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Die MSM, Die – A Public Service to National

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Readers will be well aware that I have very little time for the National party nowadays, having voted for them for about twenty years.

However, I have some sympathy for their struggles with a bought-and-paid-for MSM in New Zealand, which apparently extends to an endless character assassination campaign by cartoonists on the National leader, Judith Collins. I don’t have much time for her either but if those cartoonists had any sense of decency they’d hurl at least a few scathing caricatures at Jacinda Adern. God knows there’s enough material.

However the latest piece of news on this front is a new low, with National MP Chris Bishop:

Here is an opinion piece which I pitched to Stuff and the NZ Herald. Neither decided it was worth publishing. At a time when the PM commands the airwaves on a daily basis at 1pm, it’s important for the National Opposition voice to be heard and for constructive criticism of the government.

Ok. Fuck the MSM and their bullshit bias. If Social media, and especially blogs, are still to mean anything in this environment I think we owe it to readers to publish his piece, How Did We Get Here:

Lockdowns are incredibly expensive: it has been estimated a countrywide Level 4 lockdown costs the economy around $1.5 billion per week. That’s before you count the social cost: kids not at school, families split apart, the mental health impacts of being cooped up at home for days on end. I think almost everyone thinks we should be doing all we can to avoid them.

Sadly, it’s become clear in the government’s response to the recent delta outbreak that while Kiwis have done all they’ve been asked to do – the government hasn’t been playing its part. The “team of five million” has been let down.

Two things have become clear. First, we had no alternative but to lockdown because of our woefully low vaccination rates. Second, despite claims to the contrary, the government had done very little planning at all around how to respond to a further outbreak, particularly of delta, since the first COVID lockdown last year.

It gives me no pleasure as the Opposition spokesperson for COVID-19 to say that New Zealand’s vaccination rates, by world standards, are hopeless. For most of this year we had the world’s slowest vaccine roll-out. Chris Hipkins said at the end of 2020 we would be “at the front of the queue” but the reality is we are at the back of the pack. This is not the “year of the vaccine” we were promised by the Prime Minister.

The vaccines are safe, they work, and the data is very clear: the higher our vaccination rates, the less need there is of lockdowns. Every single person that goes and gets vaccinated brings us closer to freedom: freedom from lockdowns, and freedom to travel. That’s why the government’s ineptitude over vaccine supply matters. The government simply failed in its most important job: to get a supply of vaccines as early as possible and make sure as many people were vaccinated as possible as early as possible.

The government’s incompetence is astonishing. We were one of the last developed countries to sign contracts with vaccine manufacturers in 2020. We were then slow to approve the Pfizer vaccine. Hundreds of millions of jabs had been given by the time we approved it. We were then slow to actually order our doses, not doing it until January 29 this year. And we didn’t even bother to ask Pfizer if we could pay more to get earlier delivery of the vaccines, as other countries did. Compare the cost of paying a bit more to the cost of lockdowns, and do the maths. It’s a no brainer.

Incredibly, the government has claimed at various points it would be “unethical” or immoral to have a faster vaccine roll-out, because other countries need the vaccines more than we do. Leaving aside the internal inconsistency in this argument (other countries need them now too, but you don’t see the government giving ours up do you?), the New Zealand government’s first responsibility is to the people of New Zealand – and that means rolling out the vaccine as quick as they could. They failed.

The second failure by the government is their failure to plan for delta. The Prime Minister claimed on television this morning that delta only emerged in MIQ in June. That is completely incorrect. The first case of delta turned up in early April in MIQ and it has been raging across the world for most of this year. The government has sat ensconced behind the barriers of Fortress New Zealand and smugly looked at Australia, but they weren’t doing the work behind the scenes to prepare for when delta turned up here.

A smart government would have done an audit of all our MIQ facilities in light of delta to make sure infection control practices were up to scratch. Instead, a public walkway was allowed to share the same air as an exercise yard at the Crowne Plaza in Auckland and there was a vaccination centre right next to the Crowne Plaza. COVID positive people are still allowed to exercise in an underground car park in Wellington. Only now is the government reviewing MIQ facilities in light of delta.

A smart government would have had a plan in place for more quarantine facilities beyond the Jet Park. Instead the government had to scramble to get more quarantine facilities going like the Novotel Ellerslie – and then a COVID positive man escaped from it, putting us all at risk. It has taken over 24 hours to move many people from the community into quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19, because the coordination plan between health officials and MIQ wasn’t in place.

