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Panic Porn and Post COVID-19 Trump

Panic Porn, a term coined by Alex Berenson formerly of The New York Times to describe what has occurred over the COVID-19  pandemic within the media to create hysteria unnecessarily —and to the pleasure of media executives. This tactic is being used to draw in viewers and whip up media storms that spread across social media and the airwaves like wildfire.

Trump leaving Walter Reed Medical Center
US President Trump waves from the back of a car in a motorcade outside of Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 4, 2020. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

On Monday October 5th just after 6:30 P.M. Donald Trump left Walter Reed Medical Center, and quickly the mainstream media responded about the dangers of driving by the crowds. This was the same reaction the media had a day earlier when Trump briefly drove by his supporters, waved, and appreciated them for their support. Los Angeles Times wrote, “Trump’s dangerous Sunday drive-by recalls the madness of a monarch, but he’s not one” suggesting our president thinks of himself as a monarch and above the rules. This is classic hypocrisy from a mainstream “news” source that asks, “Can we leave Nancy Pelosi’s hair alone?” after Nancy Pelosi ignored current restrictions in place in her own city in order to have a “blowout” done in a salon. If this sort of behavior is ignored and Nancy’s hair is “left alone” as LA Times requests, then who is the actual monarch, disregarding rules as they are deemed inconvenient?

The mainstream media and the liberal left have close ties. Working in unison they attempt to help Biden get elected against all odds, even if that means using ‘political theater’ to help justify the push for continued economic shutdown, as Democrat Pennsylvania state rep., Wendy Ullman was caught admitting last Tuesday on a hot mic. No matter how much it hurts the average citizen and the local small business owner, the political theater and the mainstream media’s “panic porn” style coverage of it will continue in efforts to persuade the constituency of an ideology that is growing thinner and more transparent by the day.

With Donald Trump’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis and rapid recovery, you can see a shift in his response to the virus in a tweet released Tuesday afternoon. Trump wrote, “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” This represents a change in the narrative. From that of a position of fear of the unknown to one of having beat, at least in part, the virus that has suppressed us and our economy for far too long. President Trump, now seeing and personally experiencing this invisible economic and social wrecking ball firsthand responds, as great leaders do in trying times, with a modern version of Winston Churchill’s famous line, “—the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”

Post COVID-19 Donald Trump will be different. He now knows the truth and the lies firsthand. With the 2020 election only weeks away, and today’s “panic porn” style media frenzy at an all-time high and aimed directly at President Trump’s re-election bid, he will be tougher than ever before on “fake news”. Our job as constituents must be to keep a finger on the pulse of reality and seek the truth. Our job is to see who is truly creating this pandemic now, 10 months later, and what other agenda are they attempting to push.


  • Tyler Beaver is a Conduit News contributor, U.S. Air Force veteran and co-founder of The Red Pill Project, a non-profit for legal defense of civil liberties. He is the creator of Open Range, which brings agricultural producers together with global markets and facilitates protein, grain, and crop sourcing.
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