Limbaugh warns ‘red flags’ over media’s coronavirus coverage, says left distinctly ‘gleeful’ over pandemic

To hear conservative talk show goliath Rush Limbaugh tell it, coronavirus is the answer to Democrats’ anti-Trump prayers.

He blasted “gleeful” media coverage that has breathlessly reported on the virus that he claims liberals are secretly celebrating.

“I just can’t look at this as an isolated thing,” he said on Wednesday. “I have to put it in context of everything that I know has happened in the last four years. Finally, something has come along that is accomplishing everything every enemy of Donald Trump, and us, has wanted to accomplish for the last four years.”

He also discussed the overblown panic that has gripped the nation, as the population braces for the potentially devastating impacts that the virus and social distancing might have on their everyday lives.

“I’m telling you, folks, I’m I that there’s so many red flags about things happening out there,” he claimed. “This coronavirus, all of this panic is just not warranted. I’m telling you. When I tell you what I’ve told you that this virus is the common cold when I said that it was based on the number of cases.”

Limbaugh dismissed the idea that the virus itself was severe enough to cause as much concern as the media would have people believe.

“That’s also based on the kind of virus this is,” he continued. “Why do you think this is called COVID-19  it’s the 19th coronavirus. They’re not uncommon. Coronaviruses are respiratory cold and flu viruses.”

He took a moment to work over the media and liberals at large for their less-than-courteous reaction to the pandemic

“To me, this is just a gigantic series of question marks and red flags, all this stuff that is… It’s just the timing of it. The gleeful, gleeful attitudes in the media about this, the gleeful attitudes that Democrat leaders have about this,” he accused.

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While leftists on Twitter decry his statement as one of fiction, BizPac Review reported, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace became giddy at the idea that coronavirus was going to become “Trump’s ‘Katrina.'”

“We talked about the business community finally not sticking with Donald Trump,” [Eddie] Glaude crowed. “This may be and — I should mention this with a little trepidation — but this may be Donald Trump’s Katrina.”

A cackling Wallace breathlessly recounted that her former boss, George W. Bush, was eviscerated for his handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. At the time, Wallace was the White House communications director.

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Wallace gleefully cooed: “Let’s just lean into that [fantasy] for a minute. Katrina was the moment when all the things that felt incredibly incompetent about the Bush presidency — the appointment of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, the botched attempt to pass Social Security privatization — were realized.”

So while liberals try to deny that they are anything less than compassionately concerned about the virus, their own words belie that message.

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