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McEnany vs. Science? CNN’s Jim Acosta Criticized for Tweeting Press Secretary Comment Out of Context


The fake news media strikes again!

If all you watched was CNN, you'd believe that President Trump and his supporters are against science and the "truth."

But the actual truth… isn't that simple.

When asked about reopening schools, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany clearly suggested that the science SUPPORTS reopening the schools.

But Jim Acosta tweeted McEnany out of context, only taking the first sentence of her answer.

"The science should not stand in the way of this."

McEnany's out of context quote drew criticism from the far left, further cementing their (wrong) viewpoint that Republicans are against facts and science.

In full context, however, McEnany's answer was much more nuanced:

The science should not stand in the way of this, but as Dr. Scott Atlas said — I thought this was a good quote, 'Of course, we can do it. Everyone else in the Western world, our peer nations are doing it. We are the outlier here.

The science is very clear on this. For example, you look at the JAMA pediatric study of 46 pediatric hospitals in North America that said the risk of critical illness from COVID is far less for children than the seasonal flu. The science is on our side here. We encourage localities and states to just simply follow the science. Open our schools.

Makes sense, right?

Well, look at how CNN's Jim Acosta chose to tweet it.



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