A Moscow-based senior TV editor was fired last week after protesting Russia’s war in Ukraine. Now, a senior TV journalist for Russian TV, based in Paris, has also spoken out at the excessive and untrue propaganda messaging from the government.
The Oregonian’s “Hospitalized kids at record high” headline was false, and is ripped by a letter to the editor.
Always twist a good news event into a bad news event. There is only bad news, never hope.
One of the largest papers in Denmark says they failed their readers by only publishing official government statements about Covid, without due skepticism and questioning.
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.
The news media has labeled any discussion opposing generic cloth facial coverings as motivated by conservatives. In this case, they mislabeled an Open Schools group of mostly progressive Democrats (this is San Francisco where almost no other perspective exists) as “conservative” – because they oppose continuing to force cloth facial coverings on school kids who are fully vaccinated.
Facebook’s own internal research, secret until now, found that Instagram and it’s addicting nature, and how it promotes certain types of posts to youth actively causes mental health problems among the young.
Link to an essay on the role that “technical authority”, media propaganda, and how “consensus of experts” are used to influence the public and to exert control over us. This essay is an eye opener.
Cases are dropping, but let’s focus on a drop in vaccinations in the headline – even though that is probably explained by the “pause” in the use of the J&J vaccine.
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.