On Friday evening, the community night newscasts all led with daunting information of the coronavirus, however CBS’s Norah O’Donnell rang the loudest alarm: “Tonight, the warning of a catastrophic and unsustainable state of affairs with COVID-19. The U.S. hits almost 45,000 new coronavirus instances in a single day, the most important ever.” The chief well being officer in Houston gave the “catastrophic and unsustainable” quote.
All three reported on the primary coronavirus job power press briefing, and highlighted tough questions from the community reporters to Vice President Mike Pence about how the Trump-Pence marketing campaign may decrease itself to those harmful rallies with “no masks.” The very first query was ABC reporter Kyra Phillips:
KYRA PHILLIPS: The entire consultants on the duty power are stressing the significance of social distancing, and in addition the specter of crowds, but your marketing campaign has held two large rallies, no social distancing, no masks…are you able to inform me why you proceed to do that, why your marketing campaign continues to carry these rallies?
That is not an correct query, since some folks wore masks, and the marketing campaign handed out masks to attendees of the Tulsa rally.
Pence steered the pandemic would not droop folks’s proper to peacefully assemble, which the networks handled because the mistaken reply. However they did not scold the Black Lives Matter protesters for his or her apparent lack of social distancing. There was no central workplace to scold. The Left will get to carry “leaderless” and “natural” protests that nobody questions.
On the CBS Night Information, they performed Paula Reid’s query, the final within the briefing (as did ABC):
PAULA REID: On the marketing campaign, although it actually does sound such as you’re saying ‘Do as we say, not as we do. You are telling folks to take heed to native officers. However in Tulsa, you defied native well being officers to have an occasion, that despite the fact that you say it did not end in a spike, dozens of Secret Service brokers, dozens of marketing campaign staffers at the moment are quarantined after optimistic exams, after which in Arizona, one of many hardest hit states, you packed a church with younger individuals who weren’t carrying masks. So how are you going to say that the marketing campaign will not be a part of the issue that Dr. Fauci laid out?”
Each ABC and CBS highlighted that Rep. Liz Cheney tweeted a photograph of former Vice President Dick Cheney carrying a masks with the hashtag #RealMenWearMasks. “I believe they name that throwing shade,” Norah O’Donnell quipped. Cheney, who’s 79, has had a coronary heart transplant, so he’s particularly in danger.