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Sat Apr 25, 2020, 11:04 AM

Don't drink the bleach: Why is the elite press still covering for Trump's profound stupidity?


from Salon:


Don't drink the bleach: Why is the elite press still covering for Trump's profound stupidity?
A new media low: "Both sides" coverage of Trump's suggestion that injecting cleaning products might be a cure

Dan Froomkin
April 24, 2020 9:01PM (UTC)


Presented with incontrovertible evidence that Donald Trump is stupid and clueless and that the American people should not follow his advice, reporters and editors in America's top newsrooms averted their eyes.

Home delivery subscribers to the Washington Post, for instance, wouldn't have a clue that Trump on Thursday evening proposed injecting patients with disinfectants to see if they would kill the coronavirus in lungs, as they do on the kitchen counter. There was no mention of it in the print edition.

Yes, Trump actually asked, after hearing a presentation on how bleach and rubbing alcohol can kill the virus on surfaces: "Is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because, you see, it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that."

Is there a stupider, more dangerous thing he could possibly say? Could he possibly give a clearer indication that he is manifestly unfit to lead the nation during a public health crisis? Small children know better than this.

But the initial Associated Press story by Kevin Freking was headlined: "Trump showcases idea heat, humidity could help fight virus," and only noted Trump's disinfectant-injecting suggestion in passing. ..........(more)

https://www.salon.com/2020/04/24/dont-drink-the-bleach-why-is-the-elite-press-still-covering-for-trumps-profound-stupidity/





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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 11:17 AM

1. NYT: We've deleted an earlier tweet and updated a sentence in our article that implied that only "s




We've deleted an earlier tweet and updated a sentence in our article that implied that only "some experts" view the ingestion of household disinfectants as dangerous. To be clear, there is no debate on the danger.


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Response to riversedge (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 12:22 PM

4. +1. They've been trying to rationalize and normalize Trump from day one



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 11:23 AM

2. I was thinking about it this morning and this bee ess is completely....

in line with the Randian Hyper-individualistic ideology.

Vaccine programs and stay at home laws are all community based "socialism".

Dosing yourself with even crackpot cures made from easy to get items is the province of the far right magical thinking.

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 12:15 PM

3. Agreed.

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