In a story on August 28, 2020, titled: Health experts decry Trump’s shunning of virus rules about public health experts lamenting how many of the people who gathered at the White House to hear President Donald Trump’s GOP presidential nomination acceptance speech.
The story focused on attendees not wearing masks or adhering to social distancing recommendations to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
One of those the AP interviewed was Dr. Howard Koh, an unbiased (wink wink), public health professor at Harvard, who also happened to be President Barack Obama’s former assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services.
I know this may come as a shock to many of our conservative readers but the Associated Press erroneously reported that Dr. Koh, said:
“that he “recoiled” at the images of Trump supporters crowded on the South Lawn.”
But the AP was forced to issue a correction due to what Koh actually said which was:
“it was hard to “reconcile” the images of the crowd on the South Lawn given what is known about public health practices to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Despite having a similar 1000 person outside event taking place just a day apart.
Amazingly, the AP only made coronavirus social distancing guidelines, and some attendees not wearing masks the main focal point of their story, in only one.
The difference, of course, was one event being a Trump gathering, while the other was a Black Lives Matter ‘Justice For Jacob‘ rally held in Kenosha, Wisconsin.