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NPR: Propaganda for Progressives
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This week is WAMU’s (American University) membership drive in DC. One of their pitches boasts that the most common theme reported by contributors is trust in the accuracy of their news reporting. The NPR brand is trust.
The NPR Factor: Their Brand is Trust
If I could go back 3 years in a time machine and change the one thing most likely to alter the progression of events, I would have had National Public Radio, NPR, report 100% accurately on Covid.
For those wondering how it is possible that our smart, otherwise enlightened friends and colleagues have fallen so deeply for the official Covid narrative, I hold NPR responsible.
NPR has shockingly become a dangerous perpetrator of the worst Covid propaganda. The message is cloaked in a respectable, progressive, legitimate-sounding package--a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
NPR is more than a source of news. It is a subculture, a community, a family of mostly intellectual elites, primarily Democrats with some independents and Greens, recognizable by tote bags and umbrellas.
For decades, progressive intellectuals have relied on public radio as a legitimate, reliable, independent source of news. If we weren’t sure what to think about an issue, we turned to NPR for alternative voices and an accurate critique of policies. We thought NPR was less likely to lie us into a war. News reported on NPR always felt more credible than other sources, and it probably was. NPR inspired enough trust to last a lifetime.
NPR is the media version of the respected, trusted authority figure, the scientist in the white lab coat in Stanley Milgram’s obedience experiments. Progressive intellectuals are comfortable deferring their judgment to NPR.
They use the word “protection” a lot. Protect your fetus, baby, child, self, Grandma. Who would dare risk not protecting everyone?
(Note: as Colleen Rowley states in her comment,. this applies to PBS and MSNBC, and also to promoting war. And there is an element of pride and intellectual superiority - see my 1st Substack, censored on Medium)
Conflicts of Interest
NPR, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and others, is spouting the worst, most convincing Covid propaganda. NPR’s bought-and-paid for messaging is designed for well-educated, progressive intellectuals.
NPR idolizes Drs. Anthony Fauci, Rochelle Walensky, and Leana Wen as voices of authority, despite their provable lies, and the fact that they do not treat Covid patients.
The US spent $3 Billion to increase Vaccine Confidence.  including funds for behavioral scientists to design and run psyops on Americans. An additional $1 billion purchased the cooperation of all mainstream media in 2021.
Global Research found the following:
People have been injured and died as a result of the most extensive propaganda campaign in U.S. history and it was paid for with our taxpayer dollars
The Biden administration paid nearly the entire corporate media, including so-called “conservative” media outlets, with taxpayer dollars to engage in a massive campaign to push only positive coverage about COVID shots while censoring any negative information, without disclosing it to their audiences. This is a serious breach of journalistic ethics.
All mainstream media outlets used identical language and framing while censoring all counter-narrative voices, casting suspicion and contempt upon those who didn’t go along with the program.
The NPR Factor and the Intelligentsia
NPR presents an emotionally charged, convincing, and compelling narrative that is internally consistent and coherent. The messaging seems superficially plausible for those who do not have detailed knowledge of science or the actual facts. It works for those who do not closely observe what is going on and connect the dots.
Early on, when nothing was understood about Covid, intense, weaponized messages and stories were embedded into the previously blank slates of individual and collective psyches. Fearful images were seared into people’s souls. This might be something like the traumatic bonding that occurs in a state of heightened emotions, as well as the Stockholm Syndrome. People formed entrenched mindsets that acted as filters for all subsequent information. This frightened mindset was constantly reinforced by all MSM outlets around the globe, 24/7.
Well-educated listeners defer to trusted experts for subjects outside their areas of familiarity. Since they trust NPR, they don’t feel a need to do their own research. They don’t have the time or energy to investigate. They don’t have enough familiarity with the specific bodies of scientific knowledge to feel confident enough to explore further.
Perhaps due to positive life experiences and personal success, they have come to trust that institutional authorities and regulatory institutions are protecting them. They believe the CDC and other respected authorities are there to protect the public. Public health seems to make sense.
There is a consensus in the NPR community. Everyone there except you believes all this. They can’t all be wrong.
NPR is reinforced by layers of intimidating, silencing, social pressures to conform, coupled with fear of professional and financial consequences for going against the Narrative, including the cancellation of grants, denial of future grants, shunning by colleagues, and de-platforming.
What We Hear on NPR
Anecdotal horror stories for every situation - pregnant women, babies, unvaccinated, Blacks, etc.
