Progressives Replace Reason with CNN

For those of you who regularly watch CNN, maybe you’re numb to it, but if you pay attention (wake up!) you can’t miss the messages constantly telling you that the programming is brought to you by Pfizer. CNN is Pfizer’s propaganda arm.

This is why you don’t know that SARS-CoV-2 does not produce severe illness in most of those who contract the virus. According to scientific polling, more than 40 percent of progressive Democrats believe half of those who are infected wind up on the hospital. It’s why you don’t know that natural immunity is far superior to that provided by the vaccine.

Do you ever wonder why they never told you that COVID mostly affects people who are overweight and very old and infirm? Why didn’t they tell you about zinc, vitamin D, and all the rest of it? Why didn’t you hear anything critical of the way the corporate state pushed panic and authoritarianism—the lockdowns, masks, vaccines?

You just went along with it as if there were no conflict of interest between Pfizer bankrolling the propaganda that claimed to be objective new programming. What happened to your critical thinking skills? The ideology of scientism trumped them.
You also bought into the Russian collusion hoax. You bought into the Ukraine affair. You bought into the myth of racist police hunting down black men. You bought into the myth of systemic racism and all the rest of the nonsense peddled by the grievance industries.

There is no excuse for abandoning reason, for rejecting critical thinking. We all saw you swallow these big lies whole. You did it in a very public way. You adorned your Facebook profiles with slogans designed by corporate state propagandists. And you attacked and ridiculed those who kept their heads and demanded evidence and reason. We won’t forget this.

The worst offenders have been teachers. Of all people, teachers bear the greatest burden to make sure they aren’t misleading and harming their students. I’m embarrassed for my profession watching all the teachers and professors not merely failing to challenge the propaganda, but taking it up and disseminating it. I didn’t keep a list. But I have a good memory.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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