(Tea Party PAC) – There’s nothing more frustrating than the double standard within the mainstream media concerning the criticism of President Donald Trump and the lack of accountability these same journalists show toward folks on the left who make egregious mistakes and participate in horrible behaviors.
If President Trump so much as breathes wrong, you can count on CNN and MSNBC to write up a story about it, blaming him for polluting the air so badly that he’s given himself asthma, despite the utter nonsense of such a thought. That’s the kind of reporting done today by the press.
Trump has come under heavy fire from the media about his response to the coronavirus outbreak, but back when the H1N1 virus was sweeping America and Obama went golfing, the critics were silent.
Here’s more on the hypocrisy from Gateway Pundit:
Back in 2009 when the Swine Flu – H1N1 influenza was sweeping across the country Obama went golfing.
Funny how the media never brings this up.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that that during the outbreak there were 60.8 million cases in the US, 274,000 hospitalizations, and 12,469 deaths.
There’s video of one reporter asking the White House press secretary about the optics of Obama golfing while Americans were dying.
Obama was hands off-
Beginning of 2009 H1N1 Pandemic.
Astonishing comparing the behavior of Press then and now!
*Articles/Media never blamed Obama- even with lack of vaccine.
Obama gave speeches/no quest.
💥60.8 million cases
*12,000 died U.S. pic.twitter.com/2to6hHh5ir
— Lawyerforlaws (@lawyer4laws) March 22, 2020
So here we have the former President of the United States playing golf during a national health crisis, the same day he declared a national emergency. And yet, the critics didn’t say a word about it. The mainstream media wasn’t lined up to take major shots at Obama for his failure to adequately address this very deadly disease.
He was too busy sharpening up his golf skills, something he spent a whole lot of time doing during his tenure in office. And yet, Trump is somehow a failure in this regard.
Here’s more from PJ Media:
Mr. Obama added, “We want to ensure that in the worst-case scenario, we can manage the situation appropriately.”
The president’s comments came at the end of a weeklong balancing act in which his public words and actions were carefully measured to summon a sense of urgency without setting off a panic. It was no coincidence, his aides said, that he played golf the day his administration declared a national emergency. And there were behind-the-scenes worries about whether he would be ridiculed for using a presidential news conference to urge people to wash their hands.
Just imagine what would happen if President Trump had played golf right after declaring a national emergency with the coronavirus? The news coverage of this would be nonstop. It would be all we would hear about for the rest of the election year. It would be a political weapon in the hands of the left, designed to destroy any chances Trump had in being re-elected.
So Obama went off golfing as a means of showing people “not to panic,” despite the fact this pandemic was causing an average of 1,000 deaths a month? Really?
When Trump declared a national emergency just two days after the World Health Organization declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic, he was ruthlessly mocked for it. It took Obama four months to take this kind of action during the H1N1 crisis. Over 1,000 deaths had occured by that point.
But, according to leftist news outlets, all was going well because Obama was out whacking around golf balls.