This morning, Tom Hauser let his partisanship show. During the Political Analysis segment, he led with a video of CAE President John Hinderaker awarding the Golden Turkey Award to Gov. Tim Walz for spending $6,900,000 to buy a refrigerated building to use as an overflow morgue to hold bodies that he expected from COVID. This refrigerated building is currently being used to store supplies. It’s never been used to hold a single body, much less a person who died of COVID.

During the Political Analysis segment, Hauser mentioned how Gov. Walz had to make all these decisions without a roadmap to guide him. Not once did he say that President Trump, who didn’t have a state to run but an entire nation to make decisions for. Gov. Walz’s decisions, starting with his shelter-in-place order to his model predicting “only 50,000 people dying” if Minnesotans shut their economy down entirely, were terrible. President Trump’s decisions, starting with shutting down travel with China, then Europe, to getting Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca and Johnson & Johnson working immediately on producing a vaccine, were indisputably right.

Despite those facts, Biden was considered the best to fix COVID, not President Trump. That’s a joke. But I digress. Back to Hauser. Hauser didn’t say anything about how Minnesota’s economy has tanked thanks to Gov. Walz’s decisions. Hauser didn’t blame Gov. Walz for the huge deficit that’s certain to be announced this Tuesday. The deficit happened directly as a result of Gov. Walz’s terrible decisions. Spending $6,900,000 on a temporary morgue is just a symptom of a bigger problem.

That problem is that Gov. Walz is in over his head. Walz has used 3 different models to predict how many people would die from COVID. Each has been off by tens of thousands of people. A fair-minded journalist would’ve mentioned that. Hauser didn’t ask that question during the MDH hearings. Why didn’t he? I think the answer is obvious.

If reporters won’t ask that type of question, then they aren’t doing their primary job. Informing the people is what they’re hired to do. If they fail that, they’re failing us.

Why didn’t Hauser or other reporters question why Gov. Walz bought this facility instead of renting it? With tons of offices empty, couldn’t Gov. Walz have gotten a better deal? A lifelong bureaucrat, which is what Gov. Walz is, apparently isn’t smart enough to make that type of decision. A businessman would’ve negotiated for a better price.

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