Media ignore the full story, carrying just one side
Boy Is this getting bad! Global News carries a story on the anti lockdown protests in Vancouver on the weekend.
But it carries only one side of the story. It quoted a doctor who cites a so-called German Study that allegedly shows that masks are effective in combatting the China virus. No detail on the name of the study, whether peer reviewed etc. If it is the German Study I know about, then the data in that story does not show what the doctor alleges.
“A German study claimed that the introduction of mandatory face masks in German cities had led to a decrease in infections. But the data does not support this claim: in some cities there was no change, in others a decrease, in others an increase in infections. The city of Jena was an “exception” only because it simultaneously introduced the strictest quarantine rules in Germany, but the study did not mention this.
Numerous other studies including the disgraced WHO show that masks are ineffective. Such Studies out of Japan, US CDC, and Austria are publicly available.
For example, “In the US state of Kansas, the 90 counties without mask mandates had lower coronavirus infection rates than the 15 counties with mask mandates. To hide this fact, the Kansas health department tried to manipulate the official statistics and data presentation.”
And then there is the Danish Study just this past month which the authorities tried to dismiss and denigrate because it questioned the mainstream narrative, and that story was no more. The study authors even had a hard time getting the study made public.
To jog one’s recent memory: “A Danish randomized controlled trial with 6,000 participants, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in November, found no statistically-significant effect of high-quality medical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community setting. (Source)”
Then there is the fact that in jurisdictions that imposed mandatory mask wearing the number cases went up significantly. This includes Spain, Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, California, and Hawaii to name a few.
All of this is taboo!
Then this weekend The Center For Constitutional Freedoms issued a Press Release saying they are taking the Alberta Government to court over its unconstitutional lockdowns. You think this would be big news.
I Could not find this story in Globe and Mail, National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, or the internet nationally carried National News Watch this morning.
That’s balance for you, that’s carrying the news.
That’s why people are driven to other social media sites because many know the mainstream media are not balanced and downplay any contrary information.
How can a citizen make up his or her mind if only one side of the issue is carried?
Of course, this follows the fear mongering in the climate debate.
No wonder there are significant anti-vaccine people out there and others who question lockdowns etc.
The fourth estate has lost its way. Most are in the government’s pocket having received more than $600 million in government support over the last two years.