Jake Tapper attends Politicon at The Pasadena Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Invision/AP)
Over the last several weeks, the mainstream media, high-profile Democrats, and liberal commentators (but I repeat myself) have been in full “blame Fox” mode when it comes to allegations of people dying as a result of supposed “misinformation” reported by Fox News figures about the dangers of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Their latest attempt at this was by way of a despicable New York Times piece from this past weekend which falsely blamed Sean Hannity for the death of a 74-year-old Brooklyn bar owner who died from Wuhan coronavirus complications after a cruise he took with his family in early March.
The story was soundly debunked, but that hasn’t stopped members of the mainstream press from continuing to push the narrative that certain news organizations and media figures are to blame.
Case in point, CNN’s Jake Tapper, who didn’t name names in the below tweet. But considering his and his network’s obsession with Fox News, it’s not hard to figure out his angle:
Practically every day I see a tweet or blog post about someone who wrongly thought COVID-19 was a hoax dying of COVID-19 and all I can think about are the members of the media and politicians who mis-informed that person and who assuredly feel zero responsibility.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 20, 2020
He was soon reminded of a few things:
Start with your network: pic.twitter.com/KSdonNiUIe
— Mike (@CBerthelot227) April 20, 2020
I wonder why more people didn’t take this serious when the corporate press decided to focus on virtue signaling rather than informing us of the dangers posed by a novel virus spreading like wildfire. https://t.co/NGAusA3y35
— Augustus Caesar (@Caesar63BC) April 20, 2020
I understand why you might not know that your own network was pushing back against the virus early on: no one watches it, including you.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) April 20, 2020
Like CNN at the 32 second mark? pic.twitter.com/w8F5UJWgHc
— One Tweet Pony (@OneTweetPony) April 20, 2020
CNN March 4:
“the flu right now is far deadlier. So if you’re freaked out at all about the coronavirus you should be more concerned about the flu”
“15,000 people roughly have already died of the flu this season. Couple years ago, 60,000 people died of the flu.” pic.twitter.com/Rk46GooN5H
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) April 16, 2020
Facts first, Jake. Facts first.