In George Orwell’s ever-timelier masterpiece “1984,” what’s true today has ALWAYS been true. Oceania is at peace with Eurasia and at war with East Asia; it has always been so. It would be “thoughtcrime” to believe otherwise, even if way back in the recesses of one’s memory, one can dimly recall a time when Oceania was at war with Eurasia and at peace with East Asia.

So it is with many things in America in 2020, particularly critiques of President Trump’s response to the Wuhan virus. Oops, it’s also thoughtcrime to think of it as the Wuhan virus, or Chinese virus, even though it’s from Wuhan, China. And it has been thoughtcrime to believe the virus might have originated not in the wet market but in one of two biolabs in Wuhan studying infectious disease. One of these is a mere 900 feet from the wet market. We are supposed to believe that it first “jumped” into a human at the market. Better yet, accept the newer Chinese line that U.S. soldiers brought the virus to China.

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As time goes on, mainstream media coverage is getting worse; the narrative has done a full-180 when it comes to who did what, when. It increasingly mischaracterizes conservative media’s response to the virus, insisting that Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh minimized the threat. Questioning untested computer models or thinking twice about shutting down the entire American economy does NOT make one a pollyanna about an unknown virus.

But it’s only now, the narrative goes, with thousands infected, that Trump and conservative media can see the true impact of the virus. Trump’s effort is too little, too late, and he’s responsible for people dying, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

This is the same Nancy Pelosi who on February 24 said “Come to Chinatown...come join us.”

Uh-oh, that’s thoughtcrime. Watch out for the Thought Police. Even worse, I just wrote it for you to read, and linked to the video so you could see it for yourself, instead of dropping it down the memory hole like a good Winston Smith.

Remember when President Trump first introduced the idea of closing the United States to air traffic from mainland China? He boldly called for that at the end of January, saving untold Americans from infection and possible death. Remember the reaction at the time? Why, Trump was xenophobic (the word of the year); he was a racist. This virus was just an excuse to shut down the borders, they said, just as he’s always wanted to do; the threat was mild. We’ve all seen the montages created by Sean Hannity and others of Democrats underplaying the danger of social contact. Democrats did this not because it was true but because Trump was articulating the danger, and he couldn’t be allowed to be right.

Then there’s Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, who was smeared by the media in mid-February for daring to to ask questions about the Level 4 biolab and another nearby facility and their coronavirus studies. The nerve –- pointing out the lack of transparency from the Chinese. Democrats and the media (I repeat myself) called him a right-wing conspiracy theorist.

But he never did accuse the biolabs –- he just raised the question and wanted answers. As we’ve said here, and as reported by A. G. Hamilton in NATIONAL REVIEW, “Cotton specifically said that ‘we don’t have evidence that the disease originated there, but because of China’s duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question to see what the evidence says.”

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There’s nothing conspiratorial or paranoid or false or even political about this statement, so the media had to twist his words, just as they deliberately twist and/or misinterpret much of what the President says. Once they’ve twisted it to say something different, it’s easy to debunk. In this case, they debunked the claim that there was evidence China was making bioweapons, which Cotton never said. Hamilton points out that they repeatedly quoted one of the leading biosecurity experts in the world, Richard Ebright from Rutgers University, to debunk that fake claim, even though he is known to AGREE with Cotton’s ACTUAL claim that COVID-19 could possibly have spread from the Wuhan lab. The media didn’t quote him on that part!

This story is evolving as we obtain more evidence that a Wuhan biolab might have been responsible. So the media have to play tricks to avoid retracting their earlier false accusastions. They’ll ease into the new story, as the WASHINGTON POST did when it finally said that “scientists don’t rule out that an accident at a research laboratory in Wuhan might have spread a deadly bat virus that had been collected for scientific study.” That statement is consistent with what Cotton was saying and continues to say. But to my knowledge, no one has retracted any misquotations attributed to him, let alone apologized to him.

We talk about not being able to trust the narrative from China, but it sure would be nice to have reason to trust the one being spun by our own media. Sadly, when it comes to the truth, many in American media have little more in common with it than the ChiComms do. They’d parrot a line straight from President Xi if it meant another chance to slam the leader they REALLY hate, President Trump.

By the way, the World Health Organization has made it easy for the ChiComms to lie. Highly recommended reading...

