This meme is fictional, but be honest: You could totally see CNN or MSNBC reporting on this iconic photo just like this, couldn’t you? Sadly, ever since Donald Trump became a candidate for president in June of 2015, our choices for honest media coverage has been between garbage… or hot garbage.
The president’s daily Chinese virus briefings have been getting crazy television ratings for the news networks that cover them. But then the viewership plummets the moment that the hot garbage reporters start asking their dumb “gotcha” questions. They truly are an enemy of the people!
This should have been the media’s time to shine. American viewers are desperate for accurate, fair, non-partisan information about this scary new virus. Instead, all we get is hot garbage. Like the media’s insistence that calling it the “Chinese virus” was somehow a racist dog whistle on the part of President Trump. Really? Then “Russian collusion” must be racist too, right, geniuses?
It’s so tiresome. Anyway, we love this meme because we could totally imagine CNN reporting on the Navy hospital ship arriving at New York City as if Trump had ordered the Navy to steal the Statue of Liberty. You’re that awesome, mainstream media!