Grind for March 9th
“It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” – Benjamin Franklin
Paris No-Go Zone Police Overwhelmed Attempting Quarantine
Police in Paris no-go zones are becoming overwhelmed trying to maintain the nationwide quarantine and have handed out record numbers of fines.
The heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis area is proving to be a tough area for police to enforce the nationwide anti-coronavirus quarantine ordered by French president Emmanuel Macron, with police officers admitting that they are overwhelmed.
A man guarding a local pharmacy told newspaper Le Temps that many of the residents do not even believe the virus is a threat to them at all.
“They do not understand anything. Some even say that this virus is a fable of whites to force them to desert the street,” the man said.
Other areas of Seine-Saint-Denis also saw people gathering, including a local shopping centre where a number of minority teenagers chatted with each other, some wearing masks, others not.
Police say that enforcing the law in the area is “impossible” and that if they try to impose the 135 euro fines they would not be able to contain the potential backlash, and that the risk of a crowd forming would only increase the chances of spreading the coronavirus.
“We are not going to give up. But we also know where these people live and how they live. Strict containment, for them, is just impossible,” an officer explained. Read more…
NY Times Changes Headline About Democrats Blocking Corona Stimulus
Democrats have it good. They know that they can do things that if done by Republicans would cause media outlets to lose their minds. Democrats know that the media will run cover for them in the same situations.
The latest example comes from The New York Times, which keeps changing its headline regarding Democrats in the Senate voting against a stimulus package that would provide checks to Americans to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus quarantine, which has shut down businesses and cost people their paychecks.
The original headline for the article read: “Democrats Block Action on $1.8 Trillion Stimulus.” Right-leaning people would notice that this is how the Times would have titled the article had Republicans blocked a Democrat bill, though it probably would have gone further to describe the bill as helping families during the coronavirus.
The Times, however, changed the headline to read, “Democrats Block Action on Stimulus Plan, Seeking Worker Protections,” which adds a vague qualifier meant to make it look like Democrats were not simply acting with partisan bitterness – a qualifier Republicans rarely get from left-leaning media outlets.
For example, just one week ago, media outlets in their headlines blamed Republicans for blocking a coronavirus relief bill. NBC News, for example, ran with the headline, “House sends coronavirus relief bill to Senate after delay by Rep. Gohmert.” Why did Gohmert delay the bill? Because he wanted to readthe technical corrections made to the bill over the weekend. Yet the wording from the media made it sound like this was a bad thing. Read more…
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