5 Keys to Unlocking WHO’s Ties to China and Its Response to COVID-19

Cotton was on Sunday’s LIFE, LIBERTY & LEVIN, saying we need to look at “the reasons why it is gonna be necessary to fundamentally take stock and reassess our relationship with China at the end of this pandemic, because China has to be held accountable, and there must be a reckoning for their behavior.” Indeed. I think one interesting way would be to tally up our astronomical financial hit from this and subtract it from the amount of our debt they hold.

Cotton understands all too well why the media are trying to tune out President Trump’s daily press briefings. As one of the best-informed on this issue you’ll find, he considers these briefings to be quite valuable. “The President has really taken charge,” he says, “over this last couple of weeks.” He still gives Trump high marks for going against a lot of advice he got at the time and shutting down flights from China.

I’ll leave you with the positive words of Senator Cotton, which will be ignored if not ridiculed by the hysterical media: “I commend the President. I know that we’ve got many tough days ahead of us, as he said, but I, like so many other Americans, are praying for him and praying for all the brave men and women who are working on his task force, or working in hospitals, growing our food, getting [it] into grocery stores, helping care for our communities. Again, that shows the true spirit of America and why, when this pandemic is behind us, we’ll be stronger than ever before.”

That was true yesterday, it’s true today, and, God willing, it’ll be true tomorrow.

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  • Jack Narvel

    04/09/2020 05:59 PM

    Very good exposition of he facts which have already been exposed by the "Off Grid" media outlets like Twitter, NewsMax, etc.
    Thank you for your commitment to the Truth and your relationship with Jesus Christ. Thank God for you , Mike!

  • Dorothy Shepherd

    04/07/2020 10:38 PM

    Totally agree

  • Judy M Nunn

    04/07/2020 05:52 PM

    Mike. I am really concerned that Michell Obama is going to be VP nominee or Presidential nominee. Do you think this is at all possible??
    Thanks. Judy Nunn

  • George Henik Sr

    04/07/2020 12:42 PM

    Great factual information. Red China is not our friend. Now there is information that China knew and suppressed information on this virus outbreak and stopped medical supplies from leaving their country. It makes sense that China and the corrupt American politicians that work for them are not in America's best interests

  • Bob Shillingstad

    04/07/2020 12:31 PM

    Did you see Dr. Tony give the high five to Johnathon Carl a reporter who brought in CCP reporter. “Good job Johnathon, take Trump down.”
    The bias is out there.

  • Lisa Chambers

    04/07/2020 12:30 PM

    Whether it started in a wet market or a BioLab doesn't matter right now. We know it started in China; we know that China didn't warn about it for weeks; and we know that China was buying lots of PPE in December, so it seems that they only cared about their own country and not the rest of the world. So, we should know that we need to stop depending on China for the goods we buy, and become a more independent, self-sufficient country. For a few years now, some people have been saying to "Buy American" and leave the Chinese goods on the shelf. Before, it was a matter of American pride; but now it is a matter of our safety. I wonder if the amount of money that people have saved by buying cheaper Chinese goods is equal to the amount of damage to our economy during this outbreak. Either way, it is not worth the human cost.

  • Sheldon Soger

    04/07/2020 10:10 AM

    I read your newsletter every day. Thank you so much for your thorough accounting, your honesty and humor, and your encouragement that we all so desperately need! You're in our prayers, too!

  • Don Chenault

    04/07/2020 07:58 AM

    One thing the covid19 virus has shown is that God is still in control of the the fate of mankind, not
    the COMBINED knowledge of scientist and medical experts...has the deaths from FLU been stopped? answer NO.... do we stop trying to find a cure? answer NO

  • Karen McClure

    04/07/2020 07:00 AM

    I had a nightmare of a thought!! We need to pray over our President and Vice President to stay well from this virus!!! Next in line is Pelosi! God please protect us from that happening! Makes me think more caution and protection for them needs to be in place during this pandemic!!

  • Gary Rothmeier

    04/07/2020 05:44 AM

    Love your insight to the top news everyday.
    Also, I'm completely fed up with Democrats. We better NOT have to go through more Trump hating investigations.

  • Malinda Laugh

    04/07/2020 04:12 AM

    Your comments are spot on as far as I am concerned. Chins needs to be held responsible. They started this whole thing in Wuhan as you know.

