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News Media Caught Deliberately Misquoting Trump on Conoravirus


The New York Times is so depraved in its hatred of President Trump that it has now deliberately misrepresented something he said in managing the COVID-19 crisis to create the misimpression that he’s not doing anything.

Yesterday, President Trump held a conference call with governors around the country. During that call, he said the following: “We are backing you in terms of equipment and getting you what you need. Also, in terms of 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.”

The New York Times‘ ran a story on this call with the following headline: “Trump to Governors on Ventilators: ‘Try Getting It Yourselves.’”

They then tweeted their article out with the following blurb: “Trump told governors this morning they are on their own: ‘Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,’ Mr. Trump told the governors during the conference call, a recording of which was shared with The New York Times.”

Then they literally edited out of the original version of their story Trump’s first sentence, in which he stated that his administration would get the governors what they need.

In three different ways, the New York Times went out of its way to deliberately “report” that President Trump said the opposite of what he actually said.

But the NYT was not alone in defaming the president during a national crisis. The headline of pretty much every establishment “news” organization’s story on this was, “Trump to Governors on Ventilators: ‘Try Getting It Yourselves'” or something within a word or two of that.

I have not found one article from an establishment “news” organization that did not take the president’s statement out of context.

We all know that the “news” media have a pathological hatred of President Trump. But we are in a national crisis, and whatever anyone thinks of him, he is our one and only president, and he is the one person charged under our Constitution with dealing with that crisis.

For the “news” media to deliberately defame our president – any president – in his handling of a national crisis rather than working with him to report accurate information to help manage the crisis is sick. It is depraved.

The “news” media get indignant about people not trusting and respecting them, but when they show that their pathological hatred of the president is stronger than any concern for the welfare of our country and people, they prove that they don’t deserve any trust or respect.

Author: Ken Falkenstein

Ken Falkenstein is the Managing Editor of Committed Conservative and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in public affairs to the job. Ken served in the U.S. Army in the last years of the Cold War as a Russian linguist for military intelligence and the NSA. After leaving the Army, he earned his degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University, where he also wrote a popular column in the student newspaper. Upon graduation, Ken worked as a Legislative Aide to two Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates. Ken also served as Corresponding Secretary of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia, managed several successful political campaigns, and managed governmental affairs operations for a local Realtor association. In 1995, Ken moved to Washington, DC to serve as a Legislative Assistant to Sen. John Warner (R-VA). While working for Sen. Warner, Ken attended law school at night, earning his J.D. with honors from the George Mason University School of Law (n/k/a The Antonin Scalia Law School). Since that time, Ken has practiced as a civil litigation attorney, including serving for three years as an Associate City Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ken previously was a contributor to the highly-regarded political blog Bearing Drift and was a weekly co-host of The Steve Batton Radio Program. In 2016, Ken ran unsuccessfully for the Virginia Beach School Board. Ken is also a former President of the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads. Ken now lives outside of Denver, Colorado with his wife, Kim, and three sons, Adam, Dylan, and Joshua, who has Down syndrome. Ken’s writing is motivated and informed primarily by his concern for his kids’ future.