It’s a common misconception that the fake news media only uses straight out lies. There are several strategies to create and promote fake news used by major outlets. One of those involves creating a news item that does not exist and then building on it. As disgraceful as it may sound, the fake news media has built up a juicy false news story leveraging the COVID-19 crisis.
The fake news and establishment media have been building a phony narrative that tries to persuade everyday Americans that President Donald Trump and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases chief Anthony Fauci are at odd about combating the COVID-19 outbreak. This type of phony narrative has become so commonplace in the media that it looks cookie-cutter.
CNN, widely considered the leader in fake news, recently posted a piece by notorious Trump-hater Chris Cillizza under the headline: “Has Donald Trump had enough of Anthony Fauci?”
The piece fails to mention that Fauci serves at the pleasure of the president and has been brought into the Trump Administration’s inner circle. He’s been hailed as reliable and instrumental by President Trump.
“The people behind me are total pros. All over the world, they’re respected — Dr. Birx; Anthony, who has become a — where is Anthony? — become a major television star for — for all the right reasons. No, he’s just so professional. So good,” President Trump said.
But…that’s precisely where the fake news media pounces. Compliments trigger the left-wing zealots’ derangement syndrome. Anytime the president openly works cooperatively with an expert, well, that runs contrary to the fake news media’s long-standing message. To them, President Trump cannot lead, and talented people would not work with him.
“(Fauci) has grown bolder in correcting the president’s falsehoods and overly rosy statements about the spread of the coronavirus in the past two weeks — and he has become a hero to the president’s critics because of it. And now, Mr. Trump’s patience has started to wear thin,” CNN quoted from the New York Times.
Media personalities have openly complained that President Trump takes up a great deal of bandwidth during COVID-19 press conferences. In fact, the president has embarrassed them by taking them to task for not practicing social distancing.
“You’re actually sitting too close. Really, we should probably get rid of about 75, 80 percent of you. I’ll have just two or three of you that I like in this room. I think that’s a great way of doing it,” Trump said. “You’re actually much too close,” he said, pointing to a particular reporter. “You should move. You should move immediately.”
The president has pointed out that the fake news media has routinely published false claims issued by the Chinese government despite the fact the communists lied and withheld critical information about COVID-19. But the root of the Fauci fake news is grounded in the fact the infectious disease expert says no rift whatsoever exists between him and the president.
“I would wish that would stop because we have a much bigger problem here than trying to point out differences. They really, fundamentally, at the core when you look at it, there are not differences. The president has listened to what I’ve said with the other people on the task force have said,” Fauci said. “When I’ve made recommendations, he’s taken them. He’s never countered and overridden me. The idea of pitting one against the other is just not helpful, and I’d wish that would stop, so we can look ahead at the challenge we have together to get over this thing.”