The Subtle Lie
The mainstream media have become artists of the subtle lie.
Examples of this subtle, but cunning, practice is apparent with a recent Independent article about an “anti-vaxxer”:
Anti-vax Olympic gold medalist Szilveszter Csollany dies of Covid, aged 51
Szilveszter Csollany won gold on the rings at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
The headline seems to indicate an ardent anti-vaxxer died from his own “stupidity” of rejecting the media’s medical cure.
But further in the article is the actual truth:
While Csollany had, according to the publication, expressed anti-vaccination views on social media, the six-time World Championship medallist had been vaccinated to allow him to continue to work as a gymnastics coach.
However, he contracted the virus soon after receiving his jab, Blikk suggested, and had thus not built sufficient levels of antibodies.
An image is even more helpful:
This author utilizes a sad truth to his benefit. That truth is that most people don’t read full articles, only the headline. So, the headline paints one picture, but when you actually have all the information, it tells another.
It makes you wonder how many articles similar to these share the same story, but the author didn’t clearly screw it up by including the truth right within the article.
Articles of this type are pure, but effective, propaganda. The media are cultural markers, able to manipulate thoughts based on their actions. They have power that prior tyrants could only dream of, and all behind a cloak of anonymity without the need to appeal directly to the crowd. They are what have allowed this circus to go on as long as it has, because people can’t see the truth when it’s subtly perverted like this.
Even within the article itself, the author wrangles the truth about his untimely demise. “Had thus not built sufficient levels of antibodies,” they say. This gives justification for those still indoctrinated, so that even if they read the article, they can still mentally justify what occurred.
The absurdity is heightened by the discourse of the scientism narrative:
- It takes time to build up antibodies, so you must wait a bit after the jabs for it to be effective.
- The vax efficiency wears off in a few short months, so you need a booster
Apparently, using their own narrative, there is a tiny window of effectiveness. Apparently Csollany wasn’t within that window, because of his “anti-vax” views, even though he got the vax.
The author doesn’t even stop to consider the fact that Csollany got “infected” just shortly after receiving the jab. A normal, functioning human brain could at least consider the possibility that the shot and his death were related, given the situation. But not this author. Because this author is not focused on truth, but on constructing a narrative.
But their narrative isn’t truth. Their narrative can only be valid through the use of a subtle lie. Enough that the claim is still technically accurate, but misleading and arrives at the wrong conclusions.
Most of you surely recognize this already, but it’s good to always be on guard. They are getting more brazen.
While some of the mainstream media are getting really sloppy with their obvious lies, others are getting even more cunning. Watch for both.
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