Stop the divisiveness, misinformation

Donald Trump told well-known reporter Bob Woodward he knew how deadly the virus was in early February and admitted he kept that knowledge from the public. Trump’s admissions are in stark contrast to his frequent public comments at the time insisting the virus was “going to disappear” and “all work out fine.”

It is September and we still have PPE shortages nationally and only scattered parts of the country where control of the pandemic allows opening schools. Where could our businesses and educational institutions, not to mention our social lives in this country, now be with leadership that had followed well-established responses to pandemics? Consider what we have all lost. Do you want to continue to live this Third World life?

We already were becoming a red or blue nation before this officeholder. The encouragement for white nationalism, denigration and evisceration of our governing institutions from the State Department to the EPA and CDC (now even the military), cutting of the information flow from intelligence to coronavirus statistics and legislative constipation between the two Houses (thanks be here also to our wonderful long-term senator) has left us with an autocracy advised by a committee of unconfirmed Cabinet members, yes-men and women formerly from Fox News, unqualified family members and agenda-driven professionals from ranging from Steve Bannon to now Steven Miller generally listed as “senior advisors.”

Not true? One small example; Trump said he would not fund the U.S. Post Office which could hamper mail-in balloting and perceived unfavorable votes. He installed, for the first time ever, a postmaster with no prior experience with the postal service. When called on it, claims were made to the contrary by the new Postmaster. Yet the advisory to eBay sellers this Sept. 9 is: “USPS is experiencing significant delays across their delivery network. Please consider using other carrier options that may provide a better buyer experience.” The Senate just submitted a report noting USPS deliveries of temperature and time-sensitive prescription drug medications are being significantly delayed.

Autocracies gain power by sowing divisiveness and misinformation. Consider your vote carefully.

Scott Stanley

Elizabethtown

Questioning details used by columnist

The question begs to be asked, “Will the lies ever stop from the paramilitary arm of the Democratic Party, the Fake News Media?” Apparently not. Case in point the column by Trudy Rubin of the Philadelphia Inquirer in the Sept. 6 edition of The News-Enterprise. You need to remember the Philadelphia Inquirer is a failing newspaper, almost going under in 2018. It’s total circulation of about 158,000 pales in comparison to the National Inquirer’s 265,000, another fake tabloid.

A quick analysis of the article.

Lie No. 1: A pro-Trump caravan “hurling paintballs” and “driving into protesters, leaving one person dead from an unsolved shooting.” Unsolved no longer as Antifa armed security Michael Reinoehl killed a member of the Patriot Prayer group Jay Danielson. Surveillance cameras clearly show Reinoehl waiting to ambush Danielson, shooting him twice. I guess Rubin thinks it’s wrong to shoot paintballs but OK to kill Christians with bullets. Reinhoel was killed in a shootout with U.S. marshals trying to arrest him.

Lie No. 2: “Details of the Rittenhouse shooting remain unclear.” There’s nothing unclear about this shooting. As 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was trying to put out fires set by BLM and Antifa thugs in Kenosha, he was attacked and fired upon as confirmed by video surveillance. Rittenhouse, seeing a man with a firearm, shot that individual in the arm and shooting two other individuals, one attacking him with a skateboard. I see it as a case of self-defense, plain and simple.

Lie No. 3: “this follows on Trump’s praise for torch wielding Neo-Nazi supporters in Charlottesville, Virginia.” This is the one of the blatant lies told about Trump. Trump at no time has heaped praise on Neo-Nazis. In fact, some of his comments from his statement on Aug. 15, 2017 were, “I do think there is blame – yes, I think there is blame on both sides” and “we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence.”

A recent Gallup poll showed six out of 10 Americans have no trust in the news media. Is it any wonder?

Lanny Vincent

Buffalo

(3) comments

Linda

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/09/how-american-journalism-died/?fbclid=IwAR2Kgfrg013mYDqOiSbkJT9UGhkh7LOZUw61KhdRCu-Mfy5ipEaL1_ihwaI

Here's the real story on how President Trump handled the Wuhan virus not CNN's Fake News.

Linda

What PPE, face mask shortages? Every store in the US is handing out face masks wholesale. What encouragement of white nationalism? Whatever that is. I see encouragement of nationalism and America First unlike Obama's America Last, especially our taxpayers. I'll agree though, that there is divisiveness created by the Democrats and the Fake News Media. A good example. on inauguration day in 2017, before Trump ever took office, the Washington Post headline was "The Impeachment of Donald Trump Has Begun". Now that is divisiveness.

Independent Mind

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, President Trump and industry officials have talked a lot about the need to ramp up domestic manufacturing of critical protective gear. But six months on, there are still shortages of all kinds of PPE, like N95 respirator masks.

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/17/913093387/why-cant-america-make-enough-n95-masks-6-months-into-pandemic-shortages-persist

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