Let the great cover-up begin! Media outlets are going back and editing their old reports and tweets about the coronavirus that has now been proven fake news.
Media outlets like Vox, New York Times and Buzzfeed are scrambling to re-write history and fix their false reporting, which initially stated Americans shouldn’t be worried about the virus and Trump is a racist.
“Don’t Worry About The Coronavirus. Worry About The Flu,” a Jan. 28 article from Buzzfeed was originally titled. The publication re-visited this article and edited it on March 16, adding an “update” that “we have decided to change the headline in order to reflect our current understanding of the pandemic.”
“Here’s What We Do And Don’t Know About The Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak,” Buzzfeed’s article is now headlined.
Don’t worry about the coronavirus. Worry about the flu. https://t.co/x2ugwJGjF2
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) January 29, 2020
“Update: This story was originally published with a different headline comparing the effect of the coronavirus outbreak in the US to the flu,” a note at the top of the article reads. “The headline, and the story, was based on information available in late January. Because the story is still being widely shared, we have decided to change the headline in order to reflect our current understanding of the pandemic.”
In other words, they were flat out wrong.
Right after President Trump imposed a travel ban on China Vox posted on January 31st that the Wuhan virus was not going to become a deadly pandemic. The outlet deleted the tweet March 24th after it “no longer reflects the current reality of the coronavirus story.”
“It this going to be a deadly pandemic? No,” the original Vox tweet read.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 24, 2020
The New York Times is also very quietly editing its coronavirus map headline. Originally the headline of the map read, “Wuhan Coronavirus.” The map has now been relabeled the “Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Spread of the Outbreak.”
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) March 13, 2020
Written by March 26, 2020–