Mainstream Media Is Starting to Get Squeaky Bum

“Last night I heard from someone operating in much higher circles than me with respect to the COVID scam. He informed me that this is the talk in newsrooms all around the UK:

There is discordant amounts of public commentary, speaking against the narrative. We (the editorial team) cannot allow our paper to fall behind public insight and opinion.

So, they’ve got a bit of a quandry, haven’t they? The tide of public opinion has already turned against them. To continue on their current course of ignoring the facts in favour of the false narrative is just going to make things even more difficult for them to ever regain public trust. To continue the analogy, they are “swimming against the tide”. Or, as I have to tell my kids quite often, when you’re in a hole and want to get out, the first thing you do is stop digging!”

Published by markskidmore

Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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