Some of our current problems date back to the response to the first outbreak last year. Contract tracing has been an ever-present issue. There have been four expert reviews of contact tracing since April 2020. All have found it wanting but little has been done by the government. In this outbreak, it took six days for the government to second public servants from other departments to start contract tracing. By its own admission the government will fail to meet the contact tracing target metrics designed by Dr Ayesha Verrall, ironically enough now Associate Minister of Health. In this latest outbreak there are still 5000 contacts who have not even had a single phone call from a contact tracer!

A smart government would have had a plan in place around testing. Other countries use saliva tests and rapid antigen tests that return results in 15 minutes. Speed of testing with delta is critical, because the virus moves so far. But the government insists on using expensive and time consuming nasal PCR tests as our main testing technique. The result has been people who are told to get tested waiting 10-12 hours for a test or giving up and going home – or even worse, not even bothering. We should be using saliva testing much more widely – recommended to the government a year ago – as well as rapid antigen tests. Incredibly, these tests are banned in New Zealand.

There’s more I could mention. The failure to use Bluetooth tracing even though we’ve all been told for months to turn it on. The refusal to build purpose-built quarantine. The lack of preparation in our hospitals for a delta outbreak – no new ICU bed spaces have been provisioned over the five months.

The government borrowed $62 billion last year on the COVID Response Fund.  Did they spend this on contact tracing, testing capacity, and extra ICU capacity? That would have been sensible. Instead it was used as a slush fund. Instead the fund was spent on art therapy clinics, cameras on fishing boats, horse racing, public interest journalism, and school lunches. Yes, I’m serious.

Auckland is in lockdown – again – because the government failed to vaccinate quickly enough and the government failed to plan for delta.

I should add the usual blog disclaimer that simply because I have published this piece does not mean that I agree with all of it. In fact it’s the usual National angle of agreeing with what Labor does but with the promise to do it better. Hence the talk of superior control of people with Bluetooth tracing and purpose-built MIQ camps – but with no mention of getting after proven treatments like monoclonal antibodies for people who do catch the virus, presumably because just talking about such treatments might further damage an already slow vaccine rollout.

The Peasants Are Revolting

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Given the Stasi language of the NSW Premier and her “Health” and “Police” authorities when it comes to controlling people in Sydney I was very surprised to see that the controls seemed to fall apart in the Eastern parts of the great city as the first hints of summer arrived…

This is Bondi beach.

In more news from the world of youth – where the Left has placed its bets since the 1960’s Counter Culture revolution, with never-ending cries of “The Young Are With Us”, “Right-Side-Of-History” and all that – it would appear that there are cracks appearing, especially when it comes to “President” Biden.

“FUCK JOE BIDEN” seems to have exploded across college football stadiums in the USA.

This seems to be happening all over, as even the MSM have noticed, not to mention the drooling moron himself (BTW, check out that last link that shows this vaccinated man still wearing a mask – outdoors).

It’s amusing to see Democrats respond by demanding respect for the office, and the separation of politics and sport. Too late guys. Enjoy the new rules you made.

Or you could just scream into the void, as Joe Biden did the other day at a 9/11 ceremony. The look on Obama’s face is priceless, as in “What are you thinking, man?”. But this is yet another example of Joe’s dementia; he isn’t thinking and can’t control his impulses.

I think this may replace the famous Old Man Yells At Clouds meme from The Simpsons. It certainly has that vibe.

Extraordinary times – President Xi has an ally

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One of the features of our constitutional democracy is a simple concept called “Separation of Powers”. It allows checks and balances across our legal system, from the making of the laws, to the enforcement of them, and then their interpretation in the courts. It’s a simple system, but it works.

One of the things that has got me really agitated during this current government, particularly illustrated through the Covid lockdowns, is its absolute disregard of these branches of government. It really has a very autocratic look about it. A friend commented to me that unusual times require unusual action, and my twofold response to that was 1) politicians should never waste a crisis to fulfill their agenda, and 2) a dictator is fine as long as it’s your dictator in charge.

The first lockdown was ill-conceived, poorly thought out, and ultimately held to be illegal. There’s Strike 1 from the “lawmaking” part of the structure.

Then, when the laws being proposed by the government needed scrutiny, they tried to shut down parliament to avoid debate. Strike 2.

But the worst part of all of this is the enforcement and interpretation aspect of the lockdown orders.

I am flabbergasted that the prime minister stands at the podium at 1pm and tells the nation what the law is, that her government passed, without scrutiny and opposition! Think about that for a moment.

