Those of us wise to the mainstream media’s dishonest and manipulative agenda tend to focus our ire on all the poisonous fake news they produce. But, as often as they disseminate outright lies, doing so isn’t by any means their main weapon of mass deception.
By carefully choosing which facts to incessantly drum into our heads and which to keep hidden, the establishment press can turn the most flagrant deception into conventional wisdom without even resorting to any overt lies.
Anyone who tuned into “Face the Nation” Sunday morning witnessed a particularly despicable example as host Margaret Brennan did her best to gin up another round of unjustified panic over COVID-19. According to Brennan, Sunday may have been “the most sobering morning after the fourth of July in America’s history” because for “the fourth day in a row of more than 50,000 new reported cases of COVID-19. They are on the rise now in 40 of 50 states.”
Brennan somehow neglected to mention that, despite the upsurge in reported infections, not only has the number of daily fatalities continued to fall; the virus’s official death tally for July 4 was down to 254, the lowest number we’ve seen since March 23, a week after the wave of media-inspired repressive lockdowns began. Moreover, the official fatality count for July 5 was even lower at 251. These numbers are less than a tenth of the peak daily fatalities we were hearing in late April.
Besides being great news in and of itself, the drop in fatalities also completely flips the media’s bogus script on all those new reported cases. The latter have been increasing since June 24, but the number of reported deaths nonetheless keeps going down; meaning that COVID-19 is revealed to be less and less deadly every single day.
Of course, “Face the Nation” is by no means the only media outlet desperately trying to drive us into a second wave of groundless mass hysteria. CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and pretty much every other mainstream media outfit you can name all ran gloom-and-doom headlines last week about the increase in reported cases instead of the real news that fatalities have decreased down to what they were in March.
Nor is COVID-19’s falling death tally the only big news the mainstream media is going out of there way not to report. The day before Brennan’s preposterous and loathsome attempt to gaslight America into believing that we’d just witnessed “the most sobering morning after the fourth of July in America’s history,” Just the News reported that:
Coronavirus deaths in the country have nearly reached a level where the virus will cease to qualify as an epidemic under Centers for Disease Control…The latest data show that the percentage of deaths in the country attributable to those factors had as of the last week in June reached its lowest point since the end of last year, becoming “equal to the [current] epidemic threshold of 5.9%,” the CDC said.
All evidence suggests that the worst is over. Yet the establishment media spent the last week trying to gaslight us into another catastrophic lockdown.
Moreover, we now know that people under 50 with no antecedent serious medical conditions have virtually no chance of dying from COVID-19.
We know that all the dire fatality projections the media used to drive us into lockdown were total garbage.
In May, 600 hundred physicians signed a letter to president Trump in which they called the coronavirus shutdowns a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing negative health consequences” for millions of patients suffering from other maladies.
Yet the mainstream press hasn’t made any of this information widely known.
Nor have they made any attempt to keep a tally of how many people have died or had their lives destroyed by the completely unjustified panic they caused about a virus whose median age for fatalities is 80.
Imagine a world in which we were given a daily count of the number of already struggling Americans driven to suicide because of the viciously cruel loneliness and isolation this lockdown inflicted on them.
Imagine if we got a daily tally of those who died because they didn’t get necessary medical treatment either because it was shut down or because the media made them too afraid to leave their homes.
Imagine if we got a daily tally of Americans who were successfully recovering from alcohol or drug addiction, only to be driven back into the hellish nightmare of chemical dependency because they were deprived of the salvation of a daily work routine and confined to their homes.
Imagine if we got a daily tally of the children who were sexually abused because they were locked down with drunk and angry relatives deprived of any way to earn a living.
President Trump famously labeled the mainstream media the enemy of the people. But if all the death and devastation caused by the lies they peddled and truth they withheld about COVID-19 was drummed into our heads every day just like the virus’s supposed death tally has been, enemy of the people would seem way too mild.
We may never know how much death and despair was caused over a virus that has virtually no chance of killing young and healthy people. But we do know there’s been enough to call it an atrocity. And those who intentionally created the unjustified panic aren’t just the enemy of the people; they’re positively demonic.
Author: Michael Thau
Source: Red State: Media Buries Falling COVID-19 Death Rate to Create Another Panic