Chuck Todd Is wrong (again): There are huge downsides to media being overly alarmist

Chuck Todd Is wrong (again): There are huge downsides to media being overly alarmist
Chuck Todd (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Whatever it takes to defeat Trump in November.]

There are no costs associated with being “overly alarmist” in the face of a global pandemic, “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd claimed on Sunday. His comment encapsulates the attitude of the media and other elites as they drive people and state and local governments deeper into a panic that has resulted in the loss of tens of millions of jobs, the likely permanent closures of hundreds of thousands of businesses, a general inability to pay rent and other monthly bills, a lack of treatment for non-coronavirus health problems, the closure of churches and schools, the exacerbation of disparities by socio-economic status in educational attainment, disruptions to the supply chain, and the destruction of trillions of dollars of American wealth.

What Todd portrays as “caution” people should strongly encourage is a radical destruction of systems.

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