This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge.
In August, Germany’s top newspaper, Bild, apologized for the outlet’s fear-driven Covid coverage – with a special message to children, who were told “that they were going to murder their grandma.”
Now, a newspaper in Denmark has publicly apologized for reporting government narratives surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic without questioning them.
“We failed,” reads the article’s headline from tabloid Ekstra Bladet, which goes on to admit that “For ALMOST two years, we – the press and the population – have been almost hypnotically preoccupied with the authorities’ daily coronavirus figures. “(translated).
— Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) January 12, 2022
Read the rest below:
WE HAVE STARED at the oscillations of the number pendulum when it came to infected, hospitalized, and died with corona. And we have been given the significance of the pendulum’s smallest movements laid out by experts, politicians, and authorities, who have constantly warned us about the dormant corona monster under our beds. A monster just waiting for us to fall asleep so it can strike in the gloom and darkness of the night.
THE CONSTANT mental alertness has worn out tremendously on all of us. That is why we – the press – must also take stock of our own efforts. And we have failed.
WE HAVE NOT been vigilant enough at the garden gate when the authorities were required to answer what it actually meant that people are hospitalized with corona and not because of corona. Because it makes a difference. A big difference. Exactly, the official hospitalization numbers have been shown to be 27 percent higher than the actual figure for how many there are in the hospital, simply because they have corona. We only know that now.
OF COURSE, it is first and foremost the authorities who are responsible for informing the population correctly, accurately and honestly. The figures for how many are sick and died of corona should, for obvious reasons, have been published long ago, so we got the clearest picture of the monster under the bed.
IN ALL, the messages of the authorities and politicians to the people in this historic crisis leave much to be desired. And therefore they lie as they have ridden when parts of the population lose confidence in them.
ANOTHER example: The vaccines are consistently referred to as our ‘superweapon’. And our hospitals are called ‘super hospitals’. Nevertheless, these super-hospitals are apparently maximally pressured, even though almost the entire population is armed with a super-weapon. Even children have been vaccinated on a huge scale, which has not been done in our neighboring countries.
IN OTHER WORDS, there is something here that does not deserve the term ‘super’. Whether it’s the vaccines, the hospitals, or a mixture of it all, is every man’s bid. But at least the authorities’ communication to the population in no way deserves the term ‘super’. On the contrary.
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Will other news outlets have the journalistic integrity to follow suit? Perhaps CNN’s ratings wouldn’t be down 90% from last year in the key 25-to-54 demographic if they simply owned up to their complicity in breathlessly spewing government propaganda.
Like I have said here for the last 12 years, Humanity sucks. They are just stupid cattle that are easily herded into whatever corral you point them too. At least that news station admitted they didn’t question it, the sheep never question ANYTHING! If it wasn’t on TV it didn’t happen. The TV/govt. are looking out for our best interest! It’s like living on a potato farm or a retard ranch. I will just hang back and do what I do and have as little interaction with the publick as possible. The thing is I am happy alone, but I love my wife too and she is onboard with all I do. I don’t need approval from a bunch of idiots nor do I care what others think. What I have done in my life outshines 90% of what the sheep have done. Money aint the goal, talking shit and DOING shit shit are 2 different things. I do what I say I will do, not just BS. I don’t lie and hate liars. But that doesn’t make me fit in well with the turds that sit around cosigning eachothers bullshit…..
A few years back this guy came over to buy some solar panels. When we were done he told me he was some kind of “debt relief” consultant. I told him I don’t have any debt whatsoever and don’t even have a credit card. He looked at me like I had 2 heads and said “do you know how rare that is?” So in other words being smart with finances is like super rare? No wonder that douchebag on the radio makes so much money, retards have no clue as to how you get out of debt. Can’t think of his name but he sells books etc. What is so hard about living below your means and buying assets with cash? We live a perfectly comfortable/prepped life with 0 credit. Gaawwwdddd.
Well they don’t mean it, just figure an apology will reset the trust level for another round of lies.
Bild’s subscriber base and hit count was probably falling sharply.