Liberal Journalist Calls Conservatives a “Public Health Hazard”

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the globe, yet Ryan Cooper from The Week seems to think that it is conservatives who pose a huge hazard to public health.

In a recent rant, Cooper demonizes a wide range of conservative individuals and companies and ends with an implied wish that conservatives would suffer thousands of casualties as a result of the current pandemic. The hate is both palpable and totally hypocritical coming from someone who professes to believe in “tolerance.”

“Compared to what is needed to combat the crisis, Trump has done basically nothing,” Cooper wrote. “Meanwhile, he and his allies in conservative media have pushed an avalanche of misinformation that will only accelerate the spread of the disease. This is what the conservative movement has become: a gigantic public health hazard for America and the world.”

Even a quick look at the facts makes it clear that Cooper’s rant is far from accurate. Yes, the GOP doesn’t believe in regulating businesses as much as the Democratic Party does. But that has nothing to do with fighting the Coronavirus epidemic. While it is true that President Trump didn’t take drastic measures to combat COVID-19 when the pandemic was in its early stages, the same thing can be said of a large number of world leaders on both sides of the aisle.

European leaders, for instance, were recklessly allowing people to travel to and from Italy even as the number of infected there rose into the tens of thousands. Many nations didn’t even bother drastically limiting travel from China as President Trump did, a move that earned him liberal ridicule and accusations of being “racist.” Even the WHO failed to grasp the seriousness of the situation, and continually urged nations to allow people to travel the globe freely up until it too late.

While some right-wing media personalities wrongly downplayed the seriousness of the epidemic, many others were warning about how dangerous it was long before the mainstream media caught on. Zero Hedge, for instance, warned that COVID-19 could be spread from person to person before the WHO acknowledged that this was the case. Other conservative sources who warned their readers even before the left-wing media did include Michael Snyder, Tucker Carlson, and Michael Savage. They aren’t “outliers”, as Cooper claims. A huge number of conservatives knew what was going on and tried to warn others.

The fact that President Trump is doing everything in his power to combat the coronavirus while providing assistance to those who have lost jobs due to the pandemic is beyond dispute. Even far-left liberals such as Rep. Ilhan Omar, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have praised the president for the way he is handling the current crisis. Granted, his response may not be perfect, but it’s hard to imagine a Democratic president doing better.

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22 responses to “Liberal Journalist Calls Conservatives a “Public Health Hazard””

  1. Who the check is Ryan Cooper ? Is he just trying to make a name for himself by slandering others. Must be a democrat. Is about the only thing their weak minds can do.

  2. Mr. Cooper why don’t you take your money and put it where the sun don’t shine. You must really hate yourself, that you can’t find anything good to say about President Trump. Where the hell were you when so many people got sick and died from the swine (H1N1) and BH???? Obama did absolutely nothing. I hope you don’t get the virus, because you are already one.

  3. We all know what is our greatest Pandemic and it isn’t the Covid19. Its the Demon Rats and their socialist goal to destroy us. They have lost all the last battles to beat Trump and they have lost, yet i will give them credit on trying..This virus that “just accidentally go out in China in just time” right after the Demon Rats made fools out of themselves again. How many times do these subhumans have to run their head into a brick wall before they learn?? WE are AMERICANS. we live in one of the greatest countries on earth. AND if you don’t think so , as soon as the Covid 19 , who we all know the DNC and China worked together on to destroy Trumps chance of winning in 2020…lol back fired AGAIN. He is doing better now then before..So you pathetic losers that want to give MY SOCIAL SECURITY money to some loser that never paid a dime into it..KMA…its for AMERICANS…LEARN THAT WORD…its the country that has given you everything you have…your education, your ability to work your job, make money and live a good life…NO not for all..but i didn’t bust my ass to give my money away to someone that sneaks over the border…YOU GIVE YOUR MONEY TO THEM, YOU HAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR SITTING ON YOUR ASS IN A ROOM MAKING LIFE DECISIONS FOR ME AND ALL OF US FOR FOUR MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR….THEN WE PAY FOR YOUR HEALTH CARE, YOUR RETIREMENT ECT…soooookeep your greedy evil dirty hands off of our money….

    • To Donna. Thank you for a perfect comment. Very much appreciated.
      This Cooper person and others who think they are real journalists have been spewing fake news since President Trump was elected. Who listens to any of them? What we the people need to know is what has been removed from this Stimulus package that included the Green Communist New Deal. I hope that Palosie ‘s destructive demands were taken out. There is no longer a Democratic party. The last Democrat that loved our country was JFK.

    • Donna—I’ll not comment on your spelling and grammatical errors but I do wonder about your worried implication that socialism will destroy us. Why, then, do you accept your Social Security payments. Soc Soc is the epitome of socialism. Medicare, if you’re benefiting from that, is also socialism. Further, the annual happiness index again shows that the Scandinavian countries, way more socialistic than we, have the happiest people in the world. It ain’t because of their warm, balmy climate.

        • It is run, administered and operationally funded by the government–the essence of socialism. Additionally, employers are government mandated to contribute an amount equal to the payroll tax. Instead of name-calling try educating yourself.

      • Hey norman i hope you like rat .that is what full blown socialism does. To elect a Democrat president is like having a fox in charge of the hen house. Maga 2020

      • You haven’t a clue what your talking about. First of all please excuse any word errors as we cant all be as tolerant and perfect as you. Your a typical dem turned commie running around judging everyone else and showing your hypocrisy to all. This is America and we the people like it just the way it is. Should you care for communism than that’s up to you and perhaps you should find another country to live in considering your craving for communism. one thing I can guarantee is that the majority of true Americans will never let you commies take our freedom however give it your best shot.

