People who can’t communicate think everything is an argument. – Unknown
Today’s independent commentary deals with these people/issues:
- Coronavirus Task Force Briefings
- On the Mound
- Bad Boys at Fox News
- NFL Training Camp
CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFINGS:
If the weather is getting too hot to be outside, there’s going to be something to watch in the afternoons: The Coronavirus Task Force Briefings!
The Washington Post explained in their headline what it was all about:
Trump to bring back coronavirus briefings in attempt to revive reelection campaign
The USS Trump is taking on water and this is one way he can satisfy his need for attention and turn the tide. Look for the briefings to be more campaigning and less about the coronavirus.
The briefings will be held at 5:00 p.m. eastern time, according to Trump. This means they will start anywhere from 5:20 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time.
ON THE MOUND:
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will throw the first pitch for the Washington Nationals on opening day, the team announced Monday. The game is scheduled for Thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern. (Fox5DC)
Fauci would undoubtedly get a standing ovation if fans were in the stands. This would have been a good time for President Trump to throw out the first pitch because the fans would not have been there to boo him.
BAD BOYS AT FOX NEWS:
“Some of the names in leadership may have changed since Roger Ailes’ regime, but Fox News’ institutional apathy towards sexual misconduct has not.”
That sentence was in the lawsuit filed in Federal Court by former Fox Business Network associate producer Jennifer Eckhart and former FNC guest Cathy Areu. Eckhart and Areu contend they had been harassed individually by Ed Henry, the Fox News anchor who was fired by the cable-news outlet earlier this month. (Deadline)
The suit also alleges harassment by some of Fox News’ best-known anchors, including Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Howard Kurtz, along with a contributor, Gianno Caldwell. (Variety)
It looks like they need to do some house cleaning.
NFL TRAINING CAMP:
In case you missed it, training camp for all 32 NFL teams will commence as previously scheduled, with rookies reporting July 21, quarterbacks and injured players on July 23, and veterans reporting on July 28.
Rookies from the Chiefs and the Texans were the first to report on Monday, July 20.
The information provided here is from NFL.com.