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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped for falsely claiming ‘no doctors’ were at White House presser, urges networks to cut away

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was slammed on social media for falsely claiming that “no doctors” were present at Monday’s White House press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak. Scarborough was among many media personalities on Twitter who quickly noticed that Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent figure in the White House’s coronavirus task force, was missing from the briefing. The liberal TV personality quickly concluded that the briefing wasn’t necessary. “There is no public benefit to this briefing. The networks should all cut away,” Scarborough tweeted. “Bland pronouncements, the repeating of catch phrases daily, bad medical advice. No science, no doctors, no Fauci. Just Trump’s Roy Cohn.” While he suggested the presence of Attorney General William Barr by referring to him as “Trump’s Roy Cohn,” the “Morning Joe” co-host apparently overlooked Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House response coordinator who also spoke at the presser. Others fact-checked the MSNBC host on social media. “Dr Birx is right next to him,” National Republican Senatorial Committee senior adviser Matt Whitlock told Scarborough. “Are you dumb or just a liar?” The Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra reacted. “Dr. Deborah Birx spoke and the press conference is not over.” “Dr. Deborah Brix [sic] — the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force — is standing directly behind him and has spoken multiple times. What even is this tweet?” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy asked. Scarborough never issued a correction, but latter slammed the presser, “There is nothing in this briefing that cannot be summed up in three minutes at the end of the press conference. Nothing.” Author Stephen King made a similar error earlier this month after claiming that Trump’s coronavirus team was “all male, all old, and all white.” However, in addition to Birx, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson are also prominent members of Trump’s response team.

In response to The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra..  I’d say, “both.”  “Morning Joe” Scarborough is both dumb AND a liar.  Further, he doesn’t have the professionalism or humility to say, “my apologies.  I was wrong.”  President Trump’s Wuhan virus task-force has SEVERAL doctors and professionals, other than Dr. Fauci.  So, if/when he isn’t present, there are several others on the task-force, including Dr. Deborah Brix, a retired full Army Colonel with decades of experience (and, oh, btw..a female).  I watched the 2 hr press briefing yesterday and Dr. Brix spoke SEVERAL times and answered numerous questions from several reporters.  As for the silly, and entirely irrelevant racial/ethnic pot-shot by author Stephen King (who, btw is also an old white guy)..  Both the Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson (a nationally renowned neurosurgeon) are both black men.  And then there is Seema Verma who is not white; probably of Indian heritage.  But, we’re not 100% certain.  Either way, she’s a female and not white..not that it matters in the least.  It’s just that these liberals have nothing.  So, they go back to their old playbook which tells them that all Republicans are old white men, and therefore Trump must only have old white men on his team.  Of course it’s not true.  But, the facts don’t matter to these idiots.  We feel it’s important to note that it is entirely what the racial or gender makeup of any of these task-forces, or adviser are.  We want the President to be surrounded by the BEST people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation..and so on.  If you had cancer or some other terminal disease, you’d want the BEST doctor you could get, right?  Of course.  Well, we should want our President to be surrounded by the BEST possible advisers giving him the BEST possible advice, regardless of those entirely irrelevant demographic considerations.  Again, the dominantly liberal mainstream media continues to make irrelevant, weak, pot shots at Trump because..well…he’s Trump.  And, honestly…they just don’t like the fact that he’s on tv and they can’t stop that.  He’s out there talking right to the American people unfiltered, and taking over an hour each day to answer questions from the media…and it’s driving Joe, and the liberal media nuts that they’re unable to censor or stop him from connecting with the American public.  Isn’t that great?     🙂

Analysis: The U.S. Media Who Unquestioningly Embraced China’s ‘Zero Coronavirus Cases’ Claim