Inflated numbers, exaggerated dangers (hospitalizations, long Covid, deaths) for people who allegedly did not get the shots
Lies about shots reducing Covid severity, hospitalizations and deaths
A myriad of lies about antibodies
o false claims that antibodies are waning, despite no testing, as an excuse to promote repeated boosters
o false claims that antibody levels indicate vaccine effectiveness even though CDC admitted that antibodies are NOT a “correlate of protection”
o ignoring T-cell immunity and natural immunity
o encouraging shots that render people vulnerable to “antibody dependent enhancement (ADE)
Inflated death rates claiming people dying from other causes with Covid are dying from Covid
Lies about Covid as a leading cause of death in children
Lies about hospitals overflowing with children with Covid
Hiding the fact that children got Covid after vaccinations were approved for their age
Misleading propaganda about a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”
Mis-defining people as unvaccinated until 14 days after their last series of shots. This hides the injuries and deaths that occur soon after injections.
Biased coverage of the FDA and CDC advisory committee meetings for emergency use authorization for 12 – 17, 5 – 12, then 6 months – 4 years, bivalent boosters, and eventual annual shots.
Hysteria when new variants emerge, like Omicron, supporting restrictive measures
Framing language of deprivation, and children “not yet eligible”are “unprotected” and stories of terrified parents locking down until their little ones can get jabbed.
Exploitation of social justice values framing “vaccine equity,” like for the poor in Africa. Ironically, they are doing far better without our Covid Shots.
Until recently, denial of natural immunity, which has been understood since the Peloponnesian Wars.
Lies about imaginary, superior “hybrid immunity,” (claimed by Fauci, but not a thing) encouraging those with natural immunity to get shots they don’t need and for which they have a higher risk of adverse reactions.
Doctors with financial conflicts of interest, ties to industry who do not treat people with Covid, like Drs. Anthony Fauci, Leana Wen, Rochelle Walensky.
What We Didn’t Hear on NPR
Comparisons in adverse events, disabilities and deaths from all causes between 2020 - the year of Covid before “vaccines” with 2021 and after the rollout of the vaccines.
Comparisons in adverse events, disabilities and deaths from all causes between most vaccinated and least vaccinated countries.
Anecdotal horror stories of miscarriages, child deaths, myocarditis, strokes, aggressive cancers, blood clots, Bell’s Palsy, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and other
adverse reactions and deaths following injections.
Upticks in disabilities of working age people in the U.S.
Unprecedented increase in all-cause mortality, reported by insurance companies (not the CDC), especially in young, healthy working people. See Ed Dowd’s Cause Unknown.
Information about the necessity of early treatment to prevent a cytokine storm
Information about the protective value of vitamin D levels, C, zinc, quercetin, and melatonin, which are highly associated with mildness and recovery, and negatively correlated with severity, hospitalization and death.
Information on the effectiveness of repurposed drugs (ivermectin (IVM), fluvoxamine, and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) (Zelenko protocol in combination with zinc and azithromycin or quercetin)) and successful protocols pioneered by collaborating front line doctors, like the FLCCC.
Ways to prevent and treat long covid
Information about data from other countries including:
o Successful treatments, government support for nutrition, over-the-counter IVM, HCQ, high-https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781510776432/cause-unknown/dose IV vitamin C
o The fact that Nordic and other countries have halted Covid shots for younger people.
o Upticks in deaths of young people in the U.S., Israel, and the most highly vaccinated countries
o Dramatic reductions in live births in highly vaccinated countries
o Better outcomes in the least vaccinated countries
o The European Parliament’s accusations against Pfizer who admitted not testing for infection and transmission
Fraudulent clinical trials (excluding subjects who died or had adverse reactions, eliminating the control group and much more.)
The fact that voting members of the FDA and CDC meetings to approve EUA for all shots for all ages publicly deny their verifiable conflicts of interest, ties to Big Pharma, revolving door positions, getting hired by companies they are supposed to regulate, and expressing many doubts and unanswered questions before they vote for approval.
Fauci’s financial conflicts, ownership of patents like Moderna and more, and profit from covid shots and more
The fact that the bivalent boosters were tested only on mice
Suppression or misrepresentation of safety data
Accurate information about lab origins
The fact that healthy children do not die from Covid.
The voices of doctors and scientists on the leading edge, investigating early treatments, saving lives, keeping people out if the hospital, including highly credentialed, published, ethical, respected, beloved Drs. Peter McCullough, Robert Malone, Meryl Nass, Ryan Cole, Pierre Kory, Paul Marik, Harvey Risch, Paul Thomas, Henry Ealy, Richard Urso, Liz Mumper, and many more.
Does NPR Have Blood on Their Hands?
NPR did an amazing job of influencing our progressive, intelligent friends, family and colleagues. And not in a good way…
It is highly likely that alarming NPR stories have driven fear and deceptively plausible misrepresentations of the facts, motivating listeners to run out and get the shots and/or bring their kid to a pop-up clinic.
