Marco Rubio paused from tweeting out Bible verses just long enough to rip into the media for enjoying the devastation from the coronavirus pandemic rampaging through our country.
Beyond being grotesque,its bad journalism
We have NO IDEA how many cases China really has but without any doubt its significantly more than why they admit to
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 29, 2020
I’m glad he’s talking about it because it’s true, but also because he said “some” – not all of the media are complete scumbags eager to report Chinese propaganda in order to hurt Trump.
As you can imagine, some in the media were not happy about it:
Senator, either you have no clue what you’re talking about or you’re being a jerk. I have friends in this industry who have the virus. We have to make exceptionally challenging calls about sending reporters into hot spots or places where they could get it. Do better.
— Sam Stein (@samstein) March 29, 2020
We have colleagues who have died. https://t.co/h36kWayxpQ
— Katy Tur (@KatyTurNBC) March 29, 2020
Glee and delight? Every journalist I know is terrified about being laid off right now. People are dying. You had the chance to remove Trump from office in January and looked the other way even though you know he’s corrupt and incompetent. Now look where we are.
— Molly Knight (@molly_knight) March 29, 2020
Journalists are concentrated in cities that are being ravaged by a plague that could have been better contained with a competent president. They’re lonely and scared and reporting while homeschooling their kids. No one feels glee or delight. Some of us feel white hot rage.
— Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn) March 29, 2020
Is white hot rage worst than the colored kind? Seems kinda racist. Anyway… we wrote about how China is passing off medical supplies that just don’t work to the rest of the world. And then you got Chuck Todd asking if Trump has blood on his hands! I mean, c’mon.