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The Viral Pandemic of Distrust and Misinformation: Worldview Lessons from the Coronavirus, Part 4

Misleading voices on both the left and the right confidently asserted the virus really wasn’t that bad. More than one conservative talk show host, motivated to keep the President’s wins front and center, compared Covid-19 to the common cold or seasonal flu. And more than a few liberal voices also downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19, apparently hoping to cease an opportunity to portray Trump’s travel restrictions to China as racist or otherwise misguided.

Why Is the Media Biased?

Savannah Guthrie, one of the anchors on NBC’s Today show, interviewed Covington student Nick Sandmann yesterday morning. I watched the interview, then watched the response. It was as though two completely different conversations took place.

Is All the News Fake?

Last week it was reported that Malaysia repealed its “fake news” law. This Asian nation is one of the first countries in the world to reconsider how to control this societal nemesis.