It is highly likely that women who had miscarriages, parents of athletes with myocarditis, people who had strokes, aggressive cancers, heart attacks, blood clots, Guillain Barre Syndrome, Bell’s Palsy, and people who died suddenly were influenced and motivated by NPR to get the shots.
I hypothesize that had NPR reported accurately in the last 3 years, today’s world would be a different place. Think of what we would have learned: the actual risks of Covid-19, stratified by age; the protective measures to reduce severity; the early treatments; and the real story on natural immunity. NPR’s audience, including many thought leaders, politicians and celebrities, would have become a critical mass for curiosity, questioning and investigation. We wouldn’t be where we are now…
Targeted Propaganda Campaigns and Random Sample Clips of Stories
NPR encouraged disproven beliefs in restrictive measures. They repeatedly distorted cherry-picked data, using lies, fabrications, scientific fraud, propagandized anecdotal horror stories, and fear mongering to enthusiastically promote lockdowns, masking, distancing and Covid shots for
· pregnant women
· little ones 6 months and older
· people with superior, natural immunity at higher risk for adverse reactions from getting shots they don’t need
· young males and athletes at risk for myocarditis and other conditions
· immunocompromised people, despite no data on them
· Blacks, Hispanics, unvaccinated
The answer to every question, every doubt raised, no matter what is “get vaccinated.”
They even use the technique of agreeing with the doubts like, “You have a point there but you should still get the shots.”
Here are a few examples of targets. Selection of NPR links are completely random. I don’t listen as often as I used to. Deceptive NPR stories about Covid make my blood boil.
· The “unvaccinated”
Our most progressive friends believed in their heart of hearts that the selfish, reckless, misguided, unvaccinated were absolutely a mortal danger to others and were preventing the end of the pandemic.
The did innumerable condescending stories about the “vaccine hesitant,” portrayed as being manipulated by misinformation or Trumpy right-wing fundamentalists. They incited contempt and disdain, fueling hatred and discrimination.
They promoted the myth of the “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” using the psyop definition of unvaccinated until 14 days after last series, thereby defining vaccinated people who are injured or die in the first 13 days as “unvaccinated.”
· Pregnant women
Their stories exaggerate threats to pregnant women (not tested in clinical trials), with false stories of horrible Covid cases and hospitalizations, especially in the 3rd trimester (most “vaccine” induced miscarriages occur in the first 2 trimesters). They lie about benefits of “vaccinating” to protect the fetus.
· Parents of young children
NPR exaggerated stories of vulnerability of young children, to hospitalizations and deaths. They lied about hospitals being overflowing with kids. They counted vaccinated kids who got Covid after the shots as being harmed by Covid itself and needing more shots. They did not report on adverse reactions or deaths of children following the shots. No healthy child has been documented to have died from Covid.
NPR used language of deprivation and stories of hysterical parents of children who were “not eligible.” They were terrified to go out until their baby was jabbed. They interviewed parents expressing great relief after EUA approval for each age, who got their kid first in line as soon as they were allowed.
They emphasize how children are a danger to their teachers and Grandmas, rather than capable of providing herd immunity. NPR supported school lockdowns and masking. They celebrated each Emergency Use Authorization for 12 – 17, 5 – 11, and finally 6 months – 4 years, then bivalent glorifying the FDA and CDC votes based on fraudulent studies. They encouraged mass vaccination pop up clinics for children following approval.
Check out Answering listeners' questions about COVID vaccines for young children July 5, 20224:34 PM ET. 8-minute listen
The U.S. surgeon general reflects on daughter's COVID experience, February 16, 2022, 5-minute listen
FDA considers a Pfizer booster and a Moderna vaccine for children April 27, 2022, 3-minute
Blacks were patronized with feigned compassion for being understandably hesitant due to their historical experience with Tuskegee, sterilization and other medical abuse. Black celebrities and Black doctors were used to successfully convince many wisely skeptical Black people that authorities can now be trusted.
See this great short video of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser and Fauci trying to persuade an informed Black man
Check out Stop Blaming Tuskegee, Critics Say. It's Not An 'Excuse' For Current Medical Racism April Dembosky. March 23, 202111:05 AM ET
In Maria Hinojosa Checks Back In With Dr. Anthony Fauci on her weekly show LATINO USA APR 30, 2021, Maria Hinojosa reaches out to Anthony Fauci, gushing all over him for support and answers. She had Covid, still had antibodies and against all real science and common sense, Fauci advised her to still get a shot she obviously did not need. He falsely claimed it would give her superior “Hybrid immunity” which is a made up lie that sounds scientific and plausible. Hinojosa d predictably had a bad reaction to the shot she didn’t need. She accepts her position and personal responsibility as a role model being used to promote shots to the Hispanic population.
