Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
I doubt that there’s anyone who hasn’t, in one way or the other, been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, whether it’s simply the inability to find toilet paper in any stores or having their lives disrupted by the closings of schools, business, and gatherings and being asked to stay home.
Some people, like Fox News on-air personalities and even some congressional Republicans, have been downplaying the pandemic. California Republican congressman Devin Nunes, for example told his constituents, “…one of the things you can do, if you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to just go out, go to a local restaurant, likely you can get in, get in easily.”
Other Republican have been calling this whole coronavirus “thing” Nothing more than a politically motivated attempt to bring down the president. But no one has been more guilty of spreading disinformation about coronavirus than Donald Trump.
And so for this week’s provocative question, I’m going to do something different. I’m going to ask you to watch a report from CNN host Don Lemon. It’s about 12 minutes long, but I encourage you to watch the whole thing if you have time. And then, once you’ve watched it, my question to you is simply this:
What is your reaction to Don Lemon’s assessment?
Here’s the the video:
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