Yes, CNN has soiled itself. They showed their true colors.
Last year, CNN commissioned a survey examining viewer trust and the places where CNN was succeeding and falling short with viewers across the ideological spectrum. According to a partial copy of the report, which hasn’t been revealed before, CNN’s coverage of Covid-19 was the third leading cause of distrust in the network behind liberal bias and “the Chris Cuomo situation.”
But so has the medical profession. There are reports that they got bonuses (for the hospital) if they made a COVID diagnosis, and another if a patient was put on a ventilator. And another if the person died with a positive COVID test.
Reportedly, THAT (use of a ventilator) was often done, and needlessly. And a percentage of people very predictably died because they were put on a vent. But there was A TON of “head shed” pressure to do so.
The docs just went along with what they were told. “Just following orders!”
And the docs didn’t rise up and say, “Hey, you know, this is a medically bad idea…” Because they valued their income–that was how they provided for their families and their made car payments and paid their mortgages, and paid for little Jane’s ballet lessons, and serviced $250,000 in student loan debt that could NOT be discharged with bankruptcy, etc. And administrators made it VERY clear that even a peep of disagreement would result in firing.
Yeah, it’s funny how, “What is good for me” quickly morphs into, “This is right and good.”
I know. I was there.The threats were also directed toward ME! So I quit and went elsewhere. But most people didn’t have that option. I’m very grateful that I did.
But in essence, providers failed this incredibly difficult test–the system did NOT allow for even a whiff of dissent and the MSM was totally “in the tank” for the Pandemic Panic Porn Pimps™. So I totally understand. They were put in a HUGE bind. I may well have also failed that test–I very much understand that. There but for the grace of God go I…
And schoolteachers–oh my Heavens! So you lose your job and the pension you have spent decades working for over this? There is NOT an easy answer to this!
But let’s be honest about what happened.