Fickle Focus

So. Last week Coronavirus data blinking on every cable news screen. Scoreboard of cases and dead like a countdown clock. Non-stop coverage of crowds in parks not social distancing, shaming officials not wearing masks. Outrage. Disgust. Reporters reprimanding workers who wanted to open businesses to feed their families.

This week. Crowds crammed together in protest, screaming and spewing anger and despair. Many wearing masks. Many not. They sure aren’t gathering in groups of less than ten. Oh. And SoHo looting has left that neighborhood decimated. No stories about that.

Tuesday. Primary elections in swing States. Not one channel talked about them. How quickly the media’s faux concern and focus shifts.

btw It’s systemic racism. Not systematic. Pundits.