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How The Media Tells The Truth While Lying
In a war of words, the most important words are the ones you do not say.
The legacy media has mastered this technique, and they use it nearly every day.
There are two ways you can lie without telling the truth that seems to be used by the media frequently. The first method is to simply say nothing at all. Take, for example, Hunter Biden’s laptop.
It clearly implicates the Biden family in some pretty nasty stuff. In October 2020, the New York Post made that fateful tweet that got the account of one of the oldest newspapers in America suspended from Twitter. Twitter employees even went so far as to block people from sending the story to each other in DMs, a move reserved for child pornography.
So, the New York Post had the temerity to report on the Biden laptop. But did anyone else before the election? Did the New York Times, CNN, or NPR cover it? Hardly at all, and when the New York Times did, it attempted to paint it as unsubstantiated and accused Rudy Giuliani of being a conduit for Russian disinformation. NPR went as far as to say it was not a serious story and wouldn’t “waste readers’ time.”
But by not covering it, they are not lying about its existence. They are simply not acknowledging it. This same methodology, ironically, of ignoring a story would come to be used on Matt Taibbi, one of the reporters who broke the Twitter Files story that let the public into the backend of what happened during the New York Post Hunter Biden story takedown. Recently, Matt Taibbi testified before Congress, then the IRS showed up at his house that very day.
No one can confirm why, but I think we all know that the Federal Government was intimidating a journalist. And is there a New York Times story about this chilling and terrifying move by the Federal Government? Oddly, there does not appear to be one.
The second way to lie without lying is to tell a story but leave out crucial context, which may indicate the story you are telling is false or, at best, misleading. This can be done by leaving out crucial details or by, quoting someone but only using quotes that support your preferred narrative, or allowing your favorite government official to say untrue things uncontested.
Insert Dr. Anthony Fauci.
In a recent New York Times interview, Fauci told the Times, “Show me a school that I shut down and show me a factory that I shut down. Never. I never did.”
The journalist covering this had a golden opportunity to question this perversion of the truth, but he did not. And while the truth here is hazy, it is not impossible to discern.
So, Fauci did many times say schools should try to stay open, but only if they don’t have a high number of infections in that area. This reasoning seems to indicate that he was pro schools staying open just from a simple read of the words used, but there remains a potent question, what is considered a “high number of infections?”
In 2021, he called 160,000 cases a day 10x too much, saying we need to see under 10,000 cases a day in the nation. Less than ten thousand a day in a nation of over 300 million people. So, what does this mean county-wise?
There are over 3,000 counties in the United States, so this would mean about three infections per county a day or less. That is insanity. We are still averaging nearly 20,000 cases a day, about 2x the number of which Fauci said in 2021 is “safe,” which presumably means when we can’t yet get back to our daily lives according to his royal heinous, The Science.
In 2020, Fauci said, “So if you're in one of those areas, generally referred to as the green states …you can get back to school.”
So, what is a green state?
“A community that has fewer than one daily new case per 100,000 is green,” according to NPR. If there is one case per 100,000 in a country with our population, our maximal allowable limit of cases per day in the nation before we would not be entirely green would be 3,320 cases a day. That number is 3x lower than what Fauci told the New York Times in 2021 and is nearly seven times lower than where we currently are as of today in 2023.
Ergo, according to Fauci’s own words, we should still not have our kids in schools and be in full lockdown mode. Yet the media is not calling him on his perversion of the truth when he claims to be pro-opening schools and pro-opening the country. They are simply choosing to ignore what he once said and abdicating their responsibilities as journalists.
No wonder their trust is falling off a cliff.
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