Media Matters

  • Get well—and get it together.” That was CNN’s Jake Tapper in wrapping up his Sunday “State of the Union” show with an editorial on the president’s mismanagement of the coronavirus.
  • This was Sen. Rick Scott during a recent appearance on Fox News. “I was tested yesterday, I think for the sixth time, and I tested positive again.” Say what? Oops. He actually meant negative. He tested positive for misspeaking.
  • “If I could say one thing to all of the people out there watching: Forget the politics. This is a public safety health issue. Wear the damn mask.”—Fox News anchor Chris Wallace.
  • “I worry because Facebook and Twitter have become giant engines for destroying the two pillars of our democracy—truth and trust.”—Thomas Friedman, New York Times.

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