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Omitting Cuomo Scandals, CBS Will get Combative With Noem on COVID

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CBS Information main applications had been trying really hard to keep away from telling viewers about all of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s (D) unfolding scandals, whether or not it was his a number of sexual harassment allegations or his abysmal dealing with of COVID and nursing properties. In the meantime, Face the Nation moderator Margaret Brennan singled out Republican Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota to be the goal of her ire due to her truthful dealing with of COVID in her state.

In an interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci earlier in this system, Brennan mischaracterized Noem’s CPAC speech and whined about individuals cheering. “Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota delivered a speech to a conservative convention yesterday, and she or he touted her selections – she obtained a standing ovation when she stated she ignored the medical recommendation of specialists, and particularly you,” she huffed.

Brennan additionally performed his edited clip of Noem’s speech:

NOEM: We by no means targeted on the case numbers. As a substitute, we saved our eye on hospital capability. Now, Dr. Fauci, he informed me on my worst day I would have 10,000 sufferers within the hospital. On our worst day, we had a little bit over 600. Now – [Transition] I do not know in the event you agree with me, however Dr. Fauci is incorrect so much.

When Noem lastly appeared on the present, she wasted no time in education Brennan on her lies. “Nicely, I’d like to answer one thing that you just stated. You indicated I ignored medical recommendation, I did not take heed to my well being specialists. And I most definitely did,” she shot again. “In South Dakota, we took this virus very severely. What I did although was inform my individuals the reality.”

Decrying how Noem refused to destroy small companies and hurt college students with isolation through lockdowns, Brennan tried to distort actuality by citing the state’s deaths per capita. “As of as we speak, the CDC says your state has the eighth-highest loss of life fee per capita within the U.S. That’s the speed of deaths per 100,000 residents. Do not you suppose your selections as an government contributed,” she sneered at her visitor.

Wanting on the numbers in keeping with The New York Times, South Dakota had lower than 2,000 deaths from COVID. And solely seven on Saturday.

Whilst Noem was sticking to the details by explaining how the state had peaked again in November, with no Christmas or New 12 months’s spikes, Brennan continued to shout at her concerning the per capita loss of life fee (Click on “increase”):

NOEM: You understand, South Dakota’s an infection fee peaked sooner than a number of different locations within the nation. So, we’re undoubtedly on the downward development, and earlier and peaked sooner than what you are seeing occur throughout the nation as nicely. You may speak about masks. We will speak about mitigation measures, all of that —

BRENNAN (Shouting over her visitor): These had been CDC numbers as of as we speak. And it was the loss of life fee.

NOEM: — that will inform those who what they needed to do. I need individuals to make these selections for themselves. And we have seen the CDC change suggestions over and time and again. In actual fact, we have seen them do it simply primarily based on political strain. We observe the science, the information, and the details in South Dakota to make our selections and it’s been extremely useful to verify we’re taking good care of individuals who want it once they get sick.

I used to be asking you concerning the loss of life fee as of as we speak in keeping with the CDC, not the an infection fee, which you’re speaking about,” Brennan chided.

At one level, Brennan accused her of being personally accountable for seeding almost each case within the Midwest, as if it couldn’t have come from anyplace else:

There’s a $12 billion price ticket that has been pegged to the impression of and fallout from that Sturgis bike that you just hosted in your state in august. It’s blamed for seeding the whole Midwest outbreak that hit and that late summer time by means of the autumn. Do you’re taking private duty for that?

Again in actuality, we all know that New York had seeded a lot of the nation as residents fled the state due to the lockdowns. And COVID deaths in New York nursing properties (roughly 15,000) significantly overshadowed the deaths in all of South Dakota. That’s to not point out that New York additionally spawned a brand new virus variant that’s worrying researchers.

CBS’s refusal to carry Governor Cuomo accountable and mischaracterizations of Governor Noem had been made attainable due to profitable sponsorships from Mr. Clean and Oral-B. Their contact data is linked so you may inform them concerning the biased new they’re funding.

The transcript is under, click on “increase” to learn:

CBS’s Face the Nation
February 28, 2021
10:39:51 a,m. Jap

(…)

MARGARET BRENNAN: I will ask you, Dr. Fauci, about one thing one among our upcoming visitors stated. Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota delivered a speech to a conservative convention yesterday, and she or he touted her selections – she obtained a standing ovation when she stated she ignored the medical recommendation of specialists, and particularly you.

[Cuts to video]

GOV. KRISTI NOEM (R-SD): We by no means targeted on the case numbers. As a substitute, we saved our eye on hospital capability. Now, Dr. Fauci, he informed me on my worst day I would have 10,000 sufferers within the hospital. On our worst day, we had a little bit over 600. Now – [Transition] I do not know in the event you agree with me, however Dr. Fauci is incorrect so much.

(…)

10:43:43 a.m. Jap

BRENNAN: We simply heard from Dr. Fauci who stated it’s too early to peel again well being restrictions – do issues like not have masks mandates. And I do know you don’t have one in your state. How do you wish to reply to him?

NOEM: Nicely, I’d like to answer one thing that you just stated. You indicated I ignored medical recommendation, I did not take heed to my well being specialists. And I most definitely did. In South Dakota, we took this virus very severely. What I did although was inform my individuals the reality. I gave them private duty over selections for his or her household’s public well being, but in addition gave them the pliability they wanted to maintain their companies open, maintain their staff and their clients.

So, I actually do imagine that as this virus has unfold all through this nation, individuals wanted that flexibility. And South Dakota is doing nicely. We have had some tragic conditions, however I do know that respecting them and my function and the authority I’ve as governor has been extremely useful to get our state by means of this difficult time.

BRENNAN: Nicely, we performed that clip out of your speech. And in that speech, you additionally stated you by no means instituted a masks order, shut any church buildings or companies, and even outlined why a necessary enterprise is. As of as we speak, the CDC says your state has the eighth-highest loss of life fee per capita within the U.S. That’s the speed of deaths per 100,000 residents. Do not you suppose your selections as an government contributed?

NOEM: You understand, South Dakota’s an infection fee peaked sooner than a number of different locations within the nation. So, we’re undoubtedly on the downward development, and earlier and peaked sooner than what you are seeing occur throughout the nation as nicely. You may speak about masks. We will speak about mitigation measures, all of that —

BRENNAN (Shouting over her visitor): These had been CDC numbers as of as we speak. And it was the loss of life fee.

NOEM: — that will inform those who what they needed to do. I need individuals to make these selections for themselves. And we have seen the CDC change suggestions over and time and again. In actual fact, we have seen them do it simply primarily based on political strain. We observe the science, the information, and the details in South Dakota to make our selections and it’s been extremely useful to verify we’re taking good care of individuals who want it once they get sick.

BRENNAN: I used to be asking you concerning the loss of life fee as of as we speak in keeping with the CDC, not the an infection fee, which you’re speaking about.

(…)

BRENNAN: There’s a $12 billion price ticket that has been pegged to the impression of and fallout from that Sturgis bike that you just hosted in your state in august. It’s blamed for seeding the whole Midwest outbreak that hit and that late summer time by means of the autumn. Do you’re taking private duty for that?

(…)