New York (CNN Business) A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. There’s a lot of revisionist history being written right now. Lots of digging of the so-called memory hole. Pro-Trump media outlets are trying to bury the Trump White House’s failures to fully protect the country from this pandemic. They’re trying with all their might to shift the blame to mayors and governors. Look: There were shortcomings on the local and state levels. But the federal government wields far more power and influence. The president has far more influence and far more responsibility than any governor. So it should be said loudly and clearly and repeatedly: This was a 9/11-level failure of the federal government. As I argued on Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” telecast, the government’s failures need to be covered and scrutinized accordingly. To ignore what went wrong — or to cover it up or to memory-hole it — does a disservice to the dead. WaPo editor: Government ‘failed all along the way’ Read More Washington Post editor Marty Baron said it best on Sunday’s program. Relaying the findings from this Page One investigation, Baron said “the… Read full this story
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