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Dr. Drew Pinsky slams media for
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Posted By: Imright, 3/9/2020 3:28:54 PM

Celebrity physician Dr. Drew Pinsky said the media is stoking the flames of coronavirus "panic" in the United States, and the industry should "be held accountable."“What I have a problem with is the panic and the fact that businesses are getting destroyed, that people’s lives are being upended, not by the virus, but by the panic,” Pinsky said in an interview with CBS last week. “The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people." (Video) “A bad flu season is 80,000 dead, we’ve got about 18,000 dead from influenza this year, we have a hundred from corona,”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 3/9/2020 3:37:45 PM (No. 341434)
Had a meeting this morning with some of my professional peeps. I'm glad to say that we all think this corona thing is pure B.S. Great deals on travel right now! My daughter is begging me to take her to Hawaii!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: judy 3/9/2020 3:42:31 PM (No. 341439)
These same people tolerate poop, urine, needles & trash in the streets.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: john56 3/9/2020 3:50:11 PM (No. 341444)
I am in the business of supplying hotels. I speak to dozens of hoteliers across the country every day. The media/Democrat prophets of doom have been successful in knocking the hotel industry to the ground. We're not talking about the Ritz Carlton DC or the Hotel Astoria in NY. They'll survive. We're talking about the small businessman and his family running the Doo Drop Inn, that 30 to 50 bed hotel in middle America. And the housekeepers, front desk clerks, and maintenance folks that go to work every day. They'll remember that on election day. Vote Republican. Vote Early. Vote Often.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man 3/9/2020 3:53:55 PM (No. 341448)
The coronavirus will pass soon enough, but the dims will find another way to panic the markets and overhype the bad news. Last year they pushed the markets down with the mere talk of recession. Seems like a trial run. The corona virus is another phase in the sky-is-falling hysteria for which they ware blaming Trump. Brace yourselves, it's going to be like this (and worse) right up to the election.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: skacmar 3/9/2020 3:55:09 PM (No. 341449)
I bet that if this were not a Presidential Election Year with an incumbent Republican President that the Media hates that nobody would have ever hear of the Corona Virus in the Trump hating Media! The number if ill / dead would not warrant the hype and horror that they are playing up and pushing on everyone as if it were a Zombie Apocalypse.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: StrikingViking 3/9/2020 4:13:48 PM (No. 341453)
The Enemedia has two big reasons for generating panic about the Wuhan Flu. 1) It increases viewership and sales, putting $$$ in their pockets. 2) It increases the chances that PDJT will be defeated in November. Expect to see a lot more of this panic mongering, both by the MSM and the Progressives.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JediJerry 3/9/2020 4:28:21 PM (No. 341466)
My daughter works for several high end restaurants in the SFO Bay Area and she got word that due to slow downs they are cutting staff and hours due to CV fears and panic. The PNB Paribas tennis tournament was just cancelled in Indian Wells. This is costing a lot of people a LOT OF MONEY!!! And what....., it’s all Trumps fault now! Bull. It’s one of those crisis that democrats never let go to waste. Capitalize on it politically no matter what.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 3/9/2020 4:43:16 PM (No. 341473)
#6 nails it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: TJ54 3/9/2020 4:59:25 PM (No. 341480)
The US Senate needs to haul Goldman Sachs in and investigate them for market manipulation. The SEC and DOJ also need to open investigations. This is a scam
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Reply 10 - Posted by: 67cj5 3/9/2020 6:01:50 PM (No. 341520)
I get that the flu is worse, at least that is what one side tells me. It may be over hyped, I don't know and really none of us do, but I really wonder if China and Italy would destroy themselves because of the media hype. Would Israel destroy their tourism industry over it if it were just the flu? I hope you guys are right but I still think there is something they aren't telling us. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/italy-extends-its-quarantine-to-the-entire-country-pm-asks-residents-to-stay-at-home/ar-BB10XuXU https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Israeli-diagnosis-two-more-people-with-coronavirus-patients-40-and-41-620347
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Reply 11 - Posted by: davew 3/9/2020 6:19:26 PM (No. 341540)
In 2009-20010 the H1N1 Swine flu infected 10-200 million people and caused 105,300 to 395,600 deaths worldwide. I don't remember every cable channel running wall to wall panic coverage of this period which was a significantly more deadly threat. During the time the stock market rose 40%. I wouldn't be so skeptical if the news media had not been peddling lies for the last 3 years to undermine the President. It may turn out to have a major effect on parts of our economy but as a pandemic it seems to be falling short of the hype.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Philipsonh 3/9/2020 6:57:44 PM (No. 341557)
Held accountable by WHO ? The press is free to put out virtually any information it wants, true or false, in context or our of context, or to bury or just plain skip the most important news. The fact is they are basically unAmerican subversives with no authorities capable of reining them in. Once in a great while they make such a slanderous error that they do get sued - small peanuts if they lose and a lot of additional headlines. It is only on the internet that we can find some FACTS.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Highlander 3/9/2020 8:16:15 PM (No. 341589)
Stopped at my local store to get hand sanitizer. Everything, including the rubbing alcohol, got cleared out in the early morning. Ridiculous.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: whyyeseyec 3/9/2020 9:28:01 PM (No. 341619)
If anyone knows Tucker Carlson can you tell him to lighten up on the corona scare. That guy is off the rails lately.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: jinx 3/9/2020 9:30:02 PM (No. 341620)
More people have been killed by illegal aliens than have been or will be killed by this virus in the US. Why aren't the liberals trying to stop that. All they want to stop is Pres. Trump's reelection. They will use any thing to stop him. Someone should tell them that it isn't working. We will reelect him in November.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MFM 3/9/2020 9:55:20 PM (No. 341632)
Agree #14, That intro tonight over the top frantic, try calming down dude... Buh bye for awhile Tucker..click
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Reply 17 - Posted by: YorkieMom 3/9/2020 10:31:37 PM (No. 341644)
What gets me is the liberals like Cuomo and others want to blame Trump for the virus, but depend a lot on tourism and want people to come to their states and spend money. Jerks!
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