Out Of Context???

“Out of context” is a term that you hear as an excuse, given when an individual feels they have been misquoted. I have seen the inside of media and this is a fair explanation actually. It is what the media does to bring brevity to a story. It’s what the viewing public wants, just the highlights. This will inevitably insert a certain amount of bias on the media’s behalf. Although unintended, it does happen. I’m just trying to be fair about what is printed below. Read it and you decide whether what you’ve heard was taken out of context. If you wish to see the actual press briefing to ascertain the tones that were used it can be found on YouTube.

Below is an excerpt from an article posted on the FOX news website. FOX is viewed as a Trump friendly media organization and is therefore not considered “fake news”.  It is a transcript of the coronavirus daily task force press conference featuring the President of the United States of America from Thursday April 23.  Along with verbatim dialogue it also contains description from the reporter as to manner and action. I have watched the press conference and feel that this is a fair description of what went down.  

‘Bill Bryan, the head of the science and technology directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, presented the findings of the federal government’s study on sunlight, humidity and temperature’s effect on the coronavirus — as well as various disinfectants on the virus when it is on surfaces. Trump then reacted to the comments.

“Question that probably some of you are thinking of if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light. And I think you said that hasn’t been checked but you’re going to test it,” Trump said, looking over to Bryan.

“And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re gonna test that, too. Sounds interesting, right?”

He continued: “And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets on the lungs and it does a tremendous number, so it will be interesting to check that. So that you’re going to have to use medical doctors. But it sounds, it sounds interesting to me. So, we’ll see.

“But the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute, that’s, that’s pretty powerful.”

After Trump’s initial comments, in which he did suggest there might be a way to “do something like that by injection inside or, or almost a cleaning” after changing the topic from light to disinfectants — though he made clear it was not a definitive recommendation — and said “medical doctors” should be involved in any tests, a reporter asked Bryan to clarify what the president said.

“The president mentioned the idea of a cleaner. Is the bleach and isopropyl alcohol he mentioned, there’s no scenario that could be injected into a person, is there?” the reporter asked.

“No, I’m here to talk about the findings that we had in the study. We don’t do that within that lab, at our labs,” Bryan responded.

Trump then jumped in with further comments.

“We’re talking about almost a latent sterilization of an area. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t work, but it certainly has a big effect if it’s on a stationary object,” Trump said, not explicitly disavowing the possibility using disinfectants to treat humans, which has been roundly declared dangerous by medical experts and makers of such products.”

 

There you have it, the complete exchange with the “out of context” removed, according to FOX news. What do you think? I think the barn-door may have just fallen off.

The ‘coronavirus task force daily press briefing, featuring Donald J Trump, prompted a statement from Reckitt Benckiser Group, the makers of Lysol, warning against improper use of disinfectant products.

“As a global leader in health and hygiene products, we must be clear that under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route),” the company said. “As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information.”

 

In addition to this manufacturer’s warning I would like to add the following pearls of wisdom… 1) sticking a lamp up your ass and turning it on, WILL NOT get the light inside and 2) Whatever you do, DON’T DRINK THE KOOL-AID!!!

 

 

 

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