Is Trump Covid-19 Response Getting a Fair Shake from Press?

The notion that the Trump administration has badly blown the response to Covid-19 is now accepted wisdom promoted by the prestige press, none more vehemently than the Washington Post. But while the Post pushes the notion of the administration’s abysmal performance with a daily barrage of critical stories, its crusade often misses its mark and its journalistic shortcomings seem like nothing than an effort to start with a preconceived notion and then find the facts to fit it.

Trump can certainly be criticized for a number of things he has said and done with regard to…