To speak of disinformation is undoubtedly to refer to an approach to reality, so I cannot help but wonder: do we remain contemplating the shadows in Plato’s cave or do we get up to look directly at the images that cause the shadow?
Undoubtedly, this is an old debate in the field of communication and with it the role of mass media in the construction of the news and its subsequent impact on the development of opinion matrices favorable or not to people or facts.
Is there total objectivity of both the journalist and the media when dealing with the facts, how legitimate is the much-praised concept of the editorial line, or what is more striking and pernicious, to what extent does the editorial line cloud reality to bring it closer to corporate, political and/or financial interests?
I make these statements because just last week, the news that had a massive coverage precisely by the major global news corporations were: the so-called “progressive” decrees of Biden, the nomination of nothing more and nothing less than the “Black Lives Matter” (BLM) movement for the Nobel Peace Prize and finally, that a brand new team of scientists from the World Health Organization (WHO) was in the Wuhan market. Curiously, it was overshadowed by the fact that once again Big Tech like Twitter unilaterally blocked – albeit temporarily – the account of the Vox Party in Spain.
Let’s go to the analysis, what is so Progressive about a transgender person, and ultimately biologically male, urinating in a ladies’ restroom? In that tone of illogic, a movement like BLM that, although it is true that it justifiably claimed police excess in the case of George Floyd, ended up degenerating into an authoritarian and vandalistic movement that imposed violence and anarchy, disrespecting both public and private property, the raw truthis they destroyed entire cities. So, does this criminal and violent movement deserve a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize? I leave room for reflection.
Then, with all the pomp and circumstance, dozens of journalists frantically followed with their microphones and cameras the WHO “team of scientists” in the Wuhan market, a year after it has remained closed, logically finding an empty space with the typical pungent smell of fish and chlorine. However, we were sold that it was a very enriching visit. Enriching?
The scientists came in when the Communist tyrant of China, Xi Jinping is interested and wants them to come in so that China can finally be whitewashed of its total irresponsibility and criminal negligence of its government in health management at the beginning of the outbreak in January 2020.
All this on the side of what was massively disseminated, but there is also the side of the little disseminated, a simple example: the terrible images of Hunter Biden’s personal computer, under investigation by the FBI and silenced by the media or more recently the blocking of the Twitter account of the Vox Party that manifests the legitimate right of Spanish citizens to stop Islamization, besides offering official statistical data. But no, Twitter censored Vox for violating its rules, rules that by the way do not regulate pornography and even presumable cases of pedophilia, hypocrites!
I close by making it clear that, once again, that false truth (the one masterfully and intentionally constructed by the big news corporations) ends up imposing itself on us, leaving millions uninformed, contemplating and believing in the shadows of the cavern.
Nahem Reyes has a PhD in History from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello