by: Brent Smith
On Tuesday, the ultra-leftist Guardian website posted an article entitled: “Arizona man dies after attempting to take Trump coronavirus ‘cure’.”
Well that’s a surprise on at least two fronts. First – I wasn’t aware that Trump was president, a doctor and a research scientist. Who knew?
And second, what kind of moron would drink fish tank cleaner – for any reason?
Oh and there is a third point, yet it’s no surprise. It’s the Guardian’s practice of yellow journalism when it comes to reporting on Trump.
If one would read the entire article, you don’t discover the facts, as they are, until paragraph 11 – at least three quarters of the way through the article. The article is only 15 paragraphs long.
But this is standard operating procedure for leftist advocates dressed up as journalists. Or as retired talk show host (although he’s back on radio for the 2020 election) Jay Severin has coined them – ja-whore-nalists. Yes it’s crude, but you can’t say it’s not accurate.
Studies upon studies of consumers of news have found that the overwhelming majority of the readers rarely get through even half an article, much less the whole thing. And many merely glance at the headline and maybe a paragraph or two.
These crappy yellow journalists know this, so they purposely bury the actual truth deep into the article.
And this is a perfect example.
The article begins by saying: “A Phoenix-area man has died and his wife was in critical condition after the couple took chloroquine phosphate, an additive used to clean fish tanks that is also found in an anti-malaria medication touted by Donald Trump as a treatment for Covid-19.”
First, the couple did not take “chloroquine phosphate.” They drank a fish tank cleaner that contained chloroquine phosphate. Big difference.
And second, the president said the drug, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, combined with another – azithromycin, or a ‘z’pack, had “very, very encouraging early results.” And he’s right – they have.
Trump did misspeak, saying that the FDA had approved it. They had, as an anti-malaria drug, not for Covid-19. However the FDA released a statement correcting this. He did go on Twitter later to add that chloroquine taken in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin could be “one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.”
Notice the word “COULD” – not “is” or “will” be.
But during his press briefing, Trump also stated that the drug would be made available by “prescription.”
So however you cut it, this individual and his wife went off half-cocked, and did what they shouldn’t have.
So the real question that should be asked of the wife is this.
Did you actually watch, listen and understand what was said during the President’s briefing? Without even hearing her answer, I know it to be no. Or, which is more likely, did they hear or read an account of his presser from the leftist hate-Trump-media?
The bottom line comes down to an old political adage. “You can’t legislate stupid,” which basically means that some people will continue to be stupid no matter what.
This unfortunately, is one of those incidences.