On Tuesday morning’s New Day, CNN co-host Alisyn Camerota brought on Michigan’s Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer to spread Democratic propaganda. Camerota did not ask Whitmer about her lethal order to send recovering patients to nursing homes or about how she marched with Black Lives Matter protesters in violation of her own coronavirus orders. Instead, Camerota chose to lob her softball questions and to blame Michigan’s young people, anti-shutdown protesters, and President Trump for Michigan’s struggles with coronavirus.
Camerota began the interview by blaming young people for the spread of coronavirus in Michigan:
Michigan is seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, leading the governor to reverse plans to reopen some businesses. Scenes like this over this weekend not helping. This is a crowded lake party without social distancing or masks. There are hats, but that doesn't protect you. Joining us now, Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Governor, great to see you. What did you think when you first saw that video of the lake party over the weekend?...Why are those young people at that party not getting the message that they are putting themselves in danger and putting their, obviously, older relatives in danger? What's wrong in the messaging in Michigan?
If Camerota was not trying to make a governor from her party look good, she would have asked why Whitmer sent recovering COVID patients to nursing homes. The deadly order resulted in over a third of the state’s 6,225 coronavirus deaths, which places the state at 7th in deaths among all states. The order was so deadly because it ignored all scientific fact about the virus. The partying young people which Camerota tried to use to absolve Whitmer with have a mortality rate of .02%. The mortality rate for the virus is 10.4% for those between the ages of 65 to 74, 20.8% for those 75 to 84, and 30.1% for those over 85.
As a Democrat, Camerota does not care about these facts. She cares about Joe Biden winning the presidency, and Whitmer is the National Co-Chair for the Biden campaign.
Ignoring deadly nursing home orders is nothing new to Camerota, as she refused to question New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo about the grisly results of his nursing home order on New Day. That policy resulted in as many as 12,000 COVID deaths in nursing homes. It seems that Camerota is more interested in protecting Democrats than seeking accountability for families who lost loved ones to coronavirus because of the disastrous policies of those Democrats.
The hack then sympathized with Whitmer for people protesting her stay-at-home order: "You say that you took a lot of heat for the -- what people thought were, you know, sort of rigid shutdowns that you had done -- so much so that people with guns -- armed people were showing up in public spaces like, you know, the State House and stuff. Was that a nerve-racking time?"
Whitmer, who has had no trouble politicizing the pandemic, shamelessly replied: "I think that the most nerve-racking aspect to this whole public health crisis is the fact that it's become political. Lives will have been lost because of the politics around what should just be a public health crisis."
Of course, Camerota just accepted Whitmer’s response and did not press her about marching with the BLM protesters in Detroit. Whitmer condemned the anti-lock down protests because they violated her COVID guidelines, but then violated those same guidelines when she joined the far-left demonstrators. At the protests, there was little social distancing and many did not wear masks. As a Democratic shill, Camerota would never call Whitmer out on her hypocrisy.
Per a typical Democrat, Camerota also tried to blame Trump for Whitmer’s failure:
You've talked about how, you know, the national -- President Trump, at the national level, hasn't provided enough support, you think. What are you looking for now from the White House?
Camerota has no interest in being an objective journalist. Perhaps she should quit pretending to be one and join Whitmer on the Biden campaign.
Read the full July 7th transcript here:
CNN New Day
ALISYN CAMEROTA: Michigan is seeing a rise in coronavirus cases, leading the governor to reverse plans to reopen some businesses. Scenes like this over this weekend not helping. This is a crowded lake party without social distancing or masks. There are hats, but that doesn't protect you. Joining us now, Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Governor, great to see you. What did you think when you first saw that video of the lake party over the weekend?
GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WHITMER (D-MICHIGAN): Well, of course, I was disappointed. You know, COVID-19 is still very present here in Michigan and across the country, obviously. We have taken herculean efforts to push the curve down, we've saved thousands of lives. Michigan has been on the forefront, we've done an incredible amount of work. And I would hate to think that this sacrifice that we've made could be made in vain because some people are -- are losing interest or are dropping their guard. We've got to double down right now more than ever.
