It wasn't all that long ago that I taught students that the New York Times was a reliable source of news, the gold standard of newspapers in the U.S. Today, I teach the opposite, that the New York Times is a source of Wokist propaganda, so if you want to get the current narrative being pushed by the elites, the New York Times is a great source. Bari Weiss confirmed this in her resignation letter, which at the time I took as a significant development, yet in the months hence it doesn't seem to have had an impact on the direction of the Times. Weiss makes it clear that the Times is converged by the Wokist religion, though she doesn't name it Wokism. As put by Weiss:
[T]ruth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else.
That's Wokism. It is rigid and will tolerate no discussion or debate. The truths are handed down from on high, and if you don't accept them at face value, you are a heretic and a nazi. Put simply, no American should believe anything reported in the mainstream media, and I don't care about the source. Fox, CNN, the Post Times, etc., all are junk. The media is the enemy of the people.
If the media had never reported on the covid, as in, imagine in some parallel universe the media didn't endlessly propagandize and fear monger and operated as an agent of the public interest, no one would have even noticed a difference. The covid is 100% a media creation, and by that I mean I never noticed a difference in reality. I would have noticed a global pandemic.
What's especially galling, though, is that no one will pay; no one will be punished when actual real heads ought to roll. I mean that quite literally. The media covid propaganda killed people, and responsible parties ought to be executed. This is probably America's Achilles's heel, the thing that will end up bringing it all down, that there is no corrective or penalty for propagandizing and spreading lies.