      • Bagdad Bob? or Norman ? or whatever name you are using this time.
        I don’t know where you get your disinformation but Social Security payments are similar to having a savings account . We (the people who work) are mandated to pay into the Social Security fund (like a TAX) a specified percentage of our wages into this fund. The original idea was so we would receive a monetary benefit in our old age. The Social Security Fund originally was supposed to be used to basically help retiree’s and disabled it would have been a self sustaining fund. But the Democrats in power at the time saw it was a giant “piggybank” and passed legislation so they could dip into the fund. Over the years different legislation has been passed to allow other government entities to dip into our Social Security pool of money. Our government has taken money from the fund but have you ever heard of them putting it back? If the SS fund was not used as a “piggybank” by the liberals and allowed to collect interest on it’s funds it would be completely self sustaining and there would be no crisis with Social Security for the future.

        Social Security money belongs to the working people and their families who contributed to it. It was not meant to be given out to illegal immigrants who have never contributed a dime or used as welfare benefits for them.

  4. You say “…Trump didn’t take drastic measures to combat COVID-19 when the pandemic was in its early stages….” Drastic? He took no measures at all. He ignored warnings that this was coming to our shores back in January, then denied it, followed by dismissing and minimizing it , eg., we’re down to 15 cases and will be at zero very quickly, and that shows what a great job I’ve done (paraphrased). The one drastic step he did take was to totally eliminate the pandemic response team that he inherited from Obama.
    Also, “…Trump doing everything in his power to combat the coronavirus”…”is beyond dispute.” Nonsense. He has the power via the Defense Protection Act to order manufacturers to produce needed supplies, eg., N95 masks, ventilators, for which the companies will be fairly compensated. Recall that FDR quickly had our manufacturing sector converted to the war effort, eg instead of producing autos, producing tanks and airplanes. Gov. Cuomo and others are pleading with Trump to make this happen, while people are dying from this disease, and Trump continues to ignore this.
    I recognize that your readership is largely composed of folks who are easily taken in, but don’t you think that you have a responsibility to our country to be fair and accurate?

    • If Trump initiated the Defense Protection Act it would basically “Nationalize” our industries which the government does not want to do at this time. He is calling on the industries to voluntarily “step up” to manufacture the needed supplies which they have started producing.
      You are so critical of Trump’s efforts why not show the same outrage with your friends the Socialist/Democrats with their efforts at delaying the needed passage of the Corona virus aid bill??

    • Unnormal. Actually YOU are a member of Communist pigs that HATE America. Did you know Trump was the FIRST leader of a country to ban China flights in America. Europe followed TWO WEEKS later! Braying jackazzes like you called him a racist. Several PROMENENT doctors said that was a WISE move. Trump is NOT ignoring ANY PHASE of this Pandemic but jackazzes are. You obviously watch MSM. GM and Ford are both geared up to make ventilators. Masks, gloves, health uniforms, etc. are being produced by companies who can gear up to those products. These companies came together willingly to do what ever they can do. Being a Communist you don’t understand Americans. Yes we bicker (leftists have bowed out of the American family they are out for blood) BUT when all heII breaks loose WE ARE ONE PEOPLE. Did you know Cuomo told his people to go ahead with their routine, no problem. di Blasio told NYC’ers the same AND two of his Health Dept. officials told them the Chinese Lunar New Year parade was coming up and everyone should attend. They did and you see the results. In 2015 Cuomo had a committee to discuss a Pandemic situation. He could have purchased 36,000 ventilators BUT he invested millions in a company that failed. He DEMANDED Trump give him 40,000 ventilators. What about OTHER states? Oh and by the way Nordic countries are NOT Socialist. Google “Sweden is not socialist” AND Finland went broke with Universal Healthcare. Venezuela went broke with dictator.

  5. Mr. Du Pont
    I will only say that if you like the Scandinavian country so much move there. I will stay in the best country and collect my SS which i paid for when I was young and working. If don’t want yours there are plenty of people who could use the help.

    • You kinda missed the point, Donna.
      I love my social security…and my Medicare coverage. I also like that Medicaid (also Socialism) is available to many of those who need it. All countries have greater or lesser degrees of socialism, eg., Scandinavian countries have quite a bit, other European countries not as much, and the US even less…tho we do have some. Government programs and institutions, funded and operated by the government, are by definition, socialistic. So, even police, fire, libraries, and much more are more or less socialistic.
      This kind of benign, beneficial socialism, unlike the more malevolent kind, eg Venezuela, has nevertheless been demonized by the right-wing so that it’s become a frightening, despised word. This serves their interest in concentrating power and wealth in the hands of large corporations and the rich, while folks like you and me are left to struggle and often fend for ourselves. And no, I’m not a socialist.

      • The JERKS that run this site let you have your lie about the Scandinavian economics, but everyone can look for themselves and see that you’re lying. I posted a link and these clowns deleted it. They can’t stand Bernie Sanders or liars like you. They ALL have market economies. LOOK IT UP! Venezuela is Socialist and American-Venezuelans are saying NOT to vote Socialist. You need to quit pushing Liberal LIES!

  6. Cooper’s rant is laughable at all levels. Can you imagine Joe Biden in Trump’s shoes? He and Pelosi and the rest of the clowns could not manage the tiny Iowa caucus and I would not put them in charge of a lemonade stand. All they do is push their evil and corrupt agenda on all Americans.

  7. Hey Ryan Cooper,why is it then,the most cases of covid-19 are in democrat controlled cities and states?How do you explain that?

  8. The libs are anti god..anti Jewish…pro socialism…open borders zealots…pro abortion…pro controlling free speech….pro high taxes…and yet they think conservatives are dangerous…

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