How the ABC hoaxes taxpayers, regurgitating Democrat smears now passes for ‘news’

How the ABC hoaxes taxpayers, regurgitating Democrat smears now passes for ‘news’. By Tony Thomas.

ABC-TV 7pm news provides a nightly drip-drip of Democrat propaganda in its US coverage. The ABC’s US correspondents cut, clip and paste it from the liberal TV and print media. Thus all Trump items involve a sneer or smear — visually, verbally or in combination. …

It cheered me up to catch Kathryn Diss telling a porky to the Australian public recently, on Saturday night, 14 March. …

Diss: ‘After initially calling it (Covid-19) a hoax and nothing more than the flu, the Commander-in-Chief now concedes it is time he too got tested.’

Trump has never called Covid-19 a hoax. This is just Democrat propaganda brought by ‘their’ ABC to our living rooms. …

Diss’s verballing of Trump originated from the Democrats’ flaks and the compliant media nearly three weeks ago and was scotched well before Diss’s pick-up. Even the liberal Washington Post on 13 March had awarded the ‘hoax’ story a damning ‘Four Pinocchios’.

Most lies have some germ of fact, and in this case Trump on 28 February during an 80-minute stump speech called the Democrats’ efforts to bag him over the Covid-19 outbreak “their new hoax”. The old ones were the Russia hoax and what he called the ‘impeachment hoax’. At no point did he suggest the virus itself was a hoax. …

The media split on it. The deranged rushed to judgement, such as pundit Dana Milbank who tweeted, ‘Remember this moment. Trump, in South Carolina, just called the coronavirus a “hoax”’. The Politico blog took the same line. More responsible media got the story right, unlike the ABC. …

On 29 February, he was affirming the virus’s seriousness and clarifying that ‘hoax’ referred ‘to the action that [Democrats] take to try and pin this on somebody, because we’ve done such a good job. The hoax is on them, not – I’m not talking about what’s happening here [the virus]; I’m talking what they’re doing. That’s the hoax. …

The Democrat machine created a cynical campaign video cutting and combining Trump’s rally remarks to make him say, ‘Coronavirus…this is their new hoax.’ The Washington Post exposed the trick. ‘It just puts the words “coronavirus” and “hoax” close together, leaving the viewer to assume Trump meant that the novel coronavirus itself was a hoax,’ WaPo said. ‘Campaigns must be willing to make their case without resorting to video manipulation.’

Yep, I remember Diss calling it a hoax. Joanne and I watch the ABC News each night, commenting on the inaccuracies and bias. It’s important to know what nonsense they are up to and the stories our ruling class are telling themselves..