May 27, 2020
Some people are better off hiding behind a mask.
Such is the case with Ryan Lizza, chief Washington correspondent for Politico, and CNN political analyst, who attempted to take on the diminutive in stature, but deadly in her responses, White House Press Secretary Kaleigh McEnany.
The masked Ryan Lizza asked McEnany what was possibly the most ignorant question of the day, “By election day, what does the White House view as the number of dead Americans where you can say we successfully defeated this pandemic?”
Kaleigh McEnany responded by saying that although one death is too many, “We never want to see a single individual lose their life.” She continued, by explaining that to be significantly under the 2.2 million deaths experts predicted the Wuhan coronavirus would cause in America if we didn’t shut down the economy, is an achievement.
“But when the voters go to the polls in November, and they want to judge this president on his response this pandemic, what is the number that Americans should tolerate, where they can argue that ‘yes,’ he successfully controlled this pandemic.”
“I think that you’re asking the wrong question,” McEnany responded.
Lizza abruptly interrupted her, telling her, “Please don’t tell me I asked the wrong question!”
Ryan Lizza was fired from his previous job as a reporter for the New Yorker over allegations of sexual misconduct. He was also released from his contract with CNN, who in 2018 rehired Lizza. The few people who watch CNN, the low-ratings cable network channel, are fully aware that CNN hosts are not known for their moral character.
In December 2017, The Daily Beast reported that The New Yorker let go of its star reporter Ryan Lizza amid allegations of sexual misconduct, the magazine.
“The New Yorker recently learned that Ryan Lizza engaged in what we believe was improper sexual conduct. We have reviewed the matter and, as a result, have severed ties with Lizza,” a spokesperson for the magazine said. “Due to a request for privacy, we are not commenting further.”
Lizza denied the claims.
Wigdor LLP, the law firm representing Lizza’s accuser, issued a statement in response: “In no way did Mr. Lizza’s misconduct constitute a ‘respectful relationship’ as he has now tried to characterize it. Our client reported Mr. Lizza’s actions to ensure that he would be held accountable and in the hope that by coming forward she would help other potential victims.”
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