National TV reporter feigns outrage about people not wearing masks as a guy walks by and points out that even his own crew are not wearing masks. This reporter is putting on an act – this is what is known as “fake news” passing for journalism as the reporter creates fake outrage.
Two of his three crew members were not wearing face masks.
INSTANT CLASSIC FROM @MSNBC:
ANCHOR: "Are the people there just not worried about it? Are they not worried about their personal safety?"
REPORTER: "I haven't met anybody who is… you can see here, nobody's wearing them [masks]."
GUY ON STREET: "Including the Cameraman." pic.twitter.com/h9HbbIqNVh
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) May 26, 2020
Some weeks ago I saw a female reporter doing a live “face mask” clip. Immediately after the live broadcast ended, she removed her mask and put it in her pocket. Because it was all just an act.
The intent is to perpetuate outrage culture and it has been very successful – look at the antagonism on social media, or reports of verbal and physical assaults over mask wearing, even people being knifed and shot.
There are two problems: (1) the inconsistent, contradictory and incoherent public health messaging about everything, and (2) the media’s creation of fake outrage over mask wearing or not mask wearing. People are justifiably confused so now we make fun of them for being confused. And I suppose a (3): the elite TV reporters, mask shame the public while not doing as they say.
They do this a lot
And the all time favorite as a reporter paddles a canoe – and two people walk by in the six inches of water