by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
CNN might be a horribly biased and woefully unreliable news organization these days, but its reporters do know how to convey the White House propaganda well. Case in point is the story posted on CNN’s website over the weekend about how the Biden administration is desperately trying to get the news media to stop playing up the risk of the Delta variant.
“The White House is frustrated with what it views as alarmist, and in some instances flat-out misleading, news coverage about the Delta variant,” reported Oliver Darcy over the weekend. “That’s according to two senior Biden administration officials I spoke with Friday, both of whom requested anonymity to candidly offer their opinion on coverage of the CDC data released that suggests vaccinated Americans who become infected with the Delta coronavirus variant can infect others as easily as those who are unvaccinated.” …
… But wait. Isn’t the real story about how the Biden administration is now complaining about over-the-top COVID coverage after Joe Biden himself did everything he could to scare the public about the disease?
His entire presidential campaign was based on it. So were his endless calls for nationwide mask mandates. And his push for his $1.9 trillion “rescue” plan.
And isn’t the story also that the White House is complaining about needlessly scaring the public while the administration’s own CDC is doing just that?
Last week, the CDC issued a call for mask mandates for everyone indoors, regardless of vaccination status, because of the Delta variant in areas with “high” transmission rates. The clear implication is that a COVID vaccine is pretty worthless when it comes to stopping the spread of the disease. …
… So is it any wonder that the same news outlets that have been trafficking in COVID fears for more than a year looked at the CDC’s change of heart for what it was – a dire new warning?