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By Jeffrey M. McCall, CNS News, February 17, 2022

Jeffrey M. McCall is a Professor of Communication at DePauw University.  He is a recognized authority on media and journalistic ethics and standards, having been interviewed and quoted by over 125 newspapers. He has made over a hundred appearances on radio and television shows. …

The nation’s establishment messengers, the media, will have to develop a new template for COVID coverage, now that citizens show signs they are moving beyond mandates, lockdowns, and fear. The constant refrain of panic and fright, which has characterized COVID reporting for two years, has lost its clout. Interesting that it took a grassroots movement of school parents and truckers to tell the world that living in constant angst is no way to exist.

Formulaic COVID journalism obsessed over no-context scoreboards of case and death numbers, issued dire warnings of constant COVID surges and variants, and rolled endless video of emergency rooms and people getting vaccination shots. The reporting relied on blind worship of science from certain experts, but demonized citizens and even physicians who had alternative viewpoints. Political opportunists used a fawning media to  …

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