Monday, November 29, 2021

Consider the Internet Won

I know we just discussed this yesterday, but if you are interested in seeing how the MSM goes about spinning stories here is a case study in news slanting. Both stories are based on the exact same information  from the same source; they even contain some of the same quotes. 

Daily Mail take: OMICRON! Danger, danger! EVERYONE LOCKDOWN!

Dr Angelique Coetzee, who runs a private practice in the South African administrative capital of Pretoria, said she first noticed earlier this month that Covid patients were presenting with a host of odd symptoms.

“‘Unusual’ symptoms of mutant Covid strain: South African doctor who first raised alarm about Omicron warns its early signs are 'MILD' and patients do NOT lose their sense of smell!”


PJ Media take:

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor responsible for alerting health officials about the omicron variant of COVID-19 says it presents “unusual but mild” symptoms.

Coetzee first observed patients with unusual symptoms who were otherwise healthy in mid-November.

Your choice: go with PJ Media version of Omicron and get on with your life:


Or go with the Daily Mail’s version (correctly renamed by Abenaki to the Omigod! variant) and get ready for the great toilet paper shortage of 2022:


Congratulations Abenaki – you’ve won the internet today!