U.S. media outlets uncritically relayed China’s claim of zero new coronavirus infections in Hubei province and the city of Wuhan on Thursday, mixing in outrageous helpings of fawning praise for the Communist dictatorship that unleashed the virus upon the world. The American media narrative appears to be that zero infections in Hubei mean everything that happened in December and January is forgotten, and China is now the world leader in pandemic defense. CNN hailed a “major turning point in the global battle to contain COVID-19,” the disease every mainstream media outlet suddenly and simultaneously decided can no longer be referred to as the “Wuhan virus”: ” The milestone represents a turnaround for the Chinese government. Just last month, mainland China was reporting thousands of cases per day, and was considered the most high-risk infection area in the world. Now, after months of lockdowns and travel restrictions affecting hundreds of millions of citizens, strict home quarantines, and an unprecedented nationwide effort, the country is down to zero reported new locally transmitted cases. Instead, the threat is now coming from overseas. The number of cases and deaths outside China have exploded in the past two weeks, with the pandemic hitting the US and Europe particularly hard.” Another CNN piece literally absolved the Chinese Communist Party of all misdeeds and called its latest pronouncements a “ray of hope” while complaining about the “fumbled initial government response” in the United States: ” There’s a ray of hope emanating from the first epicenter of the outbreak. For the first time since the pandemic began, China announced no new locally transmitted infections today, marking a turning point in the global battle to contain Covid-19. The milestone will likely be held up as proof that China’s sweeping, top-down efforts to control the virus are working, despite persistent allegations that local officials mishandled the initial outbreak. But the draconian restrictions have exacted a deep toll on the millions of Chinese forced into lockdown, not to mention China’s economy, Ben Westcott and Shanshan Wang write. Still, it’s a pivotal moment as global infections top 200,000, with every continent except for Antarctica now grappling with mounting crises of their own. In the US, where a fumbled initial government response put America on the back foot, officials are now preparing for a very long fight.” The New York Times headline declared: “World Feared China Over Coronavirus. Now the Tables Are Turned.” The Times portrayed China as the victim of unreasonable “fear and suspicion” which has been banished by an unimaginable “reversal of fortune” brought about by Beijing’s “uncompromising response” to the epidemic. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump was castigated for “trying to push blame back on China, worsening existing tensions between the two superpowers.” “Despite warnings that he is encouraging xenophobia, Mr. Trump has repeatedly used the term ‘China virus’ in what critics see as an effort to distance himself from the problem,” the Times wrote. The article added a dollop of criticism of Beijing for “falsely suggesting that the virus started with American troops,” but claimed the Chinese only did this in “retaliation” for Trump’s comments, which gets the timeline backward. China began floating conspiracy theories about the Wuhan virus having foreing origins in February and shifted to explicitly blaming the U.S. Army for creating and spreading the virus last week. Trump’s first use of the term “Chinese Virus” was in a Twitter post on Monday.

Thanks to John Hayward for that rather depressing analysis of the dominantly liberal mainstream media, and how they’ve been covering the Wuhan virus story.  We all have come to expect that when you watch CNN, MSNBC, PBS/NPR, NBC and the rest of the liberal media, that they report with a clear anti-Trump bias.  But, this has taken it to a whole new level; almost anti-American.  This virus originated in Wuhan, China.  That is now no longer moot, despite China’s shameful propaganda efforts to the contrary.  And yet, these liberal news outlets are bending over backwards to not just give China some benefit of the doubt…but to take their side and promote their anti-America propaganda.  These gutless news outlets and their reporters, need to be called out publicly, and shamed.  For more, click on the text above.

