Thursday, August 27, 2020

Trust us. It's misinformation.

Remember this from the Columbia Journalism Review next time some MSM outfit wants to tell you what is and what is not worthwhile speech. Of course, they want to be helpful and not have you tax yourself trying to sort through conflicting or complex facts:
During the pandemic, news outlets have widely looked to Bill Gates as a public health expert on covid—even though Gates has no medical training and is not a public official. PolitiFact and USA Today (run by the Poynter Institute and Gannett, respectively—both of which have received funds from the Gates Foundation) have even used their fact-checking platforms to defend Gates from “false conspiracy theories” and “misinformation,” like the idea that the foundation has financial investments in companies developing covid vaccines and therapies. In fact, the foundation’s website and most recent tax forms clearly show investments in such companies, including Gilead and CureVac.[1]
The article is interesting for what light it shines on how much The Gates Foundation has spread its contributions around among the media. I doubt it's because Bill cares about a strong, vibrant, free press. Rather, I'm reasonably certain that he wants kid gloves treatment for his various benevolent activities.

[1] "Columbia Journalism Review Explains How The Gates Foundation Manipulates The Media Narrative." By Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge, 8/26/20 (emphasis added).

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