There is a reason so few Americans trust the corporate media.
Members of the press cannot simply tell the truth.
And now Rachel Maddow owes everyone an apology after this huge COVID vaccine mistake.
On the March 29, 2021 broadcast of her show, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow claimed that the COVID vaccine becoming widely available was the end of the pandemic.
Maddow falsely claimed that the vaccine prevented Americans from contracting or transmitting the virus.
“Now we know that the vaccines work well enough that the virus stops with every vaccinated person,” Maddow confidently stated.
“A vaccinated person gets exposed to the virus, the virus does not infect them, the virus cannot then use that person to go anywhere else,” Maddow added. “It cannot use a vaccinated person as a host to go get more people.”
Of course, not one part of this statement turned out to be true.
It was – as the corporate press likes to say – “misinformation.”
But this misinformation from the corporate media about the vaccines had real consequences.
The lack of honesty from the corporate media, Joe Biden, and public health officials about what the vaccine really was and what benefit it provided is helping drive vaccine hesitancy.
Maddow, Biden, and other officials originally pitched the shot as a silver bullet to prevent infection.
But that was never the case.
While the vaccine prevents serious illness and death in most cases, it is not a true vaccine as it does not provide immunity from infection.
Since the champions of the vaccine were never upfront with these facts, millions of Americans concluded they could not trust the medical authorities, the corporate media, or politicians to shoot straight with them about the vaccine.
So when liberals in the corporate press want to whine about how “misinformation” online is scaring people away from the vaccine, they only need to look in the mirror.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.