CAMEROTA: Why are those young people at that party not getting the message that they are putting themselves in danger and putting their, obviously, older relatives in danger? What's wrong in the messaging in Michigan?
WHITMER: Well, we're trying to figure that out, Alisyn. We know that across the country we've seen an increase in this age group in terms of COVID-19. Perhaps it's you know, all of the mixed messaging that's happened at the federal level. Perhaps it is the fact that COVID-19 doesn't have the same death rates amongst that age group and maybe it's not taking it seriously. But the fact of the matter is every one of those people can be carrying COVID-19 and a lot of them might be without even knowing it, and that's the inherent danger in this moment. And that's why it's incumbent on every one of us to mask up to -- from the -- from the White House to the State House, and everywhere in-between. That's the most important thing that we can do right now. And we're seeing things like this play out across the country. We've got to all do our part to make sure that that doesn't happen. The numbers that we're seeing in the south, in particular, are really concerning. We have not seen that kind of an uptick yet, but that's precisely what we want to avoid.
CAMEROTA: Here are the numbers as we see it this morning. This is the average Michigan seven-day moving average of new cases. Let me put the graphic up on the screen for everyone. You're obviously not hitting the highs, in terms of new cases, that you were in mid-April, thank goodness. However, as you can see from June to July, it's been a pretty steady uptick. And so, what's the plan now?
WHITMER: Yeah, so we, you know, have a phased-in re-engagement of our economy and we -- I had hoped to take the rest of the state into phase five, but we dialed it back right before Fourth of July because we see these numbers increasing. So, not having bars that are serving indoors, that's one thing. But we know we're going to continue to monitor the numbers. If they keep moving up, we're going to dial back if we have to -- and it's the last thing any of us wants. I've got to tell you, I want to reengage this economy more than anyone but I'm not going to do it if it is too risky to do so, and that's why we're staying focused on the epidemiology. I'm not going to be bullied into moving before it's safe -- and if we have to move back, we're going to.
CAMEROTA: So is it just bars that you're -- that you're having -- having reverse course? Are restaurants open, gyms, hair salons?
WHITMER: Gyms are not open, theaters are not open. There are a number of other business entities that are -- are not reengaged yet. Insofar that we reengaged hair salons, that's something that if we see some outbreaks we may have to disengage on that front. And that's -- I -- I took a lot of heat when we brought that curve down. We saved thousands of lives. I'm prepared to take heat if it -- that's what it's going to take to keep people safe.
CAMEROTA: Schools -- what's your thinking about whether schools in Michigan will reopen in September?
WHITMER: So, we put together a task force, 25 people, incredible expertise to put together the protocols to reengage schools in the fall if it is safe to do so. So we -- we will be prepared but, of course, I cannot tell you what life is going to look like in Michigan in two months from now. We're going to continue to watch the numbers. Depending on which phase we are in, we've got different protocols that have been promulgated because we want to get kids back in the classroom, but only if and when it's safe to do so. And that's why wearing a mask today increases the odds that we can get our kids back in class in the fall.
CAMEROTA: You say that you took a lot of heat for the -- what people thought were, you know, sort of rigid shutdowns that you had done -- so much so that people with guns -- armed people were showing up in public spaces like, you know, the State House and stuff. Was that a nerve-racking time?
WHITMER: I think that the most nerve-racking aspect to this whole public health crisis is the fact that it's become political. Lives will have been lost because of the politics around what should just be a public health crisis. We know -- you -- we started talking about that sandbar party in the -- in the southern part of the state. We know that people came in from Indiana and Illinois to attend that. COVID-19 does not respect party line and it does not respect state line, and that's why every one of us has to do our part. And -- and so to see this political conversation impacting public health is, I think, the most disconcerting thing that -- that we've confronted here -- that and the lack of preparedness at the national level. And that's precisely why we are going to do everything we can to take the politics out of the conversation and prepare for the fall.