In his book, Berenson mentions some of the headlines in NYTimes, CNN, etc during March-August of 2020. I had no idea they were as bad as that. I very purposefully avoided reading or hearing a single word about COVID from the mainstream media until late August of 2020.
And thank goodness for that.
Maybe some people have the strength of character not to be swayed by such aggressive, panic-inducing lies (and now it’s clear those weren’t mistakes but lies). But I don’t. I know that had I listened, I would have been poisoned with terror. So I don’t blame anybody for getting terrified. I do blame them for listening. If by March 2020 you still somehow managed not to know that you can’t trust newspapers or TV programs to tell you whether sugar is sweet, then you are to blame.
OK, though, it’s not March 2020. It’s December 2021. The past is in the past. But now, today, if you still don’t automatically assume that the truth is the exact opposite of what MSNBC or NYTimes is saying, then I have to assume you are hopelessly addicted to propaganda. At this point, if you still believe their stories about absolutely anything, I’m sorry, but you are a sucker. All of these insurrections, right-wing marches on Washington, waves of hate crimes – these are all lies, just like the imminent death of the 6% of the US population from COVID within months announced back in April of 2020 and based on zero science. If you still believe all this outlandish crap, it’s really on you.