More then anything else going on in the world over the past few weeks, the mainstream news media has been saturating the airwaves & filling column inches with salacious & sensationalist coverage concerning the outbreak of the coronavirus, oh the mainstream-news-media just fucking love it when there’s a juicy food scare or a deadly pandemic to dedicate never ceasing wall to fucking wall sensationalist bullshit coverage to & by doing so in regards the coronavirus the mainstream news media has been helping to further stoke hatred & intolerance.
With just about every edition of Kay Burley @ Breakfast on Sky News I’ve tuned into over the past couple of weeks with my morning coffee in hand, it’s been the same bullshit of Burley interviewing a possession of supposed medical/scientific experts talking pandemic this coronavirus that & scaring everybody shitless the other, talk of how people need to wash their hands more often & not touch certain surfaces & only go out wearing a surgical mask, fuck it why doesn’t Burley not just manipulate one of these experts into saying we shouldn’t go out without wearing a fucking hazmat suits & avoid all foreigners as they could be incubators of the apocalypse. I seriously doubt Sky News are alone when it comes to the mainstream news media peddling xenophobic scaremongering bullshit about how foreigners are possibly being coronavirus carriers & thus helping to push the far-right racist narrative that all foreigners/immigrants are dirty & diseased.
I’m well aware it doesn’t take an outbreak of Ebola or typhoid for the far-right to propagate all foreigners/immigrants are dirty & diseased wretches, but it doesn’t exactly help any for the mainstream news media to be stoking fear & hate with never fucking ending salacious scaremongering, which is exactly what the mainstream news media have been doing in relation to the outbreak of the coronavirus thus giving even more ammo to the far-right to manipulate the ignorant into hating anybody who isn’t White or has a cough, despite the fact more have died globally due to the seasonal flu this year then have died of the coronavirus & there’s a vaccine for common seasonal flu.
I see the vilest of vile gobshite hatemongering gobshite trolls Katie Hopkins has been using the coronavirus on Twitter as a means to spread hate about travellers to our shores & I doubt she’s not the only gobshite hatemongering gobshite troll to be doing so, I read some nutcase far-right Christian pastor was blaming the coronavirus on trans kids & which offensive bullshit I’m not even going to dignify with a response.
Currently there’s no vaccine for the coronavirus, so it’s kind of understandable why many people might be scared about a disease which as yet has no known cure, but even if or when a vaccine is developed the far-right will oppose people being immunised against the coronavirus because far-right wankers always tend to be antivaxxers. I’m not denying there aren’t antivaxxers on the left of the political spectrum, generally you’d find them in the ranks of the Green Party, I remember Jill Stein when she was the US Green Party’s 2016 presidential candidate making an antivaxxer moron of herself & she should know better then most as she’s a medical doctor. But by far the biggest antivaxxer gobshite is king of the far-right redneck antisemitic gunsexual conspiratorial shock jocks Alex Jones who of course is chummy with the vilest of vile gobshite hatemongering gobshite trolls Katie Hopkins, Jones’s Infowars website is crammed full of antivaxxer propaganda.
Funny how those doctors who say vaccines cause this disfunction & cause that disorder, who Alex Jones & the other far-right antivaxxer crazies love to cite, nearly always seem to get seriously discredited by the vast majority of medical doctors who are in the know & nearly always end up getting struck off & legally sanctioned for spouting utter harmful bullshit. There’s talk of this Tory government possibly making it illegal for parents to refuse having their children immunised & to ban antivaxxer propaganda, I’m somewhat surprised that a Tory government might be considering doing this, but hey if Boris Johnson & co have the courage to do it then I’d applaud them doing so, as children not being immunised isn’t just putting their lives at risk but the children they’ll interact with at school or wherever. The far-right accuse dirty & diseased immigrants or foreigners for spreading pandemics yet its in fact the far-right antivaxxer gobshites who are in fact helping to spread a possible pandemic which could be putting lives at risk.