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Media continues in overdrive to keep fear levels high

Media continues in overdrive to keep fear levels high

The media is hyping an old “variant” of Covid that was found months ago and has been confirmed in a total of …. 12 people … worldwide. “Delta” and “Omicron” have both out competed this variant. But the media is hyping this for fear porn click bait.

Classic media manipulation of your viewpoint – SF Chronicle had to rewrite headline and replace photo illustration

Classic media manipulation of your viewpoint – SF Chronicle had to rewrite headline and replace photo illustration

Over the span of a few days, the SF Chronicle went from a headline emphasizing “Winter Covid surge” to a new title emphasizing “the endgame”, and a new illustration, removing the fear and negativity focus. Sadly, the media always goes for fear and negativity and manages to spin good news into bad. This time they got caught at it.

Munchausen by Internet

Munchausen by Internet

This is an Internet/social media phenomena that never occurred to me: “Munchausen by Internet occurs when medically well individuals fake recognized illnesses in virtual environments, such as online support groups.”