Just who is your enemy?

Carol Brown: The AP begins revising history to attack Trump – “The media are not only rude and confrontational at press briefings, but they’re also re-writing history about how and when information on the virus came to light.” … “Facts don’t matter. There is only one goal: Get Trump.” Distorting timelines is one method.

Richard Fernandez: Suddenly, Neither Liberty nor Civilization Is Assured – “Western publics seem willing to submit to previously unthinkable levels of government control in the name of public health.” … “The Chinese rivalry loomed, like the proverbial elephant in the living room, over the relief of the commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt by Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly over a complaint sent to the newspapers about the coronavirus without consulting the chain of command.” The stakes are more than just a lot of people getting sick.

sundance: Laughable and Political – Former ICIG Michael Atkinson Releases Ridiculous Political “Statement” – “Everything anyone needed to know about the motives and intents of fired Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) Michael Atkinson is evidenced by his releasing a political statement tonight protesting his termination.

“Atkinson doesn’t write a “letter”, his diatribe is not addressed to anyone, it is just a political “statement” designed to be exploited by the same people, for the same intents, as his prior ICIG work product. This transparently political effort is ridiculous.

Regardless of Horowitz’s anticipatory outlook, the recent IG report outlining Atkinson’s gross incompetence in the FISA scandal, vis-a-vis the 42 DOJ-NSD Accuracy Reviews, is the atomic shield against the political narrative Horowitz, Atkinson and their political allies might attempt to deploy.

Victor Davis Hanson: Corona Meltdowns – “Is the bad and self-negating behavior of so many of Trump’s enemies setting him up for an even more impressive victory in the fall?”

“Such a crazy juxtaposition is not just politics or hypocrisy—it’s insanity. …

… it would be hard, for anyone other than the current press corps, on Monday to paint Fauci and Birx as frustrated scientists at the mercy of a moron who refuses to listen to science, while on Tuesday writing off both as Trump toadies who have joined the forces of darkness.

But that is currently the schizophrenic state of the American media. The only constant is that whatever Trump advocated, they are against, even if lives are at stake. And whatever Trump policy seems to be working for the good of the country, they either deny or ignore it.

Missing in all these calculations is empathy for those who are ill and the losses that such macabre expectations certainly entail. Also absent is a sense of the irony that, by unfairly scapegoating Trump in hours of darkness, they are ensuring that in the upcoming dawn, he will be credited by their same logic with owning what will likely be an impressive U.S. response to suppressing the virus and reviving the economy.

Glenn Reynolds: THE ATLANTIC ADVANCES A SHOCKING POSSIBILITY: Consider the Possibility That Trump Is Right About China: Critics are letting their disdain for the president blind them to geopolitical realities.

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