Press does the 'gotcha' dance over 'Trump-touted' NIH hydroxychloroquine non-recommendation, flunks basic reporting

For the press, it's quite the "gotcha" dance.  The National Institutes of Health's refusal to recommend the use of the common anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with the antibiotic azithromycin for the treatment of COVID-19, was proof positive according to the "science" that President Trump was wrong about the use of the drug, as well as an incompetent who was touting quack medicine, given that he noted the treatment as promising in one of his tweets. They've finally got something to pin on him. Here's a sampler of some of the headlines out there from NPR, CNN, Forbes, The Hill, and the New York Times:    One problem: The headlines are distorted.  First, Trump most certainly didn't tout the drug as a proven treatment; he called it a potential treatment with a "real chance" of being a good one and didn't...(Read Full Post)
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