I’m sure I will be attacked for sharing this.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has become another culture war shitshow. If you tune into FOX News, Tucker Carlson is ranting about media scolds and tyrannical governors in New York, New Jersey and Michigan. The narrative is that the crisis is overblown and everything is fine.
If you tune into MSNBC though, there is far more coverage about what is going on in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Virginia and North Carolina, which frankly is far more interesting to me. You would never get the impression from watching FOX News these days that here in Montgomery, AL we are just now getting hit and that our hospitals have been overwhelmed since the reopening.
The local media has been great though. Alabama hit 664 new cases today. This is the worst it has been here since the beginning. Conservative media is ignoring the rise in cases in the South and Midwest.