For all of Big Tech and the mainstream media’s efforts to stop the spread of misinformation, in 2020 they sure propagated it. Most all was aimed at then-President Donald J. Trump, in a coordinated effort not to have him reelected. They succeeded, so it’s unlikely any of the news outlets, Twitter or Facebook will apologize for their blatant election interference and faulty reporting.
Below are the top 10 stories and/or narratives they should retract – and/or admit to the American people they were wrong:
- Lafayette Park was not cleared out by police last summer for a photo-op with President Trump. The New York Times wrote a piece titled: “How Trump’s Idea for a Photo Op Led to Havoc in a Park,” warning “When history of the Trump presidency is written, the clash with protestors…may be remembered as one of its defining moments.” The entire story is fiction. When the U.S. Park Police cleared out the square they did it so they could install fencing, at Democratic Mayor Muriel E. Bowser’s request. It had nothing to do with the President. However, the Times story is still up, blaming Mr. Trump.
- Hydroxychloroquine is effective. A new study released this year out of New Jersey shows HCQ combined with zinc use increased COVID-19 survival rates by almost three times. It’s the third study showing the benefits of HCQ, yet Twitter will still censor you if you post in support of it, claiming it’s disinformation.
- COVID-19 may have originated from a leak out of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Despite what the World Health Organization claims, the Biden administration found enough evidence to support the theory and has launched their own investigation. Those that even uttered the reasonable prospect last year were dubbed conspiracy theorists, their posts/articles were fact-checked false, and their social media censored.
- Masks didn’t slow the spread of COVID-19 spread. University of Louisville researchers found mask mandates and mask use weren’t associated with slowing the spread. “Our findings do not support the hypothesis that SARS-COV-2 transmission rates decrease with greater public mask use,” the researchers wrote.
- Outdoor spread of COVID-19 is negligible to non-existent. There was widespread panic with Gov. Ron DeSantis opened Florida’s beaches, that there would be a spike in infection rates. Going to the beach could be a “super-spreader event.” That simply wasn’t the case.
- COVID-19 vaccinations were rapidly developed within a year thanks to Operation Warp Speed. No thanks to the skeptics in the media, who repeatedly said it wouldn’t happen under Mr. Trump’s watch.
- “Two weeks to slow the spread,” turned into more than a year of blue-state lockdowns, which there’s no evidence to support even worked. But as a result, thousands of small businesses were decimated while drug abuse, alcoholism and depression all spiked.
- There was frantic reporting last year Russia was paying the Taliban bounties for dead U.S. troops in Afghanistan. It was all a lie. The Biden administration said in April of this year the evidence for the story was inconclusive and decided not to sanction Russia over the non-issue.
- Black Lives Matter protests and the resulting riots last summer weren’t peaceful. They were destructive. As was the predictable result of the defund the police movement, which has led to a crime wave in our nation’s largest cities this year with Mayors across the country reconstituting the diverted funds.
- Hunter Biden’s laptop is real and the New York Post’s reporting last fall on his overseas business dealings with his father were accurate. It’s been reported that if the news of the laptop wasn’t suppressed by social media and was covered by more outlets one in six 2020 Biden voters would’ve changed their minds, resulting in a win for Mr. Trump.
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