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IS THERE A DISHONEST BAIT-AND-SWITCH IN THE MEDIA’S COVID COVERAGE?

Father, we ask for Your Truth related to Covid. We ask for the media to report truthfully, and for Americans to discern rightly. Amen.

Is the COVID-19 pandemic spiraling out of control?

As the delta variant continues to spread, recent weeks have seen many news outlets claim as much.

However, in many of these cases, outlets are engaging in what seems to be a dishonest bait-and-switch — where their coverage was once focused on the fatality rate and number of COVID deaths, now it seems to be centered on the number of new COVID cases.

Due to the seemingly dishonest, shifting nature of this coverage, The Western Journal has decided to provide regular updates on the COVID fatality rate in the United States as it changes over time. These statistics are taken from Our World in Data, a trusted source on COVID-related statistics.

Aug. 16, 2021, Update:

0.66 percent case fatality rate (moving-average)

2.13 deaths per million people (7-day rolling average)

406 cases per million people (7-day rolling average)…

In August, the U.S. continues to experience its lowest COVID-related fatality rate since the onset of the pandemic — roughly 0.66 percent.

Despite this, the majority of coverage on COVID over the week prior (Aug. 8 to Aug. 15) avoided reporting the fatality rate or overall death statistics, opting instead to cover the rising number of COVID cases.

The best example of this is seen in reporting from The New York Times

What are your thoughts? Please share below!

(Excerpted from The Western Journal. Article by Michael Austin. Photo Credit: Getty Images).

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4 Replies to “IS THERE A DISHONEST BAIT-AND-SWITCH IN THE MEDIA’S COVID COVERAGE?”

  1. Lord, we long for You. We long deeply for a return to truth, honesty, humility and forthrightness in our nation and the world. We cannot get there on our own – we must have You and your Holy Spirit to move and drive us that way. Our constant compromising view of sin has led us to where we are now. We forgot to honor You Lord. We have forgotten to fear You Lord. God forgive us. We are unworthy and do not deserve Your forgiveness but we desperately need and ask for it
    We pray for a holy conviction in our land to sweep over our nation in waves. Let us return to You. We need You Lord and we desperately need miracles from You to save our nation and the world. Amen.

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  2. Our government, the media, and Big Tech are the ones spiraling out of control!! The lies, fear, and confusion they have caused is deplorable! The way our children and grandchildren are being treated is child abuse! I can’t believe they continue to get by with it!! I continue to pray that “the eyes of moms, dads and grandparents, understanding will be opened,” SOON! If, and when, parents wake up, stand up and speak up, things will change!
    These people KNOW what they’re doing. They have an agenda, they have a “cause.” They skew the data to fit their agenda. They don’t care about our children and grandchildren. Lord, wake Your people up, before it’s too late!

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  3. Father God, please open the blind eyes and hearts of the media. Lord, let them see their bias and only report the whole truth not half truths and lies. Father hold them accountable to not sharing the truth for we know the truth will set us free. Father we pray for an awakening in journalism to be truth and honest with not only the Americans but with the world. Lord we pray that salvation comes to those in the media. We bind up lying and deceitful tongues. We loose the water of truth to flow over them and waste away their ungodly resolve. We pray for eyes and ears to be open and accepting of the truth no matter how much they don’t want to spread it. Thank you Lord for those willing to risk it all to spread truth. thank you in Jesus name.

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  4. Nothing surprising here. There is no such thing as integrity where news reporting is involved in today’s news. American people who look to the liberal media for honesty in reporting are in deep trouble. The media is all about sensationalizing stories in order to make money. They are doing this with COVID, since it is an issue where they can so easily manipulate the data. The New York Times, for example, is notorious for dishonest reporting. Lord, we need a return to honest reporting of what is happening. I bind the dishonest reporting of news, and all the familiar spirits behind it, in the name of Jesus. I loose a spirit of honesty and integrity, where true, honest reporting would return to our media. In Jesus’ holy name.

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