90 Miles From Tyranny : Media Spins Kristi Noem’s Grandmother’s Death To Shame The Governor’s COVID Policies

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Media Spins Kristi Noem’s Grandmother’s Death To Shame The Governor’s COVID Policies

The mainstream media is exploiting the death of South Dakota Gov. Krist Noem’s grandmother in an effort to shame the Republican for her COVID-19 response.

According to the governor’s office, Noem’s grandmother, 98-year-old Aldys Arnold, died in her sleep on Nov. 22.

“Kristi Noem’s grandmother died in a nursing home hit by COVID-19 as the South Dakota governor continued to downplay the virus,” reads the headline published by Business Insider and re-upped by Yahoo! News.

The story acknowledges that “Arnold tested negative for COVID-19 before her death,” but goes on to focus on Noem’s COVID-19 policies, South Dakota’s rising coronavirus numbers, and the virus-related deaths in the nursing home where Noem’s grandmother resided. The article also criticized Noem’s decision to refuse a state-wide mask mandate.

Even though a statement from Noem’s spokesperson urging the outlet to “not politicize” Arnold’s death because “it’s callous at best” was included in the piece, Business Insider devoted the rest of the article to citing sources meant to combat the spokesperson’s claims that mask mandates don’t work.

Noem’s office told The Federalist that the article and headline were “shameful.”

The governor’s spokesperson previously reprimanded multiple news outlets including a CBS-affiliate for attempting to spin...

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Smoker78 said...

They are ghouls with no shame. I live here and not having to be forced to wear a mask is working just fine. You know why MSM? Because many people choose to wear them and I am not one of them . Oh, god forbid, people being able to choose. I hope these “journalists” get a severe case of .308 poisoning.

Miguel GFZ said...

This is why I celebrate when another round of journalists is fired. They do not deserve to earn a living or have a decent one.

jabrwok said...

"Spokesperson". Was this "person" male or female? We have words for those things.