Skip to comments.South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Tells Rachel Maddow to 'Stop Spreading Fear'; Shuts Down The MSNBC Political Commentator With Facts About COVID-19
Posted on 09/25/2020 9:08:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
If you've watched Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show lately, you probably think the coronavirus outbreak is worse than ever and is never going away. Her message night after night has been: Everything must stay shut down. We are in grave danger.
So you can get why she doesn't like South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. For months Noem has taken a much different approach, one that is a bit sunnier and doesn't require massive shutdowns that have put way too many people out of business. She recently posted a lighthearted clip about how hunting is the perfect social distancing activity, which Maddow used as bait to try and paint the governor as a weak leader who is ignoring the COVID outbreak in her own state.
Noem kindly asked Maddow to cool it, before digging into some details. As she and her communications have noted, COVID patients are taking only 8% of the hospital beds in South Dakota, and just 6% of their ICU beds.
Stop spreading fear.
Only 8% of South Dakotas hospital beds are occupied by COVID patients. We have and will continue to manage our resources to care for the people who need help.
The people of South Dakota have accomplished this WITHOUT draconian lockdowns. #FactsNotFear https://t.co/VIUPmMPaSm Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) September 24, 2020
Noem has spent months trying to assure South Dakotans that what they hear on TV may not always be accurate. She knows that the doom and gloom messages coming from liberals are not helping anyone cope during the pandemic. So, she's taken a different approach. Instead of enforcing stay at home orders as her counterparts in other states have, she decided that she didn't want to "take too much power in a time of crisis."
Before she challenged Maddow's statistics, Noem rejected a study that claimed a motorcycle rally held in Sturgis, SD last month resulted in hundreds of thousands of COVID cases. She called the report "science fiction" and said the study was built on "incredibly faulty assumptions that do not reflect the actual facts and data."
She accused the researchers, and the media who "breathlessly" reported on their study, of trying to stoke fear to limit Americans' personal freedom.
"Under the guise of academic research, this report is nothing short of an attack on those who exercised their personal freedom..."
South Dakota has just over 200 COVID deaths. If Maddow wants to pick on a state, why not pick on New York, where under Gov. Cuomo's leadership nearly 33,000 people have succumbed to the virus.
“Under the guise of academic research, this report is nothing short of an attack on those who exercised their personal freedom...”
Wow. She gets it.
No retraction yet for these Sturgis accusations! MSM SOP, bury it in the past news and look for the next outrage!
Wish she had been in charge of the task force instead of Pence.
Me too. I dont think Pence is a stealth attack force on Trump, as some people here do. Hes simply weak.
Noem is somebody to watch, though. Shes got all her ducks in a row, doesnt let the press or anybody else get away with their loose statements and implications, and can handle those horrible media witches.
IMO Pence inexplicably failed to grasp the fact that MESSAGE CONTROL was going to be far and away his most important job as head of the task force.
Instead he got himself entangled in the minutia of PPE supply chains and allowed the likes of Tony Fauci and the CDC webmaster to go rogue.
The country would be pretty much back to normal by now if Pence would have kept control of the messaging.
I wished goovenair Henry would get it.
The Sturgis rally draws people from all over the country. They don’t sign a registry or need tickets. So how would anyone track down 350,000 nameless people from the four corners of the USA, to determine how many of them had contracted WuFlu? And how would they begin to establish that it was the rally that exposed them and not some other source?
“Wow. She gets it.”
I like a Pence/Noem ticket in 2024. Pence can clean up all the religious persecution happening and Noem would be a great leader for the Senate.
Very impressed by the Lady. Iron Lady status, yet? Hmmm
Don’t hold your breath waiting for a retraction/apology from MSM. Never happen.
If the apologized for their lies, they would report nothing else for the next 100 years.
A very accurate analysis. He means well but he just doesnt get it.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. W. Shakespeare.
I’d like to reach out and establish an official FR Rule regarding any posts mentioning Kristi Noem.
They must include pictures. :-)
That's exactly right. IF he couldn't handle it himself he should have appointed someone to do it. That leads me to believe that he's either incompetent at best in expressing a viewpoint that is a political winner or complicit in undermining him.
I only hope she has a good laugh. nothing like Shillary or K Harris. Please!!!
I’d love to see a DeSantis/Noem ticket in 2024. Both are great governors.
I have seen her several times on air, if she’s not there yet, she’s getting damn close!
Tracking is easy - cell phones. The rest is easy to - just make it up, who is in a position to refute the info?
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