Here, she essentially explains that swimming in a lagoon is “not swimming”. Sure, this quote is from Dr Bloomfield, but they were supported by Ardern.

“I’ve had a message from Siouxsie who described what happened. From what she told me, it didn’t sound like protocols were breached, and I don’t think that the person who went into the water what they did could be described as a swim,” he said earlier.

First, the “suspect” called the prime minister’s chief adviser to explain her version of evens, and then the prime minister tells the country that no laws were broken!! Why is this acceptable?! It’s not the role of the prime minister to interpret and rule on the laws she passed, without scrutiny – that’s the role of judges.

I’m legally trained, and so the other thing that disappoints me is the absolute silence from the legal profession over this. Where is the President of the Law Society when you need her, and boy, do we need her now.

Written by Nick K

September 12, 2021 at 8:03 pm

You best start believing in Cyberpunk Dystopias

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Because you’re in one.

At least going by these photos in APhilosophae’s Twitter thread.

And it’s not even as cool as the one in Neuromancer.

Meantime I came across this rather scary prediction from one of my favourite science writers, Carl Sagan. He was a bit of an old Lefty and was probably thinking it was the Right who would pull this crap rather than his own side, but still…

Written by Tom Hunter

September 11, 2021 at 12:01 pm

Impfung Macht Frei

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It is that sort of comparison that causes the opponents of the current Lockdowns to be ridiculed. And no, you won’t be able to convince me that basically I am (and just about everyone I know) is just the same as the Nazi SS.

That’s a quote from a commentator here a couple of weeks ago on my post about what was happening to Australian civil liberties, Civil liberties have gone to the dogs.

It was a direct response to this picture that I put at the end of the post, which is of course deliberately provocative in an effort to make people think about what they are enabling via their terrible fear.

So I was amused by this news out of the Prisoner Island the other day:

Members of the Orthodox Jewish congregation entered a building, believed to be a prayer room, near a Ripponlea synagogue early on Tuesday morning and told police they wouldn’t leave until nightfall.

Police surrounded the front and back entrances of the building and took details of those who began to file out just after 8pm.

Initial reports suggested up to 100 people had attended.

“My advice is really clear to the people who were there last night – come forward, identify yourselves and allow us to process you through our systems and apply the law as it is today,” said Assistant Commissioner Russell Barrett 

I say amused because Black Humour is the only way to deal with this appalling shit.

The camps are called “Centres for National Resilience.” No word yet on what sort of motto will hang above their gates, but my the title of this post is a suggestion.

Also from the Victorian Premier, Dan Andrews:

He said those who choose not to be vaccinated were “making the wrong choice”.

“We’re going to move from a system where we’ve got everyone locked down to a situation where, to protect the health system, we’re going to lock out people who are not vaccinated and can be,” he said.

“This becomes absolutely a pandemic of the unvaccinated and, when we open everything up, it’s not going to be safe for people who are not vaccinated to be roaming around the place spreading the virus.”

Good old Public Healthcare eh? Where the State decides whether you’ll be taken care of or not. In the past the Left always laughingly dismissed as paranoid conspiracy theory any claims that such healthcare systems held the possibility of some future political leader or party using the system as a weapon against people who opposed its policies, much as old regimes used food as a weapon to force people to do what they told them to.

And now here we are. Similar suggestions are being made by media voices in the USA who have millions of viewers and are 100% partisans for the Democrat Party:

In any case has anybody told these fanatics that we now know that vaccinated people can spread the virus too? Look at Israel.

How this is seen outside of Australia is well captured by good old TDS-suffering National Review in When a Western Society Goes Insane:

Lockdowns have cut a swath through the norms and conventions of an advanced Western democracy, from the suspension of a state-level parliament to the banning of protests to military enforcement of the COVID rules.

The spirit of the lockdowns was perfectly captured a few months ago by the chief health officer of the state of New South Wales who warned, “Whilst it is in human nature to engage in conversation with others, to be friendly, unfortunately this is not the time to do that.”

Ah yes, the public-health threat of over-chattiness.

The Australian news media might as well be an arm of the public-health bureaucracy, producing stilted and hysterical reports about lockdown violators worthy of some dystopian future.

They do have some good news though:

This period in its national life stands as a warning for how easily core freedoms can erode away in even a well-established democracy, but Australia isn’t going to become a dictatorship.

