The Media and the COVID-19 Narrative

By The Wall Street Journal

In an Op-ed published on August 10, 2020, Gerard Baker focused on “untangling the media myths of Covid-19,”

He started his piece by nailing the problem:

“Has there been in recent history a more tendentious, hysterical, data-denying and frankly disreputable exercise in misdirection than the way in which much of America’s media has covered the Covid-19 epidemic?”

He concluded his piece as follows:

“That is perhaps the greatest dishonesty of all: the media’s self-serving insistence that their narrow, partisan narrative of this complex and evolving phenomenon is the revealed and unchallengeable truth.”

The op-ed can be read here: