Friday, April 24, 2020


Yeah, I like cheesy pop music. What's it to ya?

•  At a press conference, after Bill Bryan of DHS talked about how sunlight and bleach can kill the COVID-19 virus, Trump gibbered this:
So, I’m going to ask Bill a question that probably some of you are thinking of if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposing when we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re going to test that too. Sounds interesting. And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that, so that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me. So, we’ll see, but the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute. That’s pretty powerful.
You read that and, if you're a sane person, think, why am I living in this hellworld where the President of the United States is asking about using "disinfectant" to cure coronavirus victims by "injection inside or almost a cleaning"?

But if you're Ryan Saavedra, working for Ben Shapiro's Daily Wire, you think this is the headline the circumstances demand:
FACT CHECK: No, Trump Did Not Tell People To ‘Inject Themselves With Disinfectant’ Or ‘Drink Bleach’
Then he goes on to quote the ENTIRE THING I JUST QUOTED, and then portrays some other Trump gibberish he gibbered later about something else ("It wouldn’t be through injections, you’re talking about almost a cleaning and sterilization of an area. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t work, but it certainly has a big affect if it’s on a stationary object") as "Trump then clarified his remarks."

But he certainly didn't say the word "bleach."

We can talk about Orwell and all that but it gets boring. Even people who don't know Orwell from an oil well will look at this and, if they have all their marbles, recognize someone is trying to pull the old flim-flam on them. The issue isn't whether they can see that -- only whether they can be convinced that they'll stand out like sore thumbs if they say they do, because everyone around them is a devoted Trumpkin, and they don't want to make waves, which helps convince all the others that it's not a good idea, certainly not neighborly, to question the President even when he says things that everyone would agree is insane if, say, Nancy Pelosi said it. Clearly guys like Saavedra are hoping that's the case.

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