Greensboro News Record fake news low, Quotes UK professor Brian Klass in Washington Post article with no attribution “I live in Britain. Thank goodness…”
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The following article was in the April 23, 2020 print edition of the Greensboro News Record. The article originated in the Washington Post and was given no attribution by the News Record.
The News Record, amazingly has become even more biased as a mouthpiece for the left and continues to present fake news with a heightened level of fake attacking President Trump.
From the Washington Post and printed in the Greensboro News Record.
“I live in Britain. Thank goodness there’s no Fox News here.
The United Kingdom and the United States are both hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are run by populist blowhards whose larger-than-life hair and egos are inversely proportional to their regard for expertise. And both of those leaders badly botched the crucial early months, failing to prepare testing or protective equipment as the disease silently spread unchecked through populations on both sides of the Atlantic.
But there’s something very different about life in Britain in the time of the novel coronavirus: There’s no Fox News here. Thank goodness for that.
Yes, we are also dealing with horrific death tolls. And sure, there’s plenty of polarization and anger (remember Brexit?).
But at least there aren’t crowds amassing in Westminster to protest public health interventions that save lives, encouraged by TV personalities who know better than to go there themselves. There isn’t a quack “doctor” who has never had a medical license given national airtime to say the exact opposite of what every serious infectious disease expert and epidemiologist in the country is saying. There’s no local version of Fox News pundit Sean Hannity, who has systematically played down concerns over the virus. There are no rightwing comedians being given a platform to hawk unproven drugs on television. And the prime minister isn’t responding to cable TV news by calling on his supporters to “liberate” Birmingham from the very measures that his administration officially supports. ”
“This is tragedy masquerading as farce. Fox News firebrands Ingraham, Hannity and Judge Jeanine Pirro are putting lives at risk. TV personalities who are paid millions of dollars a year are encouraging ordinary people to do things that could get them killed. Pirro said, “God bless them” in reference to the protesters. She implied that churches and synagogues should defy orders to not hold services. If she really supports the protests and illegal services, what better way than to attend with her relatives? There’s already disturbing evidence that some Fox News viewers listened to the reckless playing down of the virus during February and early March and took risks that ended their lives. “He watched Fox, and believed it was under control,” one family member of a deceased man explained. This isn’t the only evidence that Republicans who watch Fox News are more likely to believe the threat from the virus is exaggerated. The same risks apply to the “liberate” protests. Mark my words: Some of the people bunching together to chant “Give me liberty or give me death” without masks will die. But in the meantime, they’ll also infect innocent people and put doctors and nurses at higher risk of dying, too. So much for rainbows and Thursday night clapping.
The lockdowns are producing severe economic pain. Nobody wants them to continue. But the economic damage is being caused by a public health emergency. Saving the economy and saving lives requires the same strategy. If everything opens up prematurely, as many Fox News personalities suggest, we’ll be back at square one.
When all this is over, I hope Americans will have learned this lesson from Britain: A deadly pandemic is destructive enough.
We don’t need the dangerous nonsense spewed by Fox News to make it worse.”
Brian Klass is not listed as being a physician and is woefully uninformed on the information the US was being provided by China and WHO in January and February of this year on the Covid-19 virus.
Furthermore, from Professor Klass’ countryman George Bernard Shaw:
“those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.”
My ancestors left England and Europe centuries ago. I am forever grateful.
Recently Citizen Wells called out the News Record for exceeding the fake news level of the Washington Post.