Today’s highly interesting read (05/26/20): Why the media is so desperate to turn good COVID-19 news into bad

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Today’s read is from a great writer, author, and analyst, Heather McDonald. Here’s an excerpt before a link to the entire column:

Fear is gripping the American public health and media establishments: they are losing control. States are belatedly (and far too tentatively) easing their coronavirus lockdowns, many without having met the absurd CDC benchmarks for doing so. Customers are joyfully returning to previously shuttered restaurants and parks, some even discarding that symbol of subjugation: the outdoor mask.

The mainstream media and health experts are not going down without a fight, however; their newfound power over almost the entirety of human life has been too exhilarating to give up now. Their reaction to the current rebellion provides a glimpse of the strategies that will be deployed during the much-hyped ‘second wave’ of infections this fall in order to shut the economy down again.

Expect the following additional strategies this summer, besides the creative massaging of good tidings into bad:

To find out more read the entire column here.

 

One thought on “Today’s highly interesting read (05/26/20): Why the media is so desperate to turn good COVID-19 news into bad

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