Conservative pundits blame a grab bag of supposed villains amid the coronavirus outbreak

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I wonder if Kyle can read this?

Conservative pundits blame a grab bag of supposed villains amid the coronavirus outbreak

Choose your scapegoat: Democrats, the news media, the Chinese government, the “deep state,” Bernie Sanders or even “identity politics.”

All received some share of the blame this week from conservative media figures for the growing public concern over the coronavirus, the communicable disease that has spread across the globe.

In fact, many conservative commentators have expressed less interest in the spread of the virus or efforts to combat it than they are in the story of the virus — a story they are convinced shows evidence of bias designed to harm President Trump.

Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson’s commentaries were a mix of paranoia, erroneous information and sometimes dangerous conspiracy theories about the virus, which has killed about 2,800 people, mostly in China, where it was first detected.

Trump, who often engages in a feedback loop with allied media figures, has already picked up on one strand of the popular pundits’ thinking: That the news media and Democrats have hyped the threat posed by the outbreak.
The bold section pretty much summarizes the Kyle type mentality. Ignore the facts and attack those who produce the story...or even better just blame Democrats. A simplistic explanation for exceedingly simplistic minds.
 
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