Reuters Gets DRAGGED For Tweeting That Cuban Protests ‘Risk Exacerbating COVID-19 Spike’

Written by K. Walker on July 15, 2021

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Corporate Media is broken and they don’t even realize it.

Reuters, one of the largest news agencies in the world, is no exception.

In keeping with the long history of Corporate Media siding with dictators against the people — like the New York Times did when their reporter Walter Duranty covered up Holodomor, their “Nazi correspondent” that slanted the news in favor of Hitler, and giving the Taliban inches in their Op-Ed pages after freaking out about a Republican Senator’s piece — Reuters is suggesting that anti-communist protests in Cuba might be “dangerous.”

On Wednesday, the international news organization decided to fearmonger about the “Delta variant” as Cubans take to the street protesting against communism and facing violent suppression by the regime in power.

Protests in Cuba will increase the risk of COVID-19 transmission because of an already high level of cases and the more contagious Delta variant, health officials said on Wednesday.

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) urged Cubans and tourists visiting the Caribbean nation to avoid crowds, wear masks and frequently wash hands.

“The gathering of individuals for protests… increases the risk of transmission, in particular in cases such as Cuba where you have active transmission in many areas over the last week and 34,244 new cases reported,” said Dr. Ciro Ugarte, PAHO’s director of health emergencies.
Source: Reuters

Maybe it’s a stretch, but it seems like getting beaten or shot by a totalitarian communist regime is a bigger concern than a virus that the vast majority of people recover from.

Also, we were told back in 2020 that outdoor transmission of the virus isn’t really a thing during protests — even if you’re crowded together and chanting.

When they posted the article on Twitter, Reuters was lambasted.

The responses were absolute gold.

And it seems that Reuters, in particular, had some reportage that was consistent with that theory that the virus can recognize a “righteous cause” protest as pointed out by Leon Wolf, editor of The Blaze.

Ouch! That’s gotta sting!

The thing is, we all know that all media is biased. Some, like Fox News, Newsmax, The Blaze, The Daily Wire, and here at ClashDaily, are just honest about it.

The Associated Press — who knowingly shared office space with Hamas in Gaza and then feigned ignorance about it after an Israeli airstrike hit the building — as well as Reuters, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and the Big Three legacy media outlets, ABC, CBS, and NBC, all claim to be “neutral” when they are clearly not neutral.

At least Americans are recognizing that now. A new international poll — ironically conducted by the news organization’s namesake Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, a research center at the University of Oxford — shows that the U.S. ranked lowest in 46 countries studied for trust in media. Only 29% of Americans polled say that they trust the news.

The latest Reuters Institute’s Digital report said that most people around the world believe that “news outlets should reflect a range of views and try to be neutral” and that those who felt that the media has been unfair were those “with a right-leaning political outlook.”

Despite this, Corporate Media seems to have doubled down on partisanship in their coverage of pretty well everything. This clearly isn’t about making money — they’re alienating half of the country and annoying independents who don’t want to be told what to think.

Corporate Media does this because they believe that they’re right and the rest of us just need to be as enlightened as they are. After all, all of their Corporate Media buddies agree with them. They live in a bubble and don’t know it. It’s moments like the overwhelmingly negative responses to Reuters’ stupid tweet that will pop that bubble.

 

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll