensure that the headlines reflect the science and data that is in their piece itself,” she said.
She defended the president’s remarks, noting, “He likes to talk [new information] through out loud and really have that dialogue. And so that’s what dialogue he was having. I think he just saw the information at the time, immediately before the press conference. And he was still digesting that information,” Birx said.
“The president has always put health and safety first. I think you can see that in the way that he was supportive of slowing the spread guidelines — knew the impact that that would have on the economy …” she noted.
“Yet, he realized that the health and safety of Americans was his number one interest and responsibility,” said Birx.
Don’t expect the juvenile media to act like grown-ups just because they are forced to report on a national emergency. Their heads are stuck too far up their anal cavities to hear or clearly understand anything the president says.