Virus Fear Porn + Trump Hatred = The Perfect Storm for Fake News

by axolotl_peyotl

The propaganda has undoubtedly reached a fever pitch with this coronavirus fear porn.

Check out this thread currently at the top of /r/all on /r/worldnews.

First of all, notice how OP changed the original title from “The Trump administration barred a top US disease expert from speaking freely to the public” to “the top US disease expert.”

This thread should be removed from /r/worldnews just for this deceptive edit (and also because it’s US internal news, which /r/worldnews ignores whenever it’s a story bashing Trump…because Trump hatred is something the whole world can get behind I guess?)

If you read the article, it says:

This is not true,” said a NIAID spokesperson of the report, in an emailed statement to Business Insider.

So…a he said/she said with one side presented as fact just rocketed to the top of /r/all, including a deceptively edited title. Again, what else is new in the era of propaganda, clickbait, and fear porn?

If we actually sort that thread by new, you can find genuine comments from genuine users expressing genuine bafflement at the audacity of the Fake News peddlers:

Did you people even read the article? The very own organization has claimed that the doctor’s statement is false. First off, this means it’s a literal “he said she said case” with no further evidence to back up everyone’s statements, but everyone collects their pitchforks on Trump. Secondly, while there is there is the concern of information censorship on the subject, the fact organizations aren’t allowed to fearmonger a pandemic for further budget increases and political gain might be a good thing…Sensationalist title that the very own article debunks and contradicts.

What a fucking stupid post. Nothing wrong with a unified voice and even if you disagree read the shit article where there NIAID responded and said the statement is not even true.

Reporting like this is just accelerating calamity and spreading fear.

SARS 2004, BIRD FLU 2008, SWINE FLUE 2010, MERS 2012, EBOLA 2014, ZIKA 2016, EBOLA 2018, CORONA 2020…Keep believing what the TV and all the news companies run by the elite of the world tell you. This is a manufactured crisis to affect markets and the elections. This will be all blown over in a month and all I see is the sheep of the world somehow spinning this into orange man bad. Wake the fuck up.

..and yet these rational comments are soundly buried to make room for some truly unhinged fearmongering and exasperation. There are comments with dozens to hundreds of upvotes claiming that Trump just sealed our fate and this is the end. They don’t appear to be joking.

The propaganda surrounding coronavirus has reached the levels of an occult ritual, which I maintained that this was from the very early announcements of this event, particularly due to the timing (2020) and the name itself (corona).

Last month I posted this thread, and it definitely has aged well and is worth revisiting:

We’re witnessing a coordinated effort to whip up coronavirus hysteria on /r/conspiracy. Threads and comments calling for skepticism are being severely brigaded. It is not organic.

Last week I added the following:

The Meme-ification of Conspiracy Theories: Epstein’s “Death” and “Coronavirus” Hype. They are dividing us with false dichotomies.

Further reading:

China coronavirus hype straight out of the CDC flu playbook

Coronavirus covert operation

How to stage a fake epidemic (and brainwash billions of people)

I highly anticipate this thread and others like it to get continually brigaded and buried. Get this info now while you still have the opportunity.

They have combined two weaponized propaganda efforts into a perfect storm: their virus fear porn and Trump derangement syndrome is leading to an entirely new breed of unhinged human behavior.

These people appear to want a pandemic to occur just to spite Trump.

That’s how you know that significant swathes of the population have lost all touch with their humanity.

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This is a guest post and it doesn’t represent the views of IWB.