Miami Herald runs 'misleading' headline suggesting 901 Florida COVID de
From Johnny@21:1/5 to All on Sat Aug 28 07:34:51 2021
By Joseph A. Wulfsohn
Published 11 hours ago
The Miami Herald ran a story that is being knocked by Republican
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' press secretary as "sensationalistic and
On Thursday, the paper raised eyebrows with its jarring headline,
"Florida COVID update: 901 added deaths, largest single-day increase in pandemic history."
The headline was widely shared among DeSantis' critics, including an
army of MSNBC stars and staffers.
"My god," primetime host Chris Hayes reacted.
"Pardon me, but holy s---," MSNBC producer Adam Weinstein similarly
Liberal MSNBC contributor Fernand Amandi hyped the "BREAKING" news,
tweeting "We have had more deaths in Florida from COVID-19 in the first
26 days of August than the US has had among uniformed military service
members in Afghanistan since October 2001."
Among others who circulated the Herald report include CNN contributor
Frida Ghitis, Florida Politics publisher Peter Schorsch, and Rick
Wilson of the disgraced Lincoln Project.
However, while the headline indicates that the 901 COVID deaths mark
the state's "largest single-day increase" in CDC data, the reality is
that those 901 deaths did not occur in a single day.
"Florida on Thursday reported 21,765 more COVID-19 cases and 901 deaths
to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to Miami
Herald calculations of CDC data," the report began. "All but two of the
newly reported deaths occurred after July 25,...
DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw slammed the Miami Herald's
framing of the latest CDC data.
"It's sensationalistic and dishonest to imply that 901 people died in a
day when was actually a culmination of several weeks of data being
reported at once," Pushaw told Fox News. "By the same logic the Miami
Herald used in its misleading headline, the liberal media could also
say ‘New York reported 12,000 deaths in a single day,’ but of course
they will not."
Why is the liberal media deliberately misleading their readers? They
are preparing for the next election, and want the special voting rules
that come with a virus crisis. All their readers will accept it as fact
because they don't read Fox News.