[See NewsBusters for more.] If there's anything to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic that should be considered uncontroversial, it is that one should take statistics put out by communist governments with a grain of salt. Unfortunately, CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto failed to heed that advice on Tuesday when, in an attempt to highlight the purported shortcomings of the United States under President Trump, he declared Wuhan's virus situation to be "incredible" and "remarkable."
Early in the 9:00 Eastern hour, Sciutto went to commercial teasing, "A stark comparison between the testing here and in China. There were six new cases, six, discovered in a city of Wuhan where the outbreak began. And the governor there planning to test all 11 million residents of Wuhan by the end of next week, just incredible."