Well at least not until the next such virus hits, which is a certainty, though I doubt we’ll see any need for Standartenführer Hans Landa to interrogate farmers since the unclean will already be locked up in one place.

Die MSM, Die – NZ Siouxsie Wiles edition (updated)

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I’m going to put this post up even though I have absolutely no faith that it will have any effect on the likes of TV1 or the rest of the NZ media.

They are who I’ve always known them to be. Shills for the Left in general and now, with $105 million of government money in their pockets, whores for the Labour government.

However, since it is a blog that broke this story, and since I’ve always argued that blogs are needed as a counter to the MSM, this is worth supporting.

The story belongs to Cameron Slater at his blog, the BFD, New Zealander of the Year Siouxsie Wiles – Unmasked:

Please don’t go out and chat with a friend while you are out, Wiles said.

Don’t hang around and have a chat, connect in other ways. We’ve got phones, we’ve got Skype, we’ve got Zoom…we need to physically disconnect for a little while,” she said.

Stay away from people.

RNZ 18 August 2021

There’s more detail at the link about all the roles that Wiles has in advising the PM and her apparently huge media profile (never have I been more glad to be ignoring all this). Suffice to say that it sounds very similar to the case last year of British epidemiologist Neil “500,000 UK deaths” Ferguson, who got caught breaking his own lockdown rules by having his mistress cross London for regular bonking sessions. Something recently repeated by the UK Health Minister.

I expect these people to be hypocrites with double standards and rules-for-thee-but-not-for-me. In the USA last year Dr Fauci was caught at a baseball game yukking it up in close proximity with friends while a mask merely dangled off his ear. Beloved US Lefty icon politician, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was found putting a mask on for a group photo and then completely removing it as soon as the TV cameras were off. There was also California Governor Newsom’s maskless soiree at The French Laundry and Nancy Pelosi’s Napa Valley gathering of Democrat big wigs sans masks – aside from the waiters and the other little people servicing them of course.

So it goes with The Ruling Classes.

But at least in the case of Ferguson the British MSM had no hesitation in breaking the story. In NZ it’s different:

You may be wondering why it is The BFD that is making this public. The simple reason is that we are not part of the Prime Minister’s Team of $55 million. This story was given to 1News journalist Benedict Collins. After sitting on the story for five days he informed my source that they had spiked the story. The reason given was that it wasn’t a politician so there was no public interest in the story. Make no mistake, this story was suppressed by an editor at 1News.

As David Farrer says at his Kiwiblog link to this story:

If the person concerned with say an obscure ACT List MP (ie someone with no real power or influence), you can bet that TVNZ and all other mainstream media would be running this for days on end as a major story. But instead, they all ignore it.

Sure, David, sure. But do you expect them to change as a result of stories like this? DPF constantly links to them, providing them oxygen even as they die. There’s nothing to be done about the private sector MSM but the least a future National government can do is defund TV1, RNZ and NZ On Air. I assume that even Labour’s bribes will come to an end this year so we’ll see how many are left standing by 2023.

These people are not journalists. They’re Labour and Green Party operatives with bylines.

UPDATE

Ha ha. The other party has been identified. She’s Nicola Gaston, an associate professor at Auckland University. She’s been very outspoken about the need for hard lockdowns and that rules must be followed strictly.

She’s also a frequent contributor to NZ’s 21st century answer to The Listener, The Spinoff. Because of course she is.

These fucking people really do have it good in their insulated, self-protecting worlds where they get to tell everybody else how to live their lives with no consequences for themselves.

According to Medical Experts, these people are not insane.

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You see, the screen capture here is that of a joke. Some fun being made of people driven insane with fear by the Chinese Lung Rot virus.

Unfortunately once you’ve finished chuckling at that, or perhaps a Babylon Bee satire on such things, you then have to face the dreadful reality that there are such people.

And they walk among us – not spreading the Xi Snot virus of course, but something much worse.

Insanity

Perhaps this is the grim, forseeable future that Mr Baker warned about the other day?

The Joy of a Free People

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In looking at the national impacts of the Chinese Xi Snot virus I’ve looked at Sweden, Israel and Australia, with a few glances at other nations like Great Britain, plus some prominent US states such as New York, California, Hawaii and Texas.

But it’s been a while since I looked at the USA as a whole to see how it’s doing.

First up is vaccinations. Not so good compared to many other nations.

Cases! There’s been a bit of a surge lately, as there has been in other countries as the next mutant strain, “Delta”, has taken off. In fact the case load is now back to where it was in Oct-Nov 2020 before the vaccinations started and Feb 2021.

