Media manufacturing hype with headlines
Huff Poo had this glaring headline on its site this morning.
What was the headline when you clicked on the article?
So what was in the article that showed Trump was cracking jokes?
Trump mocked challenger Joe Biden for raising alarms about the pandemic, despite surging cases around the country and more positive infections at the White House.
First here is what Biden said at his 'drive-in' campaign event:
“We don’t want to become super spreaders,” Biden told supporters at a “drive-in” rally Saturday in Bucks County, Pennsylvania,
Biden pressed his case that Trump was showing dangerous indifference to the surging virus on a day he looked to boost his candidacy with the star power of rock legend Jon Bon Jovi, who performed before Biden took the stage at a second drive-in rally in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
The president said that he watched Biden’s Bucks County rally as he flew to North Carolina and sarcastically observed that it appeared attendees, who were in their cars, weren’t properly socially distancing.
“It’s always cases, cases, cases. They don’t talk about deaths,” Trump complained to a crowd of several thousand at an outdoor rally in Circleville Ohio, where few wore masks even as they stood and sat shoulder to shoulder. “They’re trying to scare everybody,” he said.
“You know why we have cases?” Trump asked. “’Cause we test so much. And in many ways, it’s good. And in many ways, it’s foolish. In many ways, OK? In many ways it’s very foolish.”
Trump went further, pushing a conspiracy theory that hospitals are over-classifying coronavirus deaths because “doctors get more money and hospitals get more money”
What did he base that on you ask?
Deeming the claim false, PolitiFact noted: "Under the CARES Act, the largest of the three federal stimulus laws enacted in response to the coronavirus, Medicare pays hospitals a 20% 'add on' to its regular payment for Covid-19 patients. But there is no indication that hospitals are over-identifying patients as having Covid-19 for the sake of padding their revenue. If anything, evidence suggests the illness is being under diagnosed."
At times I think Trump is trying to lose. Does he know that the election has been rigged in Biden's favor? Remember last year when Hillary cackled and said that she knew who'd win the election? That snide look on her face when she did? Numerous people have said that the election is decided in backrooms between the real power players who duke it out to get their 'person' to get to play CEO for 4-8 years.
The Fake News is talking about CASES, CASES, CASES. This includes many low risk people. Media is doing everything possible to create fear prior to November 3rd. The Cases are up because TESTING is way up, by far the most, and best, in the world. Mortality rate is DOWN 85% plus!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2020
BTW here are more details on the great deal the Sackler family got for addicting millions to OxyContin.
Right wingers blame addiction on the person suffering from it instead of placing the blame where it belongs. The Sacklers and their fellow drug pushers lied to doctors and patients about how addictive it was and people who deal with chronic pain got hoovered into taking a product that could cost them their lives in numerous ways if they got addicted.
Also including this tweet because this stuff is happening here too.
Great clip explaining the woes of neoliberalism (re the UK, but applies here just as well) https://t.co/rWRI0xy5gw
— Pat the Independent (@PatTheBerner) October 25, 2020
Lots of brand new companies are getting contracts for all kinds of things that they are not qualified to run. Look at how many private companies sprung up to spy on us after Bush/Obama. This type of corruption can not be voted out.