  • William Appelt

    04/07/2020 01:16 AM

    The war we are fighting, for quite awhile, is not this virus but the forces behind the horrible mindset of the left. The American people are not fooled by the dominant "progressive" power grab. The powerful is directly connected to economic profits probably from the same consumers, us Americans. Is it high time we "discover" who is bankrolling the progressives. Do we have to dismantle all the big companies that sell our daily needs at the supermarkets and malls. Are they taking advantage of us? A little here and a little there becomes profitable and powerful. Big buys out smaller, etc. In other words are we bankrolling our own problem? Hidden in plain sight?
    Abortion is doing it.... and the Democrats are pushing their agenda with great urgency, why? Death wish, fetuses(babies) to pre and even born, Down Syndrome baby killing and what can be next any stage after as they insist. Why?
    Are we ready to really change our political leaders or are they that deeply entrenched. Being in California, most of the coast is dominated by the Democrats, just a few Republicans, Nunes and McClintock to name some. Pelosi and Schiff will not do but who is ready to step up? What happened to censor, recall or other disciplines?
    Maybe we are so inundated with corrupted news and cell phone garbage that we can not find our friends helping to solve the issues.
    Thanks Gov. Huckabee for being one of the few and brave!

  • Ann McKee

    04/07/2020 12:23 AM

    Great article! Thank you!!

  • Leonard Lugo

    04/06/2020 11:31 PM

    Yes, indeed, the wicked media loves to get a bulldozer to shove bad, negative, fear into American's living rooms! I appreciated Trish Regan telling the truth straight forward, and, she sadly got fired from Fox Business! We're praying for President Trump & VP Pence Lord give them wisdom & strength! I don't listen to media, (a program insight on SBN, ), but other conservative Todd Starnes, WND, we need to open economy. Seek the Lord Jesus.! Praise the Lord Jesus Christ! Leonard Baytown.TX

  • John Tester

    04/06/2020 09:44 PM

    It has come that the Demoncrats will use whatever it takes to attack and destroy President Trump, even at the expense of our Constitution and Country. I am beyond myself by the lies and misuse of our freedoms that are coming from them, especially during this pandemic.

  • Joan Helen Chambers

    04/06/2020 09:25 PM

    Mike - have you read the books 'One Second After', One Year After' and 'The Final Day' by William R. Forstchen.
    Very interesting - relate it to today???

  • steve aljets

    04/06/2020 08:43 PM


  • Johna Meyer

    04/06/2020 08:32 PM

    President Trump doing a great job as are the Dr and Nurses that are taking care of the sick. We all count on your news as well every day. Keep up the good work staying on top of the news.

  • manfred parker

    04/06/2020 08:13 PM

    China sees Pres. Trump as a threat to their world dominance. It is highly possible they developed this virus to inject it into the US, but it got out of control and then they tried to hide as much as they could. Their objective was to take out our economy with this virus and hopefully take out Pres. Trump come Nov.

  • L!inda Brune

    04/06/2020 07:45 PM

    China developed the virus and spread it globally! I believe they will ultimately PAY!!

  • Janet Pingston

    04/06/2020 07:39 PM

    With the Boris from uk sick. And this is an invisible war. Trump and pence need to be in separate places. ( remember Nancy is number three in line )

    Also the anti body test to be given to front line people. Grocery stores. Pharmacy. Truckers. Then workers to return to work. Or volunteer else wear.

  • Darla Johnston

    04/06/2020 07:09 PM

    Keep speaking truth, Mike. Praying God uses you as light.

  • Doug Morgan

    04/06/2020 07:07 PM

    I was flabbergasted over the weekend by the was democrats and Trump-haters swallow each and every word that CNN, MSNBC and the other fake news outlets.

    I sent out an email over the weekend that said:
    "Regardless of your political position, how much you may dislike him, the media attacks on him and what you may hear or read, this man is under unimaginable stress and the load on his shoulders for his whole term has been more than any human, particular in his 70s, could bear unless he is held up by a higher power. "

    Many responses that I received from my Trump-hater "friends" can be summarized as follows:
    "I fully support our country and I fully support praying for our country and all people in the world."
    "I cannot pray for nor have any respect for a so-called president that lies every time he opens his mouth and has never asked forgiveness for his sins because he says he has never sinned.
    "I also hope God has mercy on us all by allowing Trump to be killed like he is killing thousands of citizens".
    "I can't keep from hating a man who has no conscience and is an ego maniac. I hope the Lord forgives me for my feelings toward this man but there's is one thing I know, he is not a Godsend or the chosen one."

  • J Carl Hayes

    04/06/2020 06:37 PM

    Do not watch mainstream media for the reasons you cited in this article! God will tell the true story one day! Remember every tongue will confess, every knee will bow that Jesus is Lord ! God bless President Trump give him strength, wisdom, and a sound mind ! God bless America!

  • Jan Ellen Crowley

    04/06/2020 06:37 PM