Newsweek is working hard to keep everyone in the country terrified. Their most recent article titled “Dead Bodies Stored in Coolers As Arizona Coronavirus Deaths Surge” (August 6, 2020) is the kind of misleading that qualifies as out-and-out lying. And it doesn’t end there.
The creative writing exercise continues with the author Soo Kim saying, “The climbing death toll has seen dead bodies transferred to cooling units as the state copes with a surge in fatalities.” Further, Newsweek quoted the Director of the Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management as saying, “There’s been a sharp increase in deaths in Maricopa County.” It appears to be a bold-faced lie or at the very least leaves out any hint of the actual dates relevant to the supposed increase. This is a blatant and intentional effort to mislead the reader (you) into believing that the death rate is CURRENTLY increasing. Not true!
On July 17th, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services website there were a total of 85 deaths. That number has been steadily DECLINING since then and the total # of deaths on the day before the article was published is listed as 2. It is true often deaths are reported a number of days following when they occurred so here are the numbers for since July 17th through August 4th shown in a chart below.
Why would Newsweek be so misleading? There are only two possible explanations: 1. they have entirely incompetent reporting and editorial staff members or, more likely, 2. they are driven by a left-leaning agenda that is focused on keeping Americans’ terrified, interfering in the November election in the hopes of swaying the results. Truly shameful. The article is entirely void of integrity.
On their website, Newsweek says about themselves: “Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 80 years.” We call Bullshit! (If you call Bullshit too, please share this article on social media.)
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