• Media Malfeasance in the Day of Coronavirus and Presidential Briefings

    Surge Summary: Donald Trump is participating in nearly daily press briefings regarding the administration efforts vis-à-vis the coronavirus – but the Leftist-dominated media continues to criticize him even for that. CNN’s Anderson Cooper is one of the recent cases in point.

    by Gary Bauer

    Watching these nightly press briefings as the president takes an hour of questions from Democrats masquerading as journalists leads any fair observer to only one conclusion:  The left is viciously fighting the president 24/7 while he works 24/7 fighting the virus.

    If a Democrat were president right now, every media outlet and every commentator would be saying to any critics, “This is the time for unity in America.  This president is trying to save lives and his critics are just making his job harder.”

    Sadly, there are no such calls for unity.  In fact, the talking heads are increasingly unhinged in their criticism of President Trump, as evidenced by Anderson Cooper’s outrageous rant on CNN last night.

    Cooper accused the president of “hijacking” the press briefing, and he blasted Trump’s alleged “reprehensibly irresponsible response to this virus.”  He accused the president of using the press briefings “to lie, to deflect, to attack, to bully and cover-up” for his administration.

    Exactly how is Trump doing that?  By subjecting himself to a barrage of questions from reporters day after day after day?

    Anderson Cooper should be fired for his editorializing.  If he wants to be a partisan hack, he should go work for the DNC!

    Sometimes I wish the president would not subject himself to this “gotcha game.”  But I know in these unprecedented times that millions of Americans are glad our president speaks regularly to the public and makes himself available to the media in order to explain what is going on, unlike the previous president.  (Politico once got excited when Obama allowed two unscripted questions!)

    A free press is essential to our republic.  But it would be nice if we also had a fair press for a change.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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