Get Your Foil Hat Ready…MSNBC Host Jumps Off The Conspiracy Deep End

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1923
MSNBC hos Chris Hayes Conspiracy Theory
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Is MSNBC, supposedly a mainstream news source, really allowing its hosts to push nutjob conspiracy theories? Because one host recently represented their opinion as fact.

Surprise, Surprise: MSNBC Pushes Anti-Trump Narrative

MSNBC host Chris Hayes tweeted a wild claim that White House coronavirus experts over-projected the number of potential deaths. And they did this, supposedly, so President Donald Trump could “take a victory lap” when the total was lower.

Hayes, the host of the weekday show MSNBC show “All In” and the weekly podcast “Why is This Happening?”, tweeted:

“The most cynical interpretation of all this, one I can’t quite bring myself to accept, is that they rolled out the model showing 100k deaths after they knew it would be less than that so they could anchor everyone to that # and take a victory lap when ‘only’ tens of thousands died.” 

Beating Projections

Originally, COVID-19 task force members cautioned that the death toll could reach 250,000. However, more recently, experts now say that because of social distancing, those estimates are falling.

At a press conference, the President remarked that if the American coronavirus death toll remained “substantially under [100,000] – which was the original projection – I think we all did a very good job, even though that’s a lot of people.”

A Wide Range of Estimates 

Early model projections  ranged from the tens of thousands up to over two million.

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These estimates were based on a multitude of scenarios. The highest death toll projections assumed no action was taken to contain the outbreak curve.

Meanwhile, Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explained that the actual numbers are lower because more Americans than expected are staying at home and practicing social distancing.

Hayes Gets Slammed

The Twitterverse quickly laid into the MSNBC host.

Editor-at-Large Andy Ngo of The Post Millennial tweeted in response, “Irresponsible”.

Likeise, Atlantic staff writer Conor Friedersdorf said, “Their former estimate wasn’t out of step with lots of experts at the time.”

One Twitter user sarcastically said, “If you watched the press briefings you would know that they said repeatedly their goal was significantly lower than those numbers. Dr. Fauci only said it a half dozen times.

Finally, Another user had the most accurate response, saying, “MSNBC hosts are the kings and queens of conspiracy theories.”

As of this writing, there have been 48,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. Shows just how retarded msnbc is . First they say high numbers to make trump look bad , now the cry because the numbers are way lower then they claimed . One would think they would be glad the number is way lower . But no now they cry trump is doing a victory dance because he was right . So rather then saying he was right their pissed more people aren’t dieing so they can blame trump . So real news isn’t as important as blaming trump or did I get that wrong ? Sounds right to me . Here’s the real problem in our country … we got dumb ass’s thinking it’s ok to f#ck over the people as long as they can blame our president that we voted in office for it . I don’t know about you but that’s just f#cked up and I for one will remember this come November
    Trump 2020 . Make them cry again … approved by deplorables everywhere

  2. he is so way off…they were including virus deaths that had nothing to do with virus…all had underlying issues but were putting on their death certificates as virus

  3. A recent comment I read said, “Sixty-six people died in Chicago yesterday from COVID related gun shot wounds-but they will still be able to vote by mail”. The CDC issued a rule for counting COVID deaths, which basically said if anyone died and had COVID, they should be counted as a COVID death, regardless of whether or not the virus had anything to do with the death of the victim. They further stated that if there was no way to test for the virus, but the patient had any symptoms it should also be counted as a COVID death. Coincidentally, the standard flu, which has symptoms very like those of COVID, has all but disappeared this flu season. Rather than overestimating COVID deaths to allow Trump to take a “victory lap”, it appears that all deaths are going to be called COVID deaths, which the same leftists and their media will attempt to hang around Trump’s neck as he campaigns for reelection.

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