This did not age well: “Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice: The state is about to find out how many people need to lose their lives to shore up the economy.”

This did not age well: “Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice: The state is about to find out how many people need to lose their lives to shore up the economy.”

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On April 29th, The Atlantic published an article by writer Amanda Mull, titled: “Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice: The state is about to find out how many people need to lose their lives to shore up the economy.”

Nothing subtle about that title.

What actually happened from Georgia’s official Covid-19 status page – deaths went down:

Most of the media noise is just noise. The noise of endless speculation and unfounded assertions. Amanda Mull was completely wrong on April 29th.

On June 2nd, she objected to NYC’s proposed curfew of 8 pm – thinking her city should be kept open – calling the 8pm curfew “insane”.

Others piled on to this topic including this former journalist:

Fournier dug in deep on this, posting further comments reinforcing his claim that Georgia would be killing more people.

The Washington Post followed suit with this headline, which was also published on the SFGATE.com web site:

Lesson to learn:  Recognize when journalists are opinion writers speculating about the future, not reporting on the past. Mull and Fournier made fools of themselves in a business that relies on trust. Will you trust their “reporting” in the future when they write opinions rather than reports?

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