Tuesday, December 8, 2020


This evening I began watching CNN. I saw two stories. One about the Supreme Court decision and a second about COVID policies. In each an expert or experts were brought in to comment on the issues.

Then I switched to FOX to see if that station would acknowledge the Supreme Court decision. There I also watched a story about COVID and the Supreme Court decision.

The two networks' reporting were antithetical. On Fox, it was as if I was watching a story from a government sponsored station in a dictatorship.

I can see now why Fox viewers might feel as if there is no need to wear a mask or change their behavior during the pandemic. The Fox expert sounded exasperated that the governor of Michigan had tightened restrictions on businesses. He asserted that COVID really only hurts old people and those with preexisting conditions. The rest of the population should not be restricted. On CNN three doctors were concerned about the surge of cases.

Two experts discussing the Supreme Court decision on Fox contended that despite the decision the fight to reverse the election results was not over. An expert on CNN asserted that the Supreme Court decision ended any remaining notions that Trump would emerge as the victor. Two completely opposite perspectives.

I see the president speaking about how he won and claiming that "everyone" knows he's won.  He was unmasked when he made the statement.  Our president has lost touch with reality.  And his, for all purposes, government run television station is supporting foolish and dangerous behavior.

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