The leftist elite has a nasty habit of assuming the residents of more red states are somehow uneducated hicks bumbling about and that this ignorance is what led them to vote for President Trump. And so it is no surprise that when covering areas known to be more red than blue, such as the state of Wisconsin, mainstream media liberals try to pinpoint this and draw attention to the sheer stupidity of Trump fans.
However, as a recent incident proves, we might not be as dumb as they assume. Nor are we opposed to noting the blatant hypocrisy that the media uses to garner such attention.
Now, Wisconsin has traditionally been a Democratic stronghold. However, in 2016 scores of residents showed up to vote for Trump.
And since then, the state seems to be less blue with every day. Take the recent overturn the Wisconsin Democrats attempt to delay the April 7th primary, election for example. We can also look to the even more recent of the Supreme Court’s decision to deny Governor Tony Evan’s extension of the stay at home order.
This later decision is most likely why a crew of MSNBC was in the state this past weekend to report on the happenings in the quickly turning purple state. And as is typical, the team was more than willing to report on the narrative that these country folks were ignorant of the dangers of Coronavirus.
Cal Perry was reporting live from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. His crew was set up around the lakeside, noting that people were out and about, and none of them wearing masks. Perry, who was speaking to MSNBC’s host Katy Tur, was wearing one, of course.
Tur asked Perry if the people there seemed worried at all.
“Are the people there just not worried about it, Cal? Are they not worried about their personal safety?”
Perry replied that no one seemed to be. “I met some folks from Lake Geneva who lived in the area and staying a few miles outside of town, and they said they are worried about it. They’re worried about that second spike (of infection), they’re worried about folks coming from Chicago.”
But then he began to talk about the people milling about the lake around him, saying “I haven’t met anybody who is… you can see here, nobody’s wearing them (masks.)”
It was at this point that a man who was walking by noted some inconsistencies with the news crew and made sure to say as much.
“Including the cameraman,” the man said.
The man, later identified as Andy Olsen of Bolingbrook, Illinois, had been passing by when he heard Perry discussing how the locals didn’t seem to be worried about not wearing a mask. But as Olsen pointed out, the cameraman, as well as several other crew members, apparently weren’t either.
Olsen, who had been carrying his own camera in the form of his smartphone, got the whole encounter on video. As you can see, several crew members aren’t wearing masks and yet were huddled in a close group discussing the segment. Perry, while always wearing a mask, didn’t have any problem touching members of the crew, rubbing elbows with them, even shortly after they had touched their faces. Suffice it say that there was no social distancing going on.
And yet they had the audacity to shame the residents of Lake Geneva for not wearing a mask outside in the sunshine, where it is known that the disease is rarely transmitted.
Olsen later told the Bolingbrook Bugle, “This isn’t about me, it is getting the truth out there and exposing some of these people for what they are. I wasn’t trying to be rude or ignorant, he turned the camera on me and tried to shame me and it backfired on him big time. It exposed him for his hypocrisy. The camera guy is there in plain view with a mask around his neck.”
Olsen also admitted that he didn’t know at the time that it was a live recording. He said, “I walked away and figured he would edit it out, but good thing it was live. I thought it was just a local guy – never did I think it was MSNBC doing a live report.”
But lucky for us, it was. Millions from all over saw the hypocrisy of MSNBC and just how willing the media is to distort the truth to fit their own narrative.