Deaths are up too but not as was seen earlier. Still, the daily death rate is back up where it was in November 2020 and March 2021.

Terrible right? Scary. Horrifying. So how are Americans reacting to all this? They should lockdown, right?

Just click on the first Twitter video.

These are crowds for College (university) football, in action for the first time in two years and the students are going nuts. For people who only hear of the NFL and other Major League sports it may come as a shock to find out how huge college football is. Those crowds put most of our rugby stadiums to shame and there are dozens like them packed every weekend from September to December. I was stunned when I first saw how huge the Notre Dame stadium is in Indiana.

Just listen to the sheer, wonderful joyousness of them as they dance and sing and shout for their teams.

So what’s the reaction of The Powers That Be? Well here’s major Democratic operative Joe Lockhart:

Gee Joe, if I was Democrat pushing mask mandates and vaccine passports I’d look at all those young people and crap my pants about the 2022 and 2024 elections.

Americans are better than their leaders.

But that’s also Jacinda Adern, every Labour MP, Judith Collins and every National MP, The Greens and Maori Party, probably most of ACT, our entire Public Healthcare establishment and – so we’re informed by a NZ Herald poll (and remember kids, the MSM doesn’t spin or lie when reinforcing The Narrative of the moment) – some 85% of New Zealanders.

Frightened. Scared. Utterly and totally compliant. Yet also strangely smug and arrogant about how well we’ve done with our low death toll. Determined to lock down for as long as it takes to get to Year Zero. And misery loves company.

If you want to live in fear, that’s your choice. But it’s also not life.

Those scenes are life. That is joy. And in America at least, it’s back.

Everything in the Lockdown, nothing outside the Lockdown, nothing against the Lockdown.

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For those of you who have been clinging to the idea that once we reach a certain level of a vaccinated population, masks and lockdowns would come to a blessed, permanent end, I have two pieces of bad news for you.

First from this country (H/T Kiwiblog):

“University of Otago epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker told Stuff we may never return to level 1, with mask wearing becoming a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future.”

“Unfortunately this is the new reality,” he said.”

“There isn’t a utopia of living with the virus in the future. It may be quite grim.”

Not even Level 1, let alone Level 0? So even if you are fully vaccinated your life anywhere in this country is going to be “quite grim” for the “foreseeable future”.

Second from Israel, where the Delta version is ripping through the vaccinated population:

Israel’s experience is forcing the booster issue onto the radar for other nations, suggesting as it does that even the best vaccinated countries will face a Delta surge.

“This is a very clear warning sign for the rest of world,” says Ran Balicer, chief innovation officer at Clalit Health Services (CHS), Israel’s largest health maintenance organization (HMO). “If it can happen here, it can probably happen everywhere.”

It looks like vaccine efficacy against transmission drops to about 20 percent after 8 months, hence the increasing talk of a need for booster shots. Protection against serious illness also declines but much more slowly.

The key points here are that cases of Delta and other mutations will occur and spread and that nevertheless the death rates will be low.

This is the “foreseeable future” that the likes of Baker are determined to avoid at all other costs, even though it would literally wreck the country and our lives.

Not only that but these prescriptive restrictions are clearly flexible. You have to wear a mask while shopping or at the gym and similar enclosed places. But “obviously” (the PM’s word) you don’t need one while eating or drinking in a restaurant.

Actually if the aim is to knock down Covid-19 it’s not obvious at all because in a restaurant how can you reasonably maintain a two metre distance? What’s the point of restricting indoor gatherings to fifty people while ignoring the size of the venue? Clearly the government are becoming fearful of small business failures, hence this stupid fudge.

I’m asking rhetorical questions of course. The reality is that these measures will do fuck all, especially to prevent a disease with an infection rate like that of the common cold, and especially in areas without infection.

There’s also this warning about the waning immunity when it comes to border workers and what that implies:

“Our essential workers at the borders, their immunity goes away. And we don’t know whether they’re gonna be protected against infection and transmitting infection,” Malaghan Institute immunologist Professor Graham Le Gros told Newshub Nation. 

But he then goes on to say this:

“Until we get everyone jabbed in this country, we are a ticking time bomb.”

So like the lockdown itself it’s 100% or bust! There are no systems that work 100% of the time.

