COVID-1? How Stupid are the Trump-Fluffing Hacks on Fox News?

From the outset of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Donald Trump and his enablers at State TV (aka Fox News) have been producing an impressive amount of propaganda and outright lies. Trump spends the majority of his time at the Coronavirus Task Force briefings defending his abysmal record and yelling at reporters. He has, in fact, hijacked the briefings to transform them into campaign events for his reelection. And now Trump has ordered the Treasury Department to put his name on the stimulus checks that Congress allocated as relief for the severe economic hardship the nation is suffering.

Donald Trump, Stimulus Check

Never mind that it isn’t his money, it’s the American people’s money. Trump just wants to make sure that there is some acknowledgement that the checks are connected to him. He doesn’t need to worry about that. Most Americans already know that the only reason these checks had to be issued was due to Trump’s negligence and incompetence. Note also that some 80 million people will be getting these funds via direct deposit and will never see a paper check.

Meanwhile, Fox News continues to parrot whatever falsehoods and self-exalting disinformation flows from Trump and his regime. They recently ran a dangerously deceitful segment that actually asserted that the coronavirus was not and is not a pandemic.” And their perversions of reality are having an impact, at least on those foolish enough to rely on Fox News.

The startling abundance of idiocy never ceases to amaze. Just this week Trump declared that as President he has “total authority” to force states to bend to his fascistic will (a position he didn’t really think through). He also announced that in the middle of a global pandemic he was halting funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), ostensibly because they were soft on China near the beginning of the crisis. But they weren’t nearly as soft as Trump:

As if that weren’t dumb enough, Trump’s senior White House counselor, Kellyanne Conway, visited the “Curvy Couch” potatoes of Fox and Friends for a little Trump-fluffing and cult sermonizing. Conway sought to defend Trump’s defunding of the WHO by accusing them of not adhering to the facts. Which makes her remarks ever more asinine:

“This is COVID-19, not COVID-1 folks, and so you would think the people in charge of the World Health Organization, facts and figures, would be on top of that.”

Is it possible that Conway actually believes that the pandemic was caused by the nineteenth iteration of the coronavirus and that there were eighteen prior strains that we should have learned from? For the record, COVID-19 was named for being the coronavirus disease of 2019. And yet, this is her argument for adhering to the facts?

Well, to be fair, it was Kellyanne Conway who originated the phrase alternative facts.” So it’s kind of her brand. But no one at Fox News bothered to correct her. And, in the end, it serves to validate the studies that have long proved that watching Fox News makes people stupider.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.


7 thoughts on “COVID-1? How Stupid are the Trump-Fluffing Hacks on Fox News?

  1. Still surprised I actually got the money. I kept calling it a “mythical” check since I figured I’m not a Tyrant Worshiper and I live in California. Both taking me completely out of Terrorist Donnie’s worldview. Now, I don’t know what to do with it. Accepting IT means accepting HIM, and I will never do THAT.

    And of course, we’re going to be paying it back with next year’s taxes — something the TyrantLickers don’t understand.

    • I felt the same so I sent the money to my housekeeper because all her clients have bailed. I, too, stopped having her come to clean but was continuing to pay her.

    • I too, am NO Tyrant Trump worshipper & reside in CA, an area where we can’t even get the test kits for this virus, so we know who is/is not infected & can then deal effectively with the virus by separating the infected until they are well again. Without doing that, this could drag on for very long time to come!
      But I disagree that accepting the money is accepting Trump. My money is in my acct. today & I won’t have any problems spending it! It’s our patriotic duty to spend that $$ & get our economy moving again ~ would sure help if had places to go out & spend it. But would be very unsafe, since we don’t know who we come in contact with that may be infected. Widespread, massive testing program would help fix that & nothing else will. Separating the sick from the well is a no-brainer!
      I will spend that money ~ as you said, we taxpayers have to pay it back, unlike the Billions $$$ given to Corporate Donor Class. I’ll spend most of it helping the people & animals being harmed by Trump & his idiot crew of numbchucks. And the rest will likely go to pay some bills.
      These are American tax dollars that the non-wealthy among us have to repay, so spend it I will, but that’s IN NO WAY any sort of endorsement of the flatulent ass-face who got us into this mess & is now spewing more lies while refusing to do anything to actually help the situation he’s put us all in!

  2. Just when you think they can’t get any stupider, WHAM! They exceed expectations. And people will believe this. I made a joke– at least I thought it was a a joke — on social media a few months ago about this being #19. I couldn’t believe how many took it literally. So the lying minister of propaganda knows she will mislead many. “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.”

  3. This administration and the Republicans that condone it are either like-minded self serving narcissists or are engaging in a folie à deux. Folie à deux is a group of people who share in psychoses and/or delusions. It’s terrifying.

    The ONLY way out of this is to vote out Republicans from local to national offices and seats. It’s imperative

      They chose to defend Trump over defending our Country & Constitution! They are traitors who violated their Oaths of Office, so cannot be trusted by the American People!

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