A Day in the Life of Media's "TRUMP BAD!1!" News Cycle

Peace Prizes and Downplays

5:57 am eastern

🔴 Media: TRUMP NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOLLOWING ISRAEL - UAE ACCORD

7am eastern

Twitter: OMG.

Associated Press: Well, he was nominated by someone far-right

9am eastern

Twitter: Yeah, well, to cite an argument we completely ignored when Barack Obama won, Hitler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, too, so clearly Trump is a Nazi.

Nazi trends on Twitter and Facebook

Media: FAR RIGHT

“Far right” trends on Twitter

11am eastern

🔴 Media: NEW FREAKOUT HEADLINE OMGBBQ ALERT ALERT: ‘Play it down’: Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in new Woodward book

Twitter: OMG

Facebook: OMG

Media: TRUMP LIED. HE DOWNPLAYED!

Twitter: DOWNPLAYED!

“Downplay” trends on Twitter

Media: Trump CONCEALED!

Downplay” continues to trend on Twitter

1pm eastern

Conservatives on Twitter: Didn’t Trump already say this during a press conference back in March?

Twitter: NAZI! DOWNPLAY! NAZI! DOWNPLAY! NAZI! DOWNPLAY!

Democrats: Well clearly this is all Trump’s fault:

The Internet remembers:

(A month after this … )

2pm eastern

Democrats: Let’s have Joe Biden give a conveniently pre-written speech already loaded into the prompter about this story that just broke a bit ago.

CNN drops the coverage mid-speech

Conservatives: Didn’t you same media downplay this as being less worse than the flu?

Twitter: DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY

Media: DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY

Conservatives: I mean, alllllll of you were downplaying this right at the exact time Trump suspended travel from Wuhan:

Media: But we aren’t president. Who was racist for doing that.

Conservatives: But Fauci praised the move. And yeah, you aren’t, but you blasted the actual president for not reacting the same way you’ve been reporting about this pandemic: with hyperventilating hysterics .

2:36pm eastern

Politico: Uh … Fauci disputes this

Fauci trends on Twitter

Media except for Politico: IGNORE

Conservatives: ¯\_( ツ)_/¯

3pm eastern

Twitter: Hey, why didn’t Woodward tell everyone this six months ago?

Conservatives: You mean as opposed to sitting on it for six months and then pushing it, as timing would have it, weeks before the election? We’re sure that wasn’t at all planned.

“#PenceKnew” trends on Twitter

4pm eastern

Media: Woodward defends decision to withhold Trump's virus comments

Media notices “downplay” isn’t trending on Twitter anymore

Media: Hey, what about “play it down?” ‘Play it down’: Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in new Woodward book 

Conservatives: How is not behaving hysterically and inciting the nation into a panic over a virus we know nothing about while reiterating the concern over spread a negative? He said nothing to Woodward that he didn’t already say [motions to video above].

Media: Blinks.

6pm eastern

Media: Give all the time to Woodward book and none to the Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

Mission accomplished.