Skip to comments.Virus Conspiracists Elevate a New Champion
Posted on 05/11/2020 9:27:03 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
A video showcasing baseless arguments by Dr. Judy Mikovits, including attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been viewed more than eight million times in the past week.
In a YouTubevideo, a woman animatedly described an unsubstantiated secret plot by global elites like Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci to use the coronavirus pandemic to profit and grab political power.
In the video, the woman asserted how Dr. Fauci had buried her research about how vaccines can damage peoples immune systems. It is those weakened immune systems, she declared, that have made people susceptible to illnesses like Covid-19.
The video, a scene from a longer dubious documentary called Plandemic, was quickly seized upon by anti-vaccinators, the conspiracy group QAnon and activists from the Reopen America movement. It has turned the woman Dr. Judy Mikovits, 62, a discredited scientist into a new star of virus disinformation.
Her ascent was powered not only by the YouTube video but also by a book that she published, Plague of Corruption, which frames Dr. Mikovits as a truth-teller fighting deception in science. In recent weeks, she has become a darling of far-right publications like The Epoch Times and The Gateway Pundit.
The rise of Dr. Mikovits is the latest twist in the virus disinformation wars, which have swelled throughout the pandemic. Conspiracy theorists have used the uncertainty and fear around the disease to mint many villains. Those include Dr. Fauci after he appeared to slight President Trump and Mr. Gates, a co-founder of Microsoft, as someone who started the disease.
On the flip side, they have created their own heroes, like Dr. Mikovits.
The conspiracy theorists recast a pusher of discredited pseudoscience as a whistle-blowing counterpoint to real expertise, said Renee DiResta, a disinformation researcher at the Stanford Internet Observatory.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
“Conspiracy theorists” = anyone who disputes the Fake News.
Not a fan of the vid, but NYTimes has no room to speak.
Wow. these people are very quick! an organic response to Judy Mikovits occurs, and these guys have a ready made conspiracy theory smackdown ready to go. They must be monitoring all boards, looking for self-incriminating banter...They certainly have had their eye on her. She really is a target for them, more even than Flynn perhaps.
The conspiracy theorists.....
I won’t click on a nyslimes link
I didn’t find anything factual in the excerpt.
When I see the terms conspiracies, bizarre, unproven, etc, instead of facts and logic I assume the other side is correct.
when you are over the target....
a discredited scientist
a darling of far-right publications
virus disinformation wars
>>described an unsubstantiated secret plot by global elites like Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci to use the coronavirus pandemic to profit and grab political power.
Bill Gates has been very public with his plans to take over your life. He is second behind the USA in funding WHO.
He wants EVERYONE to be required to get his vaccine and use the power of government to make it so AND to exempt himself from liability lawsuits when there is some failure rate (700,000 by his own estimate).
And this Pandemic Paranoia of Bill’s isn’t just about Coronavirus 19. He’s been selling this agenda for 5 years. ANY Pandemic.
He just staged a “demonstration” exercise last October.
All of this is out in the public.
It’s no secret. The NYet Times thinks this is all wonderful.
Obama, Schiff, and Joe Lockhart are all still selling a Russia Russia Russia collusion conspiracy theory that has been thoroughly debunked.
"Frames". Everyone knows who does the framing in this country and it's not people like Mikovits who has a whole record out there for anyone who wants to check it.
I don't believe the scum at the Times used the word "frames" when they were talking about how Obama set Flynn up on false charges or how the FBI entrapped others over the years.
Mikovits is stating the facts as she knows them and it's a safe bet her viewpoint is closer to the whole truth than anything Fauci has said publicly or privately to Trump.
Is everything she says Gospel Truth? I doubt it, but it's without a doubt her true assessment of things she actually knows about first hand. Any error in it is from her not knowing what she doesn't know or not getting the whole picture.
Some people, and the advertisers who pay the media for connecting to them, just don’t care.
The New York Times: all the propaganda bullshit thats fit to print. Nobody believes any of you anymore because youve lied to us so often and we know your type. The Sociopath news network.
I had no desire to watch it until I found out that YouTube banned it. Then it became a quest to find it. I found it. There were about 5 million views by then. Its now over 10 million.
The advertisers pay the media more for an audience that ignores facts.
As they should.
Kneepad communism grovellers at NYT know a thing or two about conspiracy theories.
". . . unsubstantiated secret plot by global elites like Bill Gates and Dr. Anthony Fauci . . .", 'unsubstantiated' and 'secret' are both just hot button terms since both of those who are named have substantial investments in the production of vaccines and have publicly insisted that the government absolutely has to fund a vaccine from those these two are invested in. Furthermore, Fauci wants to continue a state of emergency until such a vaccine is in production at which time his buddy Bill will make sure everyone in the country is vaccinated.
The CDC make huge flu death numbers out of thin air with a bizarre formula and they still can't convince enough people to get flu shots to make the kind of profits investments in vaccine producers justifies. So, here we go, we absolutely must have a vaccine for everyone in order to insure that this particular drop of sweat from the grim reaper's brow doesn't kill as many people as auto accidents do. Pass out $36k for each death certificate that has Wuhan Flu as the cause of death and you can bet there will be more deaths from Wuhan Flu than several years worth of auto accidents, too.
Throw trillions at Wall Street, tell the little people in flyover country they're lucky to be alive, then have some expensive ice cream while you decide which homes and failed businesses to buy up for pennies on the dollar.
That's not 'unsubstantiated', that's what anyone not blind can see with their own eyes.
They make it sound like conspiracy theories only come from “right wing-nuts”. The left concocted some doozies of their own. For one thing, contrary to popular belief the moon landing hoax conspiracy started years before Alex Jones was even thought of. In 1970 my uncle and his friends were at an anti war rally in Manhattan. CPUSA head Gus Hall, who fmr CIA Dir John Brennan bragged about voting for pres, had his lackeys hand out agit prop claiming he had “irrefutable proof” that NASA paid off then MLB Commish Bowie Kuhn $5 million to rig the 1969 baseball season so that the hapless hopeless last place Mets would rally just as Appollo 11 was set to take off, then ultimately win the World Series so as to distract the public’s attention from the hoax NASA was perpetrating. But the best one yet, the one that IMHO should be the gold standard by which all other conspiracy kookery be judged was in 1981 when Hall had posters put up all over Times Sq, Chinatown and Greenwich Village claiming the CIA murdered John Lennon. Trump-Russia collusion was so lameassed compared to that one :)
vaccines can damage a persons immune system
you have to be a science denier to believe they can’t
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