What's behind the continued media campaign against hydroxychloroquine? (PODCAST) Dated: July 31, 2020 by Sharyl Attkisson 9 Comments Media Matters is joining big tech and others leading a panicked, fact-challenged campaign against hydroxychloroquine. Why? Order "Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism" by Sharyl Attkisson today at Harper Collins, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, IndieBound, Bookshop! Support the fight against government overreach in Attkisson v. DOJ and FBI for the government computer intrusions.Thanks to the thousands who have already supported!
Appreciate the conversation with the "lazy journalist" who relied on Media Matters for source material.
I don't think he was familiar with your journalist career history at all, but rather just wanted to goad a response from you.
"No time for the subtleties."
Isn't that precious?
Ken McMahan says
I got a nasty-gram from Facebook saying a post of mine had been deleted, I had shared dangerous and false information about covid-19 a couple days ago. I had simply shared a piece regarding a doctor who stated this treatment IS a valid response. The nasty-gram linked me to their fact checker which stated studies had NOT shown any benefit from the HQL’s use against covid-19. But, apparently, Facebook’s fact checker is not, um, factual - according to this piece from the Gateway Pundit.. (Please see link.) Just sharing!!!
Roger German says
The main stream media seldom reports the whole truth, they cherry pick to align with their agenda. The media should never have an agenda
Kathleen Wallace says
I have personal experience of Facebook censorship. Here's what I wrote to Facebook;
I tried to share the following: https://thehornnews.com/fbi-chart-could-send-hillary-straight-to-jail/ with a friend via Messenger but my link was blocked by Facebook with a message that it violated their community standards. (I have a copy of the actual Facebook language.)
I clicked on “let us know” and wrote the following message:
Message to Facebook: Blocking info. from a conservative site are we? I thought you didn't do that. You lied. Exactly how did I violate community standards by sharing an article that discussed a chart that Judicial Watch was tried to get from the government that showed the possible violations that Hillary committed when she was Secretary of State. The article had nothing to do with violence, contained no bad language, or anything else that might be deemed objectionable other than that it was about Hillary and her email server. Maybe you consider this fake news but that is for the viewer to decide and not you. You have no right to dictate what is and is not fake news. Only the viewer has that right. You are doing a disservice to other Facebook users when you try to control what is being said about the Dems. and Hillary. As long as the worse that is being said about her is that she acted criminally, which she did, no community standards could possibly have been violated. I checked on the Judicial Watch site and they did request this chart.
When I tried to send my response to Facebook, I got the following message: There was a problem with this request. We're working on getting it fixed as soon as we can. I tried to send it several times and got the same message.
Sharyl - recommend people to switch to Brave or Gab's Dissenter browsers and use the DuckDuckGo plugin. So they shield online activity and avoid using google for search.
Joel Gruber says
Are you aware of this Aug 22, 2005 NIH article?
Title: "Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread"
From the article - Conclusion:
Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection. In addition, the indirect immunofluorescence assay described herein represents a simple and rapid method for screening SARS-CoV antiviral compounds.
Thomas Farrow says
Thank you for the fairness and objectivity with which you report.
John LaRandeau says
Sharyl, you are the most patient person I know for a reporter. In so many of your words, he must realized he is being used. Maybe your great responses and time spent with this reporter will convert him to consider real fair reporting for some other venue. Thanks for all you do.
Noah Pen MD says
I would have responded to this WashPo journalist this way:
What evidence did you see to arrive at this assessment of me as an antivaxxer?