Raging Against 'Mere Life,' The Federalist Has Declared War On Public Health Orders - 2020-05-13
String together coverage of COVID-19 "stay-at-home" orders in The Federalist, the conservative website, and it begins to resemble an ode to death itself.
So sings the chorus of conservative PhDs, right-wing think tankers, business owners and scientific contrarians narrating the impact of COVID-19. The Federalist is their echo chamber, publishing dozens of articles in recent weeks largely focused on the need to "reopen" society.
As public health experts warn that the pandemic will require long-term sacrifices in order to keep infection rates down, a TPM review of three months of coverage found that The Federalist has pursued a different route. For weeks, the site has been at the vanguard of the backlash against COVID-19 public health orders.