Journalism: They finally grow a spine this year

Journalism: They finally grow a spine this year

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The media has grown a spine – finally:

California is losing buy-in even from the pandemic-believing public — and it’s not hard to understand why.

Gone is any semblance of clear communication of a clear plan with clear reasoning about how best to beat back COVID-19. In its place has emerged a haphazard, layered mess of rules and restrictions. And, for the most part, our elected leaders have no one to blame but themselves.

Source: Newsom and Garcetti complicate California COVID-19 rules – Los Angeles Times

The article notes that among the rules prohibiting walking, tattoo parlors may remain open. And liquor stores are defined as an “essential” service. Gatherings are prohibited – except for protests. All perfectly logical.

The media has finally noticed the rules are inconsistent, contradictory and incoherent (what I have said since last spring).

It’s the same argument that Jessica Millan Patterson, chairwoman of the California Republican Party, was making when she tweeted that “Californians have a right to public health data that is being used to shape their lives.”

In fact, it’s the same argument that many of us are now making as we scratch our heads in confusion and frustration.

Finally – the media notices the lack of evidence.

The other possibility  is there are many published papers from authoritative sources saying most public health measures do not work. Lockdowns work but are not sustainable. Most of the other measures don’t work or do not work well. But “experts” want to be seen as “experts” and “doing something”. Eventually the pubic figures out its all bull shit and stops paying attention. We are now at that point.

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