(Liberty Bell) – The mainstream media in America are nothing more than sensationalizing propagandists and the New York Times leads them all in the reporting of fake news. If a news story doesn’t make President Trump look bad, the New York Times can fix that. They’ve been fixing stories since President Trump announced he was running for President and they’ve become the best in the biz.
Full of wanna-be journalists, the New York Times fails to accurately report current events time and time again and their recent report on a supposed coronavirus outbreak at Liberty University in Virginia, is no exception.
The Times wrote that nearly a dozen students were showing symptoms of the coronavirus after returning to campus from spring break. Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell Jr., was having none of it as he took to social media to set the record straight.
The Washington Times reports:
Mr. Falwell called the New York Times “complete liars” on Twitter, tweeting that readers can “never believe anything” written about the private Christian university.
“@LibertyU is being supportive and embracing its responsibility to care for students instead of running away and pushing the COVID problem off on others,” Mr. Falwell tweeted Sunday after the Times article was published. “LU is blessed that we have no cases on campus but is committed to providing proper care regardless of what happens!”
Mr. Falwell made the decision to move residential classes online while students were on spring break, following a week of criticism and questions. But residential students living in on campus dorms were given the option to return to campus if they desired.
The New York Times report cited Dr. Thomas W. Eppes Jr., a physician in charge of Liberty’s health center, as saying a dozen Liberty students were sick with symptoms of the coronavirus and that school officials “have lost the ability to corral this thing.”
But Liberty University, in its own statement Sunday, said the article was “sensationalized” and deserved the label “fake news.” The statement said the numbers Dr. Eppes had given the paper were for students who had been tested or were in self-isolation.
One student did test positive for the coronavirus, Mr. Falwell said, but it was a student living off-campus who never left Lynchburg.
The university also acknowledged that four residential students returning from the New York City metropolitan area after spring break were asked to self-quarantine in the annex, an old hotel located off campus. Two of the students agreed to self-quarantine and the other two decided to return home, according to the university statement.
Three other students, who were in close contact with the four from Manhattan, were also asked to quarantine.
“This was precautionary and not based on any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 among the seven,” the university statement said. “The health professionals did not recommend these asymptomatic students be tested and they were not.”
It sure would appear that Liberty University acted appropriately and cautiously with their students and took the right action to ensure the virus would not spread. Nonetheless, mainstream media outlets only seem to be interested in making “bad guys” out of anyone who dare support President Trump.
The Washington Times adds:
Mr. Falwell, who has accused the media of overplaying the virus crisis in part to harm President Trump politically, told CNN last week that of the more than 7,000 students living residentially on Liberty’s campus, 1,900 students returned initially, about 1,000 of which were international students with nowhere else to go.
About 800 students left campus last week, dropping the number of students currently on campus to about 1,000. On Friday, the university offered a $1,000 credit toward the fall semester for students who opted not to return to their campus housing.
Other college campuses around the country are following similar protocol but Falwell has been outspoken in his support for President Trump and his accusations against the media, therefore, he’s being made out to be irresponsible, reckless, and incompetent.
No wonder people don’t trust the news anymore.