Covid-19: The Panic Is Worse Than the Pathogen

28 March 2020 — Global Research

By Tony Cartalucci

The Corona Virus Disease 2019 or “Covid-19” is a coronavirus similar to the virus that causes pneumonia. Covid-19 is a danger to at-risk groups including the elderly and the chronically ill.

If you are not elderly and if you are in good health you have virtually no chance of dying from it.

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The Propaganda of Terror and Fear: A Lesson from Recent History

28 March 2020 — Off Guardian

Dr Piers Robinson, Co-Director Organisation for Propaganda Studies

Pres George W Bush East Room of October 26 2001 1600x900President George W. Bush signs the PATRIOT Act into law, October 26th 2001

The ongoing and unfolding reactions to the Corona Virus look set to have wide-ranging and long-lasting effect on politics, society and economics. The drive to close down all activities is extraordinary as are the measures being promoted to isolate people from each other.

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Propaganda around the origin of Covid-19

25 March 2020 — Voltaire Network

The CIA is waging a campaign, which it portrays as “re-information,” claiming that Covid-19 originated in China while, at the same time, Russia is seeking to expose it as a US plot.

Thus, according to Reuters, the European External Action Service (EEAS) has issued an internal nine-page document highlighting 80 cases of disinformation (Fake News) allegedly disseminated by Russia to sow panic in the European Union [1].

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The New York Times’ Insidious Ongoing Disinformation Campaign on Russia & Elections

17 March 2020 — Consortium News

A series of stories loudly proclaim the Russian election meddling narrative but offer no real facts supporting the most sensational claims, writes Gareth Porter.

By Gareth Porter
Special to Consortium News

For the past three years the new narrative of Russian interference in U.S. elections has bound corporate news media more tightly than ever to the interests of the national security state. And no outlet has pushed that narrative more aggressively – and with more violence to the relevant facts — than The New York Times.

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If you know anyone who still thinks the White Helmets are “heroes” – show them this 7m video

27 January 2020 — Off Guardian

Vanessa Beeley presents a condensed overview of the evidence for the White Helmets being a creation of Western governments embedded with terrorist factions inside Syria. Show this to anyone who still can’t believe our leaders would be cynical and psychopathic enough to nominate mercenaries, fakers and mass-murderers for a Nobel prize, or that our media would be craven enough to let this grotesque lie go unquestioned
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US Cyber Forces Manipulate Public Opinion

9 March 2020 — New Eastern Outlook

5522The influence on public opinion is one of the primary functions of the information space, presented today not only by TV, radio and print media, but also by the Internet and social networks. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that the CIA is especially focused on obtaining control of the information field and seeks ways to influence it. Thus, in the middle of the last century, the agency began a large-scale secret operation named Mockingbird on the territory of the U.S. and abroad. Most of the documents related to said operation are still classified. The purpose of Operation Mockingbird was to secure the CIA’s control over the media and the information space in America and beyond by establishing an extensive network of agents in leading publications, news outlets, radio and television all around the world.

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Guilty until proven innocent (again): UN report on alleged Russian ‘war crimes’ in Syria is based on ‘We Say So’ & unnamed sources

7 March 2020 — In Gaza – RT.com

– Eva Bartlett
A UN-mandated report, which accuses Russia of war crimes in Syria, heavily relies on anonymous sources and lacks evidence, but also smacks of deliberate disinformation that is halting the eradication of terrorism in Idlib.

Coronavirus – Bad Preparation And Propaganda Increase The Onsetting Panic

6 March 2020 — Moon of Alabama

The current public reaction to the coronavirus pandemic confuses even propaganda specialists:

Blake News @blakehounshell – 1:19 UTC · 6 Mar 2020
I was looking at this timeline of the H1N1 pandemic put out by the CDC, and it’s way worse than I remembered. I don’t recall the same daily drumbeat of coverage but that was a different news environment. Or was I just not paying close attention?

The current Covid-19 panic was caused by seven weeks of daily anti-China propaganda as the international media abused the crisis to bash Chinese officials, citizens and their culture. H1N1 originated in the U.S. which utterly failed to contain it. It was therefore not propagandized.

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