The ‘moral dilemma’ of the MSM regarding the coronavirus
For years the Main Stream Media (CNN, MSNBC, FOX News) have done pro-private health insurance propaganda about how single-payer Medicare for all is too radical, will cost too much etc. deliberately concealing the facts about the policy from the viewing public. Most people (to the extent they seek it) only get their information about who to vote for from these sources. A case in point regards the details of a single payer Medicare for all health care system (which most developed countries around the world enjoy).
Sorry to tell you, but the media have systematically lied to you about Medicare for all. This is not to accuse the media of ‘fake news’. Fake news is when the media spins some news event in a politically expedient way, in favor of one politician or other (Democrat or Republican). Fake news is real, and is a result of (Democrat) Bill Clinton’s 1990’s telecommunications act in which control of almost all media outlets in America was consolidated into the hands of five or six corporate distributors. Corporations now control America and what people believe to a large extent. The Clintons, Obama, Trump, Biden are all aware of this and have exploited/are exploiting it to their advantage as they see fit.
Prior to the coronavirus, when Buttigieg, Biden, Harris, Warren etc. spoke about the details of Medicare for all, there was no push back from MSM debate moderators. No one pressed Buttigieg about how you could lose your job and thus your health insurance, something Bernie had stressed. No moderators pressed Buttigieg about how he was part of a well known ‘stop Bernie’ coalition (led by Neera Tanden of the ironically titled ‘Center for American Progress’ etc.) and had taken money from many billionaires (including Seth Klarman and others, partly responsible for the development of the malfunctioning app in the Iowa caucuses). None of the moderators pressed Joe Biden regarding his misleading claim that Medicare for all would force people off their current health care insurance, when in fact this was an obviously disingenuous claim - it would force people from private health insurance onto a health plan where their coverage was much improved and was cheaper for them in the ultimate yearly scheme of things. Not only that, such insurance couldn’t be lost because one lost one’s job which millions are now suffering from due to the virus.