April 8, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Whether people like to admit it or not, a vast majority are susceptible to well-framed propaganda and media narratives.
Take actor Morgan Freeman, for instance. He won an Image Award for his role as God in the 2003 religious comedy “Bruce Almighty.” He reprised the role in the sequel “Evan Almighty.” More recently, Freeman starred in the National Geographic documentary series “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman.” Thus if “god” says its safe to take experimental mRNA and viral vector shots, then it must be safe.
American trust in media
There’s no denying the fact that COVID-19 and experimental mRNA and viral vector shots are political issues, not health issues. It’s also no secret that Democrats are pro-vaxx, pro-mask, etc., as are mainstream media, Hollywood and big tech firms. Republicans are the opposite. Thus it makes sense that people who identify as Democrats trust mainstream media and celebrities more.
Americans in general used to trust media. They used to trust Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, etc. Gallup data from the 1970s found that 72% of Americans trusted mainstream media. A majority of Americans trusted mainstream media until 2004, when the number dipped below 50% for the first time in Gallup’s history of gathering the data. The all-time low was 32% in 2016. The number stood at 40% in 2020. But when its broken down by political labels, there are dramatic differences.
The 2020 Gallup data found that 73% of people identifying as Democrats trust mass media. Only 10% of Republicans and 36% of Independents trust mass media. Further, a November 2020 Gallup/Knight Foundation survey found that 86% of Americans believe media are biased to some degree. A CBS poll last month found that 71% of Democrats will get or already have gotten the shot, compared to 47% of Republicans.
We stay apolitical, while also being truthful and forthcoming about glaring facts. Sadly it is obvious who will be falling for this latest media propaganda campaign.
“Vaccine Envy” propaganda
The best way to give something credibility is to have Harvard University speak positively of it. That’s how the “vaccine envy” propaganda campaign was born.
Dr. Robert Shmerling is the senior faculty editor of Harvard Health Publishing. He is an obvious big pharma apologist. Dr. Shmerling recently called vitamin D an “unproven supplement” against COVID-19 despite numerous studies saying otherwise. He also said people should “rely more on the recommendations from the CDC.”