Carlson, Logan Slam Media's Myopic Coverage of Coronavirus


On Tuesday's edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the eponymous host brought on veteran journalist Lara Logan to discuss the myopic media coverage of the reopening of America and people leaving the house on Memorial Day. Logan declared that one of the most important roles of a journalist is to "look at the whole context of something." Logan correctly pointed out that the media "selectively take one piece of the story" regarding coverage of Coronavirus and that raises an important question: "What else are you leaving out?" Logan went through a list of stories the media have ignored throughout their Coronavirus coverage: "No one is talking anymore about the fact that...preventing one COVID death doesn't mean that you're not causing a whole lot of other deaths through those prevention measures." The former CBS reporter mentioned that she had talked with cardiologists who claimed that patients died at home because they were too afraid to go to the hospital, describing these tragedies as "a direct consequence of...what you hear on television, when you're isolated at home." Logan concluded that "there is a fallacy here that seems to define the press coverage, which is that if you don't prevent every single COVID death, somehow, you are a mass murderer and an irresponsible human being." As the segment concluded, Carlson accused the media of "cherry-picking facts in order to forward an agenda."

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