Media

Is nearly everybody a 'Conspiracy Theorist' Now in Covid Times?

Teaser: This has become one of the most commonly used phrases of the COVID era embracing anyone who challenges the mainstream COVID narrative. It is now being used to justify censoring social media platforms, taking down Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts of individuals or groups that gives an alternative view to the mainstream position, however respected they may be in their field of expertise. It is quite extraordinary when ordinary doctors and citizens are being censored and labelled a conspiracy theorist for simply disagreeing with the government’s position on how to deal with the virus. Another word commonly used now is to be a “denier or denialist”. Are you a Covid denialist?
PART ONE: IDENTIFYING AND DEFINING THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST Who and what is a conspiracy theorist? This has become one of the most commonly used phrases of the COVID era embracing anyone who challenges the mainstream COVID narrative. It is now being...

The role of the liberal/progressive media in the times of Covid.

Teaser: The liberal progressive media like to think they are concerned with a just society, emphasizing social and economic equality, looking after the poor and downtrodden, using the structure of the state to protect to protect civil rights and the right to dissent from any abuse of power in society.
As modern capitalism has evolved in the last thirty years, eroding the middle class, making life for the most unfortunate even worse and entrenching even greater economic inequities in society, one would think that it would be clear that the progressive...

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