The far-left New York Times quietly admitted this week that deaths from the coronavirus were overcounted by 30 percent.
Gee, another “right-wing conspiracy theory” is proven true…
The Times’ dishonesty is on full display even in the reporting of this breathtaking news.
Does this amazing revelation earn its own headline? Nope.
Does this amazing revelation sit at the top of the story? Nope.
Here’s how the propagandists at the Times bury the truth:
Headline: “A Positive Covid Milestone.”
Sub-headline: “In a sign that the pandemic really is over, the total number of Americans dying each day is no longer historically abnormal.”
And it is only after reading some 17 paragraphs where you will finally find the buried truth…
The official number is probably an exaggeration because it includes some people who had virus when they died even though it was not the underlying cause of death. Other C.D.C. data suggests that almost one-third of official recent Covid deaths have fallen into this category. A study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases came to similar conclusions.
We shut down the country, we closed schools, we bankrupted people, we bankrupted small businesses, we destroyed our economy, we transferred enormous wealth to the top one percent… All based on data that was off by a full third.
Here’s how the Times responded when Trump suggested the death count was over-hyped:
Last Friday, Mr. Trump told reporters that he accepted the current death toll, but that the figures could be “lower than” the official count, which now totals nearly 95,000.
Most statisticians and public health experts say he is wrong; the death toll is probably far higher than what is publicly known. … Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told lawmakers this month that the overall toll was likely an undercount. “I don’t know exactly what percent higher but almost certainly it is higher[.]”
Here’s St. Fauci again:
Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, has warned that baseless “conspiracy theories” are swirling around the coronavirus crisis following claims that America’s official death toll from Covid-19 has been overstated.
Far-left PolitiFact gave the claim COVID deaths were overcounted a “pants on fire.”
CNNLOL: “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doubled down against rumors — spread mostly on social media — suggesting that coronavirus deaths have been greatly exaggerated.”
All the government does is lie, lie, lie, lie, and then lie some more.
All the corporate media do is lie, lie, lie, lie, and then lie some more.
And then, when the facts become too obvious to hide, the truth is buried under 17 paragraphs.
FBI tipped off Biden team night BEFORE Hunter faced interview in tax and gun probe: Whistleblower agent says he was shocked at way he was told to conduct investigation in testimony to Republicans
Republicans running the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into Hunter Biden say that an FBI agent told them the Joe Biden transition team was tipped off the night before Hunter’s interview with investigators.
The Committee is looking into whether officers delving into Hunter Biden’s tax affairs and his lying about drug use on a gun permit gave the 53-year-old preferential treatment.
Two IRS whistleblowers – one anonymous, the other named Gary Shapley – have claimed that Hunter Biden was treated more leniently than ordinary Americans.
On Monday, the Committee said in a lengthy tweet that an FBI agent who worked on the case agreed with Shapley that Hunter was given favorable treatment.
‘The agent’s testimony is sickening and reveals the lengths to which the DOJ is willing to go to cover up for the Bidens,’ the Committee tweeted.
The special agent, who worked in the FBI’s Wilmington field office, told committee staff in a transcribed interview on Monday that the Biden transition team were tipped off the night before the planned interview of Hunter Biden.
‘This was not the original plan by the career agents, which frustrated their investigative efforts because people found out who didn’t need to know,’ the committee said.
Democrats were quick to dismiss the agent’s claim, saying it was common for the FBI and DOJ to disagree about how to proceed with an investigation.
Shapley and his colleague said there had been a pattern of ‘slow-walking investigative steps’ and delaying enforcement actions in the months before the 2020 election, won by Joe Biden.
It is unclear whether the conflict they describe amounts to internal disagreement about how to pursue the investigation or a pattern of interference and preferential treatment.
Department policy has long warned prosecutors to take care in charging cases with potential political overtones around the time of an election, to avoid influencing the outcome.
Shapley will testify before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday.
Shapley has already told the House Ways and Means Committee that U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who has overseen the years-long Hunter Biden probe, said he doesn’t make the ultimate decision on charges.
Weiss, according to Shapley, also said he had been denied special counsel authority.
But Weiss denied Shapley’s claims, saying he was given free rein to do what he wanted, and he never sought special counsel powers.