It's Your Sunday Show Rundown!
It may have been Memorial Day weekend, but that didn't stop the Sunday shows from doing their usual stupid Sunday show thing. As the country is slowly "reoopening," let's take a look at what was said while we are in what seems the calm eye of the COVID-19 storm.
We'll mainly focus on White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator and Dolores Umbridge runner-up, Dr. Deborah Birx. Making dual appearances on "Fox News Sunday" and ABC's "This Week," Birx tried to paint a sunny outlook while ignoring the horrible coronavirus response from the White House she serves.
On Fox, Chris Wallace tried to reconcile the White House's underestimations of the COVID-19 death toll.
‘Fox & Friends’ heartily agree from the safety of their underground bunkers.
David Marcus, in a New York Post op-ed this week, demanded that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio reopen New York already, because this whole lockdown is a bummer. Everyone else enjoys staying home all the time, so Marcus is sharing a bold and unique perspective.
Meanwhile, the Big Apple is dying.
Yes, he contrasts the 28,540 literal deaths from COVID-19 with New York City's metaphorical death. New York has “died" several times in the past, but the Big Apple has always bounced back. You can't resurrect human beings with some Starbucks and a Shake Shack.
Its streets are empty. The bars and jazz clubs, restaurants and coffeehouses sit barren. Beloved haunts, storied rooms, perfect-slice joints are shuttered, many for good. The sweat equity of countless small-business owners is evaporating. Instead of getting people back to work providing for their families, our mayor talks about a fantasyland New Deal for the post-coronavirus era.
That all sucks! (Well, the New Deal thing sounds good, if someone other than de Blasio was involved. I don't trust him to tie his shoes let alone bust an FDR-style move.) The coronavirus struck New York and all of America like an asteroid. I get that people want “their lives back," but you can't just quit a pandemic. That's not how this works.
Fox News hosts came this close to calling Obama's commencement speech 'shiftless.'
Barack Obama delivered a virtual commencement address Saturday for the 2020 graduates trapped at home with their families. Most Americans loved the reminder of what it was like to have a president, but others -- let's call them “Republicans" -- hated the reminder of when a black guy was president.
On Sunday's "Fox & Friends," co-host Jedediah Bila expressed her disgust with Obama's words, which she believed were “inappropriate" for the moment.
You can’t keep Americans cooped up forever ... or just two months.
The fine folks at Fox News believe a “movement is coming," and it's a movement where Americans defy the law and endanger the lives of others. When desperate immigrants sought asylum at our borders, conservative pundits wanted to lock 'em up and build WALL. That was a national crisis. Now, Fox hosts valiantly defend the inalienable rights of white people to do whatever the hell they want, no matter the cost.
On the weekend edition of “Fox & Friends," Pete Hegseth, whose hands you should never touch, declared that people were “done" with the shutdowns, and it was their impatience that had let to some governors relaxing restrictions -- not any namby-pamby science.