The Daily Show put together a video called, “A Salute to Premature Salutes,” featuring Fox News hosts singing the praises of Texas and Florida for their supposedly masterful handling of the coronavirus - in the spring.
“Florida got it right, Texas got it right, and guess what? Now it’s time for all the states to follow their lead,” Hannity said on May 20, in the clip that opens the video. We also saw him badgering Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis to allow him back into Florida, on May 28.
“Governor DeSantis now looks like a genius,” Mike Huckabee said on May 20.
“They look to Florida, they look to Texas, that have reopened and it hasn’t led to a massive second wave,” Pete Hegseth said, on May 24, We also saw him saying, on April 25, “I’ve always wanted to move to Texas. Now I think I have to.”
As you probably know, Florida and Texas are now second and third, respectively, in total U.S. coronavirus cases, right behind California. They have surpassed New York and New Jersey, states which supposedly have offered lessons in “what not to do,” according to Hannity.
Watch it below for some laughs at the Fox News propagandists' expense below, via The Daily Show.
(H/T reader Eric J.)
Looking back, maybe Trump and Fox News shouldn’t have taken these victory laps on coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/UDXzxDqEjT— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 9, 2020
Don’t know if that report was true or not but I feel it’s legitimate to trust the GOP to focus on creating a smoke screen. NY was the first major epidemic to hit the States and I personally think that Cuomo reacted about as quickly as was humanly possible. While everybody seemed to be criticising him, he forged ahead slowly but surely, even though the results took a long time to appear.
His daily briefings should become a classic example of how leaders should behave: factual, concise, blunt, factual, a touch of humour, and – never forget – factual.