From the start of the virus outbreak, the media has been making the problem worse. The hysterical, dishonest, liberal news outlets have spread rumor and misinformation. Much of the panic felt by Americans is thanks to these people. But America’s top doctor is revealing more data about the situation. And she’s knocking down the worst claims.
You got to hand it to our mainstream media. They never miss an opportunity to exploit a crisis. An industry that is supposed to simply keep us informed is now just an overhyped wing of the entertainment business. Major news outlets aren’t concerned with your safety or well-being. They just want to use this crisis to get more clicks, views, or ratings.
Honestly, if the MSM did just a fraction of its job—you wouldn’t need people like me.
This outbreak has revealed just how underhanded our mainstream media is. Every website has a ticker showing the death toll of this disease (which is still lower than the seasonal flu). They jump on every story about a celebrity or leader just getting tested for the virus (they even misreported rumors about the president of Brazil getting infected). It’s safe to say that many Americans don’t understand what’s really happening.
Ironic, considering it’s the media’s job to keep us properly informed. This crisis has proven they do the opposite.
Dr. Birx, one of Trump’s task force members, had to battle the media to provide real data. She knocked down wild claims by saying what they are learning simply does not match up with predictions. Do you think this will teach the media to stop spreading fake news? Doubt it.
The White House response coordinator for the coronavirus task force said Thursday that extreme predictions about the pandemic don’t line up with the incoming data, while also pushing back against unfounded rumors that could alarm the public.
Dr. Deborah Birx said 19 of all 50 states with confirmed cases have low levels of the outbreak.
“When people start talking about 20 percent of a population being infected, it’s very scary,” she said during Thursday’s White House briefing. “But we don’t have data that matches that based on the [actual] experience.” [Source: Fox News]
All the data points to this virus being just slightly worse than a bad case of the flu. Yet if you believe the media, you’d think this was the End of Days. The government enacted extreme measures to prevent the spread. But because of bad reporting, people thought we were all about to die. Grocery stores were cleaned out of basic goods. People fought over toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
The panic was largely the media’s fault.
Dr. Birx, in addition to helping fight this disease, has to fight the lies coming from the media. Some scum bags have even claimed doctors are pushing DNR policies, essentially letting Americans die. Birx had to openly defy that claim, because it was a bald-face lie.
The fact is, everybody is concerned over this disease. And the media’s job is to get relevant information to the public. But when you have major outlets poised to spread more fear than facts, we often face worse consequences than the disease itself.
Had the media done its job on day one, things would be a lot better right now. Sure, we’d have to take measures to prevent the spread of infection. But perhaps we wouldn’t be locked up in our houses? Perhaps society could have kept functioning, instead of millions of lives being ruined? Perhaps if the media cared more about our well-being than clicks, Americans would be both physically and emotionally healthy?
Sadly, we don’t have that kind of media.