The US corporate media have transformed into empire cheerleaders, abandoning any pretext of being a Forth Estate holding power accountable. This dynamic took hold after 9/11 and the War on Terror era but the US proxy-war against Russia in Ukraine has only solidified it. Nothing can contradict the narrative that the US is a noble force for good while our enemies are the personification of evil. Indeed, the neocons who are engaged in the inexorable march by the US and its allies to turn the Ukraine crisis into World War III surely have learned the lesson that managing the narrative of what is taking place is the greatest weapon that they have in their possession.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in the non-coverage of the explosive charge that Covid 19 was a US bio-weapon unleashed on China and Iran by rouge elements of the Trump administration. Ron Unz, the brilliant writer and editor of the Unz Review has put forth a well argued series of articles making the case that Covid was American made, a product of the US bio-warfare laboratories that was unleashed on foreign enemies, but now his case is bolstered by Jeffrey Sachs, chairman of the Covid Commission, recent pronouncements about the origins of the virus.
- Covid/Biowarfare Series
Ron Unz • The Unz Review • April 2020-December 2021 • 60,000 Words
“Over the last couple of years a fierce debate regarding my Covid hypothesis has raged on the discussion-threads of our own website, encompassing over 18,000 comments totaling more than 2.6 million words. During these lengthy exchanges, I have encountered few strong arguments against this scenario, other than the claim that even rogue elements of the Trump Administration could not have possibly done anything so reckless and foolish, having such disastrous consequences.
But I think the most plausible reason a casual reader might have for disregarding my analysis has been the argument from silence. If my case were actually as strong as I claimed, surely it would not have been totally ignored for so long by virtually every mainstream and alternative journalist in America. Only obviously fatal flaws in logic could explain such a lack of coverage.
However, the utter silence that has similarly greeted the public revelations of Jeffrey Sachs and the accusations of top Russian generals suggests otherwise. If almost every media outlet in the West can ignore the headline-worthy public statements of the chairman of the Covid Commission, it is easy to understand why they would have done the same to my own far more controversial and far less solidly-established analysis.
But I’d like to believe that once there is a major breach in the dam, an enormous flood of long-avoided information will soon flow outward. In effect, the American public has been bamboozled into supporting a costly and risky proxy war against Russia. Then, it was actively led to believe that Ukraine was winning the fight, despite later reports that the U.S. intelligence community has lacked an accurate portrayal of the war on the ground from its very onset.”
Unz is spot on about the state of the US corporate media but I’m not holding my breath on there being a flood of information. The US corporate media would make Pravda and Izvestia envious with their serial lying and omissions. Their coverage of the US proxy war against Russia in Ukraine is a case in point. I continue to wonder what the plan is when said facts can no longer be obscured, when cheerleading no longer does it, when it proves no longer enough simply to repeat falsified accounts and judgments as if by dint of repetition they will come true.
Before the latest barrage of relentless propaganda there was Russia-gate. Russia-gate was a massive psy-op against American liberals, who because of their antipathy towards Trump were primed to support the US proxy-war against Russia in Ukraine. I’ve also come to believe that Russia-gate inoculated the deep state against any suggestion that they were responsible for Covid since liberals came to love them some deep state while many conservatives will never believe that their sacred America would willingly release Covid.
Meanwhile the total information warfare that the corporate media has committed to is unprecedented and, remarkably, it tells you everything you need to know about the weakness of the system where the only thing they know how to do is double down on the mendacity.