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Rubio calls media "grotesque" over COVID-19 coverage

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 29, 2020

The Coronavirus or the “China virus” as President Trump likes to call it, originated in the Wuhan region of China, and the pandemic’s rate of infection in that country is largely suspected to have been downplayed and falsely reported on by the Communist Chinese government.

China and Italy were the top two countries with the most infections and deaths until the virus made it to the U.S.

The current number of Coronavirus cases in the U.S. has topped 142,000 and China’s number of cases appears to have plateaued at around 82,000 while Italy’s has climbed to 97,000.

Does it sound like China is underreporting?

Now that the virus has all-but crippled the U.S. economy, many media outlets are reporting the spread of the virus almost like a sport, and according to Florida Senator  Marco Rubio (R), the media coverage by some reporters is “grotesque” and “bad journalism.”

Rubio said that some of these reporters could not “contain their glee & delight” when reported that the U.S. had passed China in COVID-19 cases.

Some of those reporters, who just so happen to write for media outlets that the president himself has called “Fake News” on numerous occasions pushing back at his claim against the junior senator from Florida.

One journalist from all outlets, Mother Jones to such offense from Rubio’s words that he made it about Trump.

“What’s ‘grotesque’ is attacking the media in an attempt to cover up a hideous lack of leadership. Do better. Do your job, or resign,” stated Mark Follman, National Affairs editor.

Follman and the other reporters condemning Rubio are the usual Trump-bashing cast of characters that tweet their minds and try to report fairly but seem to fail miserably because they keep tripping over their anti-Trump opinions.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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