'Why No One Trusts Media': NYT Reporters Circulate Misleading Trump Quote on Wuhan Coronavirus

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Posted: Mar 17, 2020 9:00 AM
'Why No One Trusts Media': NYT Reporters Circulate Misleading Trump Quote on Wuhan Coronavirus

Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file

The United States and much of the world is battling the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, and yet, New York Times journalists can’t even put aside partisanship to simply report the facts—what people need the most right now.

The latest example comes from reports about a call between President Trump and governors about COVID-19.

At least four NYT journalists reported that Trump told these state leaders they are on their own in terms of acquiring medical supplies. The only problem, of course, is that it's incredibly misleading without the next sentence.

Now, here’s the full quote:

“Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves. We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.”

And that's why Trump calls the media the enemy of the people.