There is a new scourge befouling the media landscape, one that our self-appointed mandarins have declared themselves eager to combat: misinformation.
The Aspen Institute’s Commission on Information Disorder recently released a report that blamed misinformation for a range of social problems: “Information disorder is a crisis that exacerbates all other crises … Information disorder makes any health crisis more deadly. It slows down our response time on climate change. It undermines democracy. It creates a culture in which racist, ethnic, and gender attacks are seen as solutions, not problems. Today, mis- and disinformation have become a force multiplier for exacerbating our worst problems as a society. Hundreds of millions of people pay the price, every single day, for a world disordered by lies.”
With $65 million in backing from investors such as George Soros and Reid Hoffman, the newly organized Project for Good Information also vows to fight fake news wherever it roams. As Recode reported, the group’s marketing materials claim, “Traditional media is failing. Disinformation is flourishing. It’s time for a new kind of media.” The project is run by Democratic operative Tara Hoffman, whose company ACRONYM created the app that spectacularly bungled the Iowa Democratic caucus vote in 2020.
The left’s sweetheart and hard-left squad member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is like many leftists in that she’ll demand you act unselfishly and do something massively inconvenient to you because it’s for the greater good, then she’ll go and do the opposite of the thing she demanded of you because she thinks the rules don’t apply to her.
Case in point, AOC was seen partying it up in Miami, Florida with drag queens, and nary a mask was seen. An odd thing considering she’s one of those people who are for some of the toughest restrictions when it comes to COVID-19, including requiring vaccine papers to sit and eat at a restaurant in her district. As my colleague Nick Arama pointed out, this is the same AOC who wanted to vote by proxy on multiple occasions due to fears about the virus.
And like any typical leftist, AOC did what leftists do when called out in public for obvious hypocrisy and attempt to distract from it all by making it about something completely different. In this case, it was about how Republicans are sexually frustrated and that they’re taking their frustrations out on her.
It’s pretty by the book when it comes to AOC, but what about the media?
The Illinois Holocaust Museum recently announced that visitors over the age of five must present their COVID-19 vaccine passport to enter the building, prompting mockery from health freedom advocates.
According to a statement from the Illinois Holocaust Museum, visitors over the age of five must present “proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to enter the building as of January 5, 2022.”
Those over 16 must also provide photo identification that matches that on their COVID-19 passport of choice.
Despite requiring COVID-19 vaccine passports, attendees must also wear face masks.
“If you do not follow these guidelines, you may be asked to leave the Museum,” the museum’s website warns.
MSNBC medical analyst Dr. Vin Gupta said Wednesday on “The ReidOut” that it was time for the medical profession to begin looking at the bioethics of placing a lower priority on unvaccinated COVID patients.
Anchor Joy Reid said, “Dr. Gupta, you know, I’m sort of reaching my kind of peak fatigue mentally, and I’m not even dealing with the doctor and what you guys are dealing with in real life. I know on the top of my head a half dozen people that got COVID — they are vaccinated but got it in settings of mixed group with people that were not necessarily vaccinated. So the unvaccinated are spreading this thing, and it’s mutating, let’s be frank, because of the unvaccinated. Okay? I’m running out of ideas what to do if people are refusing to protect themselves and other people?”
Gupta said, “We have to move away from this paradigm of even thinking about caseloads day over the day because it’s overwhelming. It’s psychologically depressing. It’s discouraging”.
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is the latest liberal poster child for the left’s “rules-for-thee-but-not-for-me” approach to oppressive coronavirus restrictions.
The California congresswoman — a vocal proponent of mask mandates — was caught not wearing her mask on a cross-country United Airlines flight from Virginia to Los Angeles last week.
The passenger who snapped the damning photo told the Daily Wire she was outraged that flight attendants repeatedly hounded her and other passengers to keep their masks on while ignoring Waters’ blatant violation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s mask mandate.
A charitable Christmas food pantry run by the Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington will deny food to needy families if they are not wearing a face mask, have not been vaccinated, or cannot prove they do not have COVID-19.
According to their secular-themed website, the Christmas Bureau of Spokane, Washington requires individuals to wear face masks and provide “proof of COVID vaccination” or “proof of negative PCR test within the past 72 hours” to be served.
The website claims that the Christmas Bureau “is an annual holiday assistance program.”
It is “coordinated by Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington, Volunteers of America, and the Spokesman-Review.”
Those who have not been vaccinated or are unable to prove their COVID-19 status will be ineligible to receive vouchers to help pay for groceries, or toys for their children.