“We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself. At the end of the 15 day period, we will make a decision as to which way we want to go!” I’m sparing you the all-caps, but that was a direct quote from our president launched as he watched Fox News. It’s not a new trend, but it’s an increasingly dangerous one. The NYT’s Ben Smith on the failure at the top. “The person who could have stopped the flow of misinformation was Ms. Scott’s boss, Lachlan Murdoch, the chief executive of the Fox Corporation. But he wasn’t paying much attention. The 48-year-old heir to his family’s media fortune was focused instead on buying a streaming company called Tubi for $440 million.” (HBO’s Succession needs to up its game next season.) Rupert Murdoch Put His Son in Charge of Fox. It Was a Dangerous Mistake. (Fox News was a dangerous mistake.)

+ “I can’t jump in front of the microphone and push him down. OK, he said it. Let’s try and get it corrected for the next time.” Anthony Fauci on leading the country’s health message while dealing with his side gig: babysitting. (Let’s hope Fauci keeps his gov role. One wonders…)

+ If this is really a war, we need experts. We need former presidents. We need everyone. Right, Mr President? “I don’t want to disturb them, bother them. I don’t think I’m going to learn much.” (Agreed.)

+ One expert the administration should listen to ASAP is the heroic Jose Andres: We Have a Food Crisis Unfolding Out of Sight. America has fed millions through disasters before. Mobilize restaurant workers now. (There are some great programs being developed with Andres’ World Central Kitchen. More soon.)

+ Speaking of food, here’s another look at Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide. Very helpful. Worth sharing.