Opinion/Analysis: All the Establishment Media’s Dangerous Coronavirus Lies

America’s deeply unserious but very corrupt and unreliable establishment media have no intention of changing their dangerous ways in the age of the Wuhan coronavirus. Watching the media spread lies and unnecessary panic over the last few weeks reminds me of the CNN Race Riots of 2014. After the George Zimmerman Hoax failed, after it was discovered that a white man had not hunted down and murdered a black teen (Zimmerman is Hispanic and a jury ruled he killed in self-defense), the fake news media moved on to the Hands-Up-Don’t-Shoot Hoax, which was led primarily by far-left CNN and the far-left Washington Post. The lies and hate spread by the corporate media resulted in multiple nights of rioting in the working class, predominantly black city of Ferguson, Missouri. Then, like a plague of locusts, and apparently under the impression the city doesn’t already have enough problems, CNN moved on to Baltimore. The reason the media’s coronavirus lies remind me of the CNN Race Riots of 2014 is because This Matters. What I mean by that is that George Zimmerman, Ferguson, and Baltimore mattered. This was our malevolent media behaving exactly like a Bond villain: pushing a political agenda and looking to juice ratings at the expense of real people. Zimmerman, an innocent man, had his life and reputation ruined. The homes and businesses destroyed by those race riots are homes and businesses owned by everyday Americans, not the wealthy and certainly not CNN chief Jeff Zucker or anti-Trump activist Jake Tapper, whose fancy homes are miles away from the devastation they caused. You see, as awful as the media have been over the last three years, the Russia Hoax and the Impeachment Hoax were D.C. food fights. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t collateral damage or that innocent people weren’t hurt — like President Trump and his family — but politics is politics. You know the risks going in… Coronavirus is not a D.C. food fight. Like the CNN Race Riots of 2014, it affects everyday people: we have shut down our economy. The stock market is going insane. People are scared, worried, stressed, and have reason to be. Even if you remove the fear of the virus, no one can escape the fear of the panic, and the media’s blatant lies are only adding to this uncertainty and fear — and are doing so by design. And for what? To what end..? Well, for the exact same reasons the media ginned up those race riots: a depraved indifference to human life driven by nothing more than a political agenda and the naked greed that comes with ratings and clicks. Don’t believe me? Here’s the evidence… All the media’s coronavirus lies…. Keep in mind, these are not mistakes. Mistakes are random. Mistakes fall both ways. Our fake news media’s “mistakes” fall only one way — in the direction of ginning up panic in our streets and hatred of Trump and his supporters, who have already paid a very heavy price. As you read this list, no matter what you do, do not call the media the enemy of the people … because that would be wrong. Click here to continue reading:

Thanks to John Nolte for this outstanding, very detailed, analysis of the lies being told by the dominantly liberal mainstream media.  And, SO many of these lies are brazen and obvious.  Thanks John for exposing CNN and rest for their lies and bs.  Excellent!!

Dr. Drew: Media-driven panic over coronavirus is a bigger problem than the virus

Addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky panned the media’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, telling “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday that the root of the larger problem domestically has been the panic being spread by the mainstream media. “Essentially the entire problem we are having is due to panic, not the virus,” he said. “I was saying this six weeks ago. We have six deaths from the coronavirus, 18,000 from the flu. Why isn’t the message, ‘Get your flu vaccine'”? Pinsky, host of “Dr. Drew After Dark,” said the coronavirus impact has been milder than initially projected. “The entirety of the problem now is that people are being pushed into bankruptcy. Travel is down. The supply chain is being interrupted because of panic,” he reiterated. “The flu virus is vastly more consequential and nobody is talking about that.” He said that people who are wearing respirator masks are engaged in “panic behavior” rather than preventative measures. “It is a press-induced panic that will have real consequences. It will not be the virus,” Pinsky said. President Trump boasted of his administration’s work in combating the coronavirus during a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C. Monday evening, while laying into Democrats and his political rivals for trying to “politicize” the outbreak. Trump promised that there will soon be a vaccine ready to deal with the deadly virus and said that his administration is working hard to contain the current outbreak in the United States. “My administration has taken the most aggressive approach in American history to deal with coronavirus,” Trump said on stage at the Bojangles Coliseum. “We have strong borders and our tough and early actions have proven 100 percent right” He added: “We closed our borders very early to certain countries. We took a lot of heat … Washington Democrats are trying to politicize the coronavirus.”

