McEnany Scolds The Media For ‘Deceptively’ Cutting Off Her Entire Quote On School Reopening

[Image source: C-SPAN, Fox News, & Good Morning Britain video screenshots. The Freedom Times compilation].

Thursday during the White House press briefing, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany was pressed over schools deciding “to go online only” in the Fall, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“What does the president say to parents out there who are now going, ‘Okay, what do I do with my kids?'” a reporter asked McEnany.

“The president has said unmistakably that he wants schools to open, and I was just in the Oval [Office] talking to him about that,” McEnany said. “When he says open, he means open in full– kids being able to attend each and every day at their school.”

“The science should not stand in the way of this. And as Dr. Scott Atlas said, ‘Of course, we could do it. Everyone else in the Western World, our peer nations are doing it. We are the outlier here,'” McEnany said of former Stanford Neuroradiology Chief Dr. Scott Atlas’ statement on Fox News, Wednesday.

“The science is very clear on this,” McEnany continued. “For instance you look at the JAMA Pediatrics study of 46 pediatrics hospitals in North America that said the ‘risk of critical illness for COVID is far less than that of season flu. The science is on our side here. We encourage for localities in states to just simply follow  the science, open our schools.”

“It’s very damaging to our children. There’s a lack of reporting of abuse. There’s mental depressions that are not addressed, suicidal audiations that are not addressed when students are not in school. Our schools are extremely important. They are essential, and the must reopen,” she added. Continued Below

Upon the press secretary’s remarks, several left wing journalists with blue check marks on Twitter, along with The Washington Post, took McEnany’s remarks out of context.

The Washingon Post tweeted a video of McEnany’s full statement, but wrote in their headline on Twitter: “White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on school reopenings: The science should not stand in the way of this.”

Kayleigh McEnany fired back and scolded the media on Twitter, writing: “Case Study in Media Bias: I said: ‘The science is very clear on thisthe science is on our side here. We encourage our localities & states to just simply follow the science. Open our schools.’ But leave it to the media to deceptively suggest I was making the opposite point!” Video Below

The Washington Post misleads users on Twitter:

Kayleigh McEnany fires back:

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CNN’s Jim Acosta peddles the smear:

CBS’s Weijia Jiang jumped on the bandwagon, but later tweeted a transcript of McEnany’s full context.

Former Obama WH Cabinet Secretary, Chris Lu, tweeted:

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) retweeted Jim Acosta’s one liner:

National political reporter for NBC News, Josh Lederman, tweeted:

ABC News also ran with the deceptive quote:

Along with ABC News’ 2020 campaign reporter Will Steakin:

Meanwhile, CNN’s Jake Tapper defended McEnany, insisting that the media should: “be fair”.