RACHEL MADDOW (HOST): This is the front page of The New York Times right now. “U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll, Highest in the World, Surpasses 100,000 — The milestone comes just months after the country's first known case was confirmed … The death toll, far higher than any other nation, exceeds the number of U.S. military combat fatalities in every conflict since the Korean War.” Front page of The New York Times right now.
This is the front page of The Washington Post right now. All columns across the top, “100,000 Deaths — Pandemic has exposed nation's vulnerabilities and dangerous divide. The stark milestone, 100,000 deaths, comes less than three months after the first American was reported to have died. The people most ravaged are those whose suffering is often unseen — the elderly, African Americans, and the working poor,” that's The Washington Post front page tonight.
This is the front page tonight at USA Today. Quote, “100,000 Deaths — 100,000 people have died from coronavirus in the United States. And it will continue to change our lives. The U.S. is the only country to record anywhere near one million cases of the coronavirus. The country now hits another somber milestone.”
Here's the front page tonight over at the web site for our friends at CNN. “100,000 Americans didn't have to die. One tragedy of America's coronavirus milestone is that so many didn't have to die. Another is that no one knows how many more will perish.” Again, that's the CNN front page right now.
Also, this next one maybe isn't that important for you to see, but just so you're aware, this is what it is. In contrast, this is the front page for our friends at the Fox News Channel right now. It's, as you can see, a little bit different. “Warning: Drama Ahead,” is their main headline, all caps, bold, “Warning: Drama Ahead. House Democrats forge ahead on surveillance vote, Trump threatens veto.”
In addition to that lead story, they've got more stuff there about Nancy Pelosi, and her being terrible. They've got a thing up attacking Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — although it's possible that's just a pinned thing they keep on the front page of all times. They've got multiple stories up on their front page about Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook, they've got two different articles attacking two different CNN journalists up on their front page. This is all, like, their above-the-fold big headlines. And if you scroll down, and scroll down, and scroll down, eventually you do get — they do ultimately get to, oh, yeah, 100,000 Americans dead. They do get to it eventually, it comes around.