Numerous Oregon news outlets ran fake news stories in the past day, leaving out CRITICAL CONTEXT to the state’s Covid-19 report.
Study finds U.S. mass media coverage of Covid-19 is excessively negative (and scary) in tone compared to international media, science media, etc. This twisting everything into scary news is intentional – inducing fear creates more clicks and generates more ad views and return visits to keep appraised of what is happening. The fear mongering is intentional.
The media has done a spectacular job of fake news reporting on Covid-19. The news does not understand that Covid-19 daily body counts have nothing to do with the number of people who died in the past 24 hours. Instead, they report on the number of death reports received in the past 24 hours – the actual deaths occurred days, weeks even months earlier. Thus, the daily body count is a measure of data collection inefficiency – and has little to do with the disease itself. Today, this resulted in KOIN-TV running a completely fake news story about the post holiday surge.
38 of the 54 deaths reported yesterday were diagnosed BEFORE Christmas. Up through the 3rd week of December, the majority of deaths reported were diagnosed or occurred before the Thanksgiving weekend. The peak day of deaths in the state was Dec 9th, and the 2nd highest day was Nov 25th. But the media morons are too lazy to look at the actual data – instead, they just reprint the press releases without even bothering to think.
Social media content companies actively engage in censorship using a wide variety of approaches. Their censorship regimes are vastly larger and more powerful than most realize.
A 12-part NY Times story from 2018 was based almost entirely on a hoax. In other words, it is the very definition of fake news.
Wall Street Journals runs an utterly bizarre opinion column by some low life who asserts that Dr. Jill Biden should be permitted to use her Doctor title (she has an earned doctorate) because she is not a medical doctor. The author even goes so far as to suggest she is a “fake doctor”. That this column even ran reveals the rot that now inhabits the WSJ’s editorial board – and that news is far bigger news than this idiotic opinion column.
The media manages to take an overall great news story and turn it into a negative . Why is so much journalism just pure doom and gloom? I have no idea.
90% of those in Kanas are wearing face masks according to COVIDcast at CMU. Reporter Lydia Smith of perennial fake news site Newsweek, was incapable of doing this simple fact check, and instead, sources the entire story to a social media post on Facebook.
Since 90% of people who get Covid-19 wore a face mask where required, does this mean face masks cause you to get Covid-19? That makes as much logical sense as the idiotic media meme that “someone who opposed face masks now has Covid-19”.
While too early to tell, it seems that the 3rd wave of Covid-19 may have peaked, nationally, in the past week. There will continue to be regional growth areas, however, as the entire nation does not peak simultaneously. There is much good news at this point – but as the linked fear porn news item illustrates, the media’s sole purpose is to keep you in a frightened state, scared to step outside. As the new cases curve subsides, the media’s attention will focus on hospitalizations and deaths – numbers which lag the new cases peak by 1-4 weeks, typically – while hiding the new cases curve. This is effectively media propaganda intended to keep you scared.