The NZ Government and the Health authorities must be aware of this and yet there is no sign that either group is thinking strategically about this, which thinking would include the following:

  • The “science” behind the elimination policy, even as it defined by healthcare authorities rather than common understanding, was based on a highly effective vaccine becoming available.
  • Despite best efforts and hopes that is not the case, which to me anyway is not a surprise given that we’ve never developed a vaccine against the Common Cold, since it’s based on the rapidly mutating families of Coronaviruses and Rhinoviruses.
  • The vaccines still seem to provide reasonable protection against severe illness and death, especially among the population targeted by this virus: 70+ years of age and/or with health problems.
  • The sooner we accept this is endemic, the better. Accept that some people are going to die despite best efforts short of lockdown.
  • Tell people right now that these restrictions will be in place until everyone who wishes to be vaccinated has had that chance. Once it is clear that vaccine supply is no longer the constraint, the Government will give 30 days notice that all restrictions will be removed. Aim for December 1st, 2021.
  • There is a potential threat to hospitals from case loads, not that this also means mass deaths, but that other healthcare needs will be crowded out.
  • So start pushing hard on therapeutic remedies like monoclonal antibodies that ease the sickness and symptoms and allow the body time to fight the virus.
  • Push out information on how to use such therapies in a safe way to care and nurse covid-sick family members at home, thus relieving the pressure on hospitals rather than relying solely on the vaccination program. This is actually what we do with other diseases.

Written by Tom Hunter

September 7, 2021 at 12:08 pm

As you stare into the vacuum of their eyes

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As a follow-up to my post the other day about the infamous and discredited “Fact Checking” industry, herewith a story about yet another stain on their media hand maidens. These things happen so frequently one can’t keep up so it’s really a matter of picking the most prominent.

The magazine Rolling Stone had a proud history from its start in the late 1960’s covering the rapidly groth industry of rock music. Over the decades it produced a lot of interesting stuff: interviews with musicians and other artists, reviews of albums. It even made some good forays into politics.

While the rest of the MSM has been crushed in revenues by things like Craigslist, followed by Google and Facebook, specialist magazines have been punished by the Internet in different ways. In the case of Rolling Stone, two specific ways.

First of all, music listeners of all ages no longer wait for such places to review albums and singles. As those hit the likes of iTunes and Spotify they’re instantly blasted around the world to billions of people who make up their own minds as to whether they were “good” (not listening to “experts”, shocking I know). Even if you want to analyze why a song is brilliant there are people on the Internet who can do that analysis far more brilliantly (see Rick Beato in Two Artists and two works of Art).

Second, the stars themselves could reach their fans directly and in ways far more immediate and intimate than could be obtained in stuffy old interviews. Neither group really needed Rolling Stone any more.

As a result, the magazine has degenerated in the same way that the rest of the MSM industry has; the shallow, slimey world of click-bait, Left-Wing ideology pushed harder than ever, and partisan political hackery.

I thought they had reached bottom a few years ago when they ran a huge cover story about a gang rape at a university that turned out to be a complete hoax. But they managed to go lower than that when they put a full-face picture of one of the Boston Marathon bombers on the cover: just like a rock star.

By comparison the hit job they tried the other day doesn’t seem so bad. There’s been quite the debate about whether a product called Ivermectin can be used to treat patients suffering from Chinese Xi Snot virus. It’s used to de-worm horses but has long been approved for the same function in humans. It’s about 50 years old and its inventor won a Nobel Prize for it.

Whether it’s any good against the symptoms of this virus I don’t know, but certainly those groups pushing vaccination (including mandatory vaccination) are very much against it. They don’t appear too keen on pushing other treatments like monoclonal antibodies either, despite that having medically documented success in treating Covid-19 patients.

But if you’re against the use of Ivermectin then you pull out the emotional big guns of the debate: that you’re killing more deserving people because you’re a pig-ignorant moron who OD’d on it and and thus deprived them of hospital beds. Even (gasp) gunshot victims (fall to knees, wring hands, wail loudly until you guilt your way to forcing others to do as you say).

The problem with their heart-wrenching, shroud-waving story was that it was bullshit, as would have been revealed by a few phone calls to the hospital.

While not as bad as the rape story and Boston Bomber stuff it is still another example of how shoddy “journalism” is nowadays. All the good ones are moving to Substack (“A place for independent writing”).

Oh, and remember that it was a medical doctor who started and went with these lies. A sort of lessor Dr Fauci.

For fun, here’s the Babylon Bee.

Written by Tom Hunter

September 6, 2021 at 12:33 pm