The journalists at the virus press briefings make Pence, Fauci, Brix and even Trump look like serious, competent adults trying to pacify a roomful of pouty toddlers.
“How many deaths are acceptable?” asks one journalist. The question clearly isn’t trying to elicit any information that would be valuable to the public at such a difficult moment. The whole point of the question is to get a “gotcha, Trump” moment and garner a few thousand retweets.
Almost every journalist at the briefings is only interested in building a personal brand and is completely indifferent to the task of informing the public.
For professional reasons, I’ve been following the work of some journalists in Guatemala and El Salvador. The contrast between these professional, serious, wonderful people and the stupid pouty JimAcostas and Co we have in this country is striking.