The following article, Marco Rubio Gets Confronted By MSNBC Host Over Saying Some Journalists ‘Giddy’ Over COVID-19, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Sen. Marco Rubio has found himself in the hot seat with MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle after making the comment that some journalists are thrilled over the spread of the coronavirus, a statement he defended.
Ruhle asked Rubio to explain the tweet which he made earlier in the week, noting a portion where he said: “Some in our media can’t contain their glee & delight in reporting that the U.S. has more #CoronaVirus cases than #China…Beyond being grotesque, it’s bad journalism.”
Beyond being grotesque,its bad journalism
We have NO IDEA how many cases China really has but without any doubt its significantly more than why they admit to
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 29, 2020
Here’s more from Washington Examiner:
“I need to ask you this, because I’m a journalist,” Ruhle said. “We’re not just some personalities. You called out journalism. And I need to understand why on earth you did this.”
Rubio said some journalists are “doing exactly what I said.”
“Well, because there are some journalists that were doing exactly what I said,” the Florida Republican responded. “I read reports about how some Republicans are doing this, or some members of Congress are doing that. I don’t know what other word to describe who’s doing something and who isn’t.”
Rubio gave a few examples of certain situations where he believes that journalists expressed happiness in reporting on coronavirus figures and noted that he said “some” not all journalists were behaving this way.
MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle confronts Rubio about his tweet claiming the media "couldn't contain their glee" about the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. pic.twitter.com/It57vg5zb8
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) April 3, 2020
Rubio found support among many on the right, including Caleb Hull who tweeted:
This tweet is objectively true. Amazing how many blue checks are triggered by it.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 29, 2020
The bottom line is, there are probably some journalists who are excited by the prospects that this virus is providing for the progressive movement. After all, Democrats are using this situation to try and pass a bunch of pet projects they want made law through inside these coronavirus relief packages, so is it so far fetched to think liberal journalists might think the same way?
Regardless, here’s to hoping this all goes away sooner rather than later.