· Inciting fear after emergence of new variant
Omicron, as predicted, turned out to be mild, the ways viruses have evolved over millennia, and a promising way to reach herd immunity and end the pandemic.
If you've had omicron before, are you safe from infection by the new variants? Michaeleen Doucleff May 4, 2022 4-minute. Heard on All Things Considered
See "When do we deploy the new variant?" Leaked WhatsApp messages reveal UK's psycho clown show.
By JOHN LEAKE
In the spring of 2020, I occasionally met with a friend here in Dallas to discuss what we called “Project Fear”—that is, what we suspected was a PSYOP being run by our government agencies working in tandem with its mainstream media lackeys. We also suspected that SARS-CoV-2 had leaked from a lab and that our government agencies and their lackeys in the academic medical press were concealing it.
According to the Telegraph:
Matt Hancock wanted to “deploy” a new Covid variant to “frighten the pants off” the public and ensure they complied with lockdown.
His colleague, Cabinet Secretary Simon Case, agreed wholeheartedly. As he put it:
“the fear/ guilt factor” was “vital” in “ramping up the messaging” during the third national lockdown in Jan 2021.
The previous month, Matt Hancock, the then health secretary, appeared to suggest in one message that a new strain of Covid that had recently emerged would be helpful in preparing the ground for the looming lockdown, by scaring people into compliance.
Mr Hancock then replied: “We frighten the pants off everyone with the new strain.”
Mr Poole agreed, saying: “Yep that’s what will get proper bahviour [sic] change.”
The discussion came two days after Mr Hancock was informed of the emergence of a new variant – known as alpha or the Kent variant, in Dec 2020. A surge in cases later led to the effective cancellation of Christmas on Dec 19.
Mr Hancock expressed his worry that talks over Brexit would dominate headlines and reduce the impact, and probed Mr Poole for his media advice. “When do we deploy the new variant?” asked Mr Hancock.
Six months earlier, in June 2020 – when the UK was coming out of its first Covid lockdown – Mr Hancock and Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, appeared pleased that a study on the virus’s spread showing it going in a “positive direction” had not received publicity, while a “gloomy” survey had been picked up by the media.
“If we want people to behave themselves maybe that’s no bad thing,” said Mr Hancock in a WhatsApp message. Sir Patrick appeared to agree, responding: “Suck up their miserable interpretation and over deliver.”
· Psyops on Covid Origins
Having promoted the propagandized myth of natural origins, wet markets, bats and pangolins and now raccoon dogs, irrefutable scientific data is out, as well as congressional testimony about funding for gain of function research, with broad scientific consensus that SARS Cov 2 could not have evolved naturally. One feature of lab origins is the furin cleavage site that makes the virus more infectious and lethal and targeting humans.
I heard this story a few days ago denying lab origins. How is this even journalism? She doesn’t say there is no evidence. She says she “didn’t see evidence” (didn’t look), and that it had low confidence, a lie. To top it off, she says it could make it harder to study dangerous diseases – an obviously absurd psyop to discourage investigation. Are NPR listeners that gullible?
Virologist says COVID origin report could make it harder to study dangerous diseases March 9, 20235:19 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition 4 minutes
Sample from PBS - Public TV
Why the COVID death rate in the U.S. is so much higher than other wealthy nations Feb 2, 2022 6:50 PM EDT. This is PBS, same deal
“More than two years into this pandemic, the United States death toll is the highest in the world. The country is closing in on 900,000 deaths, and its death rate is alarming -- particularly given that the U.S. was the one of the first to have the vaccine. Geoff Bennett looks at why the nation is struggling compared to much of the world.”
Note on illogic: The US death rate is higher since the vaccines, because people are not getting the vaccines. Full of lies.
 Acknowledgement to David Schonbrunn for help brainstorming the title, editing and encouragement
 NPR frequently asks people to donate their used cars and boats for their fundraising. They will pick it up and make it easy for you. I also stopped becoming a member in light of their Covid propaganda
 Although controversial, I heard that subjects were debriefed. Many were glad that they participated in the experiment and later protested the Viet Nam war because of what they learned. Subjects were put in a situation where they were confronted with what they were capable of doing, a challenge to their self concepts. This raised ethical issues for some.
COVID-19 VACCINATION UPTAKE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE TASK FORCE: FINAL REPORT – FEBRUARY 23, 2021 FOR PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
The Vaccine Confidence Project,” … The Confidence Project will identify groups whose underlying distrust and/or historic issues around marginalization have undermined their confidence in vaccines. By developing strategies to address the underlying levers of trust, rather than merely correcting misinformation, the project expects trust in and uptake of the vaccine to increase, as well build confidence in other COVID-19 control measures.”