I am a fairly “savvy” consumer of news.
I have a well-developed BS-o-meter, due to decades of reading the “news”.
I know that the “news” are lying 90% of the time; outright lies, selective reporting, lies by omission, etc.; the New York Slimes and the Washington ComPost being world class leaders.
I do hate being lied to, by a source that I (kind of) trust, even if it is by only omission.
I sort of “trust” RT (Russia Today); I think they lie the least.
Today, while reading a report about what people are the heaviest alcoholics in the world (it’s the Aussies) I learned that …
there was NEVER a “real” lockdown in Australia –
“most states … only went through short and sharp lockdowns“
“hospitality venues to remain open and more events to take place“
Except the State of Victoria, where the Capital, Melbourne is situated.
The “news” informs me of this fact/reality/truth, only after a very long year and half of fear mongering.
Plus, this fact is inserted only at the END of the article.
Hell, am I “pissed”:
Drunkest country in the world revealed
3 Dec, 2021 09:27
Australians have been pegged the heaviest drinkers in the world after consuming alcohol to the point of insobriety nearly twice as much as people elsewhere during 2020, an annual international survey of drug use has found.
Survey lead researcher Monica Barratt told Australian news outlet The Latch that people in the country “got on the beers” during the Covid-19 pandemic since most regions avoided the extended lockdowns seen in other countries over the past year. Other than Victoria, most states and territories only went through short and sharp lockdowns, which allowed hospitality venues to remain open and more events to take place.