….. is from Scott Atlas’s op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal “A Pandemic of Misinformation: The media’s politicization of Covid has proved deadly and puts Americans’ freedoms at risk“:
The media has done its best to misinform the public with political attacks about who is to blame for this [COVID-related] pain and misery even as it diminishes the great achievement of the new vaccines. The decline of objectivity in journalism has been evident for years. Now we see that even respected scientific journals, which are supposed to vet and publish the best objective research, have been contaminated by politics. Social media has become the arbiter of allowable discussion, while universities intimidate and suppress the free exchange of ideas necessary to uncover scientific truths.
It is not at all clear that American society with its cherished freedoms will survive, regardless of our success in defeating the pandemic threat.