Were media outlets paid to publish false “fact checks” in order to smear journalists investigating the deadly COVID vaccines?
Emerald Robinson | 15 August 2022
Telling the absolute truth is a dangerous business these days — which explains why so few journalists do it anymore. And, as we should all know by now, lies don’t get you banned on Twitter — only the truth gets you “permanently suspended.”
Exhibit A: My tweet about the CEO of Pfizer not being fully vaccinated and having to cancel a trip to Israel over it.
A veritable firestorm erupted on social media — as various frauds and fakes surfaced from the Washington swamp to “fact-check” my tweet. Twitter added a “context warning” to the original tweet. An emergency life-raft for neo-cons and NeverTrumpers called The Dispatch printed a full page rebuttal — which is a giant red flag that certain people were probably taking money from Big Pharma to push the COVID vaccines.
According to Stephen Hayes, I am “a frequent purveyor of bad information” which is practically the highest compliment one can receive in American journalism — when you consider the source.
A year later, Jordan Schachtel bothered to read the Pfizer CEO’s new biography and found, of course, that my tweet was accurate.
It was the “fact check” that was false.
He pointed interested readers to a key passage in a recent Wall Street Journal review of the Pfizer CEO’s new book as well.
Was Pfizer’s PR department making false statements?
Why did The Dispatch try to smear me?
My attorneys will be asking them such questions very soon.