Dr. Drew is spot on here.  In the time period that we had the 6 coronavirus deaths in February, we’ve had over 74 flu deaths in the U.S.  Now, we’re not minimizing ANY loss.  BUT, the coronavirus is the new and shiny subject for the media, and it’s only interested in tv ratings.  And the best way to drive them up is fear.  But, that has negatively impacted the stock market, travel, and so on.  So, do yourself a favor and don’t watch the dominantly liberal mainstream media, otherwise known as “fake news” (i.e. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS/NPR, etc.).  You’ll probably breathe a lot easier…  Thanks Dr. Drew!    🙂

U.S. Orders Cap on Chinese State Media Personnel

The Trump administration is ordering China’s major state media companies to sharply reduce the ranks of Chinese nationals in the U.S. in retaliation for years of tightening restrictions on American news outlets by Beijing. State Department officials announced Monday that a personnel cap is being imposed on four Chinese media companies, forcing them to reduce their Chinese employees in the U.S. to 100 in total, from 160. The four outlets targeted—Xinhua News Agency, China Radio International, China Global Television Network and China Daily—must comply with the new limits by March 13, the officials said. Those outlets purvey Chinese government views, and the State Department last month said their U.S. operations will be subject to the rules for representatives of a foreign government, not treated as independent news media. The Trump administration has adopted a get-tough policy toward Beijing, using tariffs, investment reviews and other tools as punishment for what it sees as a lack of reciprocity in its treatment of American businesses, products and, now, news organizations. In announcing the new cap, the State Department officials cited “a longstanding, negative trend” in Beijing’s treatment of foreign journalists. Though the officials said the action wasn’t taken in response to a particular incident, it comes after Beijing last month ordered the expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters over a headline on an opinion column that the Chinese government and many Chinese say was offensive. The headline referred to China as “the real sick man of Asia.”

We’re happy to see the Trump Administration taking a tougher posture with China.  This is a good thing, and long overdue.

Opinion/Analysis: Fox News More than Triples CNN’s Collapsing Viewership

Even with the Democrat primary in high gear, the U.S.S. CNN’s ratings are still beyond pathetic. The far-left CNN, a hate network that spreads conspiracy theories and promotes violence against President Trump and his supporters, could not even average a million viewers during the same week New Hampshire came out to vote. Worse still, CNN’s chief nemesis, Fox News, annihilated the fake news network in the ratings by averaging more than three times — three times! — as many primetime viewers as CNNLOL. Here’s the primetime breakdown of average viewers during the week of February 10: Fox: 3.2 million MSNBC: 1.677 million CNNLOL: 969,000 As you can see, during the first presidential primary in four years (Iowa is a caucus), CNNLOL belly-flopped into ninth place, losing to HGTV, TLC, the History Channel, and only barely beating the Hallmark Channel. How is that even possible? Wait, it gets worse… Here’s the total day viewership average for that same week: Fox: 1.743 million MSNBC: 920,000 CNNLOL: 630,000 Seriously, how is it even possible for a cable channel that’s currently available in some 85 million homes to attract only 630,000 average viewers throughout the day — especially during the week of the New Hampshire primary? Here’s a better question… How is it possible that CNN chief Jeff Zucker, who has not only failed to dig CNN’s ratings out of the dirt, but who has forever destroyed the credibility of CNN as a respected brand, still has a job? Numbers this low do not just point to a failure to attract viewers, they point to a flat-out rejection of CNNLOL by the American people. CNN is a joke now, a national punch-line… Throughout the country, CNN is shorthand for “fake news.” This failure and the overwhelming dominance of Fox News has to be especially bitter for a network that has devoted countless programming hours and much of its public identity to attacking and destroying Fox News… CNNLOL is obsessed with Fox, is constantly smearing Fox as dishonest, hysterical, and even “dangerous.” But here’s Fox, not just kicking CNN’s pasty fatass, but rubbing CNN’s face in the dirt, kicking in CNN’s door, raiding CNN’s refrigerator, petting CNN’s dog, and seducing CNN’s older sister. Compared to this same week last year, Fox is up 27 percent in total primetime viewers and 18 percent in total day viewers. Compared to this same week last year, CNNLOL is down five percent in primetime viewers and nine percent in total day. The only good news for CNN is that it lost a lower percentage of viewers than MSNBC, which was down 14 percent in prime time and 15 percent in total day. Okay, but… MSNBC still nearly doubled CNNLOL in total primetime viewers. CNN lost viewers during the week of the New Hampshire primary. How glorious is that? CNN expends all this energy, money, time… CNN is constantly running at a thousand-miler-per-hour… and for what? No one’s listening. No one’s watching. No one cares. CNN has no impact on anything anymore. It’s just Hate Porn for a sad, smug, and increasingly small subculture of crybaby conspiracy theorists and bitter sore losers. You tired of winning yet? Yeah, me neither.

HAHAHA!!!  That was hilarious!!   Thanks to John Nolte for that cocky, yet spot-on analysis of CNN’s demise.  CNN threw all its eggs into one basket; attacking Trump, and his supporters.   That’s not journalism.  Its  agenda-driven advocacy.  CNN used to be a dry, boring news network…basically like CSPAN.  Now it has devolved into this extreme liberal hack network that competes with MSNBC for who can pander the most to the most extreme liberal fringes of the Democrat demographic.  Basically it’s just a competition between the two of how many times they can say that Trump sucks, is a racist, is xenophobic, hates immigrants, and on and on in a given day.  That is why more and more viewers of those two failing networks are getting fed up, and are turning to Fox News which at least has SOME semblance of balance, and multiple points of view are heard during their hard news segments; something that doesn’t exist at CNN or MSNBC.  For many folks, the whole Michael Avenatti fiasco was the last straw.

Rush Limbaugh announces he has ‘advanced lung cancer’

Talk radio king Rush Limbaugh stunned his 20-million member audience Monday with the announcement he’s been diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer.” The 69-year-old conservative talk pioneer closed his broadcast with the grim news, saying he will be leaving his golden EIB microphone for treatment, but hopes to return later this week. “This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory, for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming,” Limbaugh said. “I’m sure that you all know by now that I really don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me… one thing that I know, that has happened over the 31-plus years of this program is that there has been an incredible bond that had developed between all of you and me.” The radio icon then told his audience that his job has provided him with the “greatness satisfaction and happiness” of his life. “So, I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you. It’s a struggle for me because I had to inform my staff earlier today,” he said. “I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down. The upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.” Limbaugh told listeners that the disease will keep him off the air on certain days when he’ll receive treatment. He said two medical institutions confirmed the diagnosis since he first realized something was wrong on Jan. 12 when he experienced shortness of breath. “I thought about not telling anybody,” he said. “It is what it is. You know me, I’m the mayor of Realville. This has happened and my intention is to come here every day I can, and do this program as normally and competently and expertly as I do each and every day because that is the source of my greatest satisfaction professionally, personally.” “I told the staff today that I have a deeply personal relationship with God that I do not proselytize about, but I do, and I have been working that relationship tremendously,” he said. “I am, at the moment, experiencing zero symptoms.” Limbaugh said he will undergo further testing and planned to “push ahead and keep everything as normal” as he could. “I felt that I had to tell you because that’s the kind of relationship that I feel like I have with those of you in this audience,” he said. “Over the years, a lot of people have been very nice, telling me how much this program has meant to them but, whatever that is, it pales in comparison to what you all have meant to me.” The radio veteran — widely considered one of the most powerful voices in conservative media — said he “can’t describe” the feeling but he’s aware his audience understood him. “The rest of the world may not,” Limbaugh said. “But, I know that you do.” Limbaugh called his listener base one of “the greatest sources of confidence” that he’s ever had in his life. “I hope I will be talking about this as little as necessary in the coming days, but we’ve got a great bunch of doctors, a great team assembled, we’re at full speed ahead on this,” Limbaugh said. “It’s just now a matter of implementing what we are going to be told later this week.” He said he “hopes” to be back on Thursday. “If not, it’ll be as soon as I can,” Limbaugh said. “Every day I’m not here, I’ll be thinking of you and missing you.”

And we’ll be missing you, and praying for you here at The Daily Buzz, Rush  So, hang in there!  I started listening to Rush back in the early ’90s shortly after Clinton was elected, and then read his first two books.  He inspired and motivated me to get involved in local politics.  His fans, called “dittoheads,” are legion.  We’re all pulling for ya, Rush!  For more on this story, click on the text above.