When rifling through the cesspool that is the media, one should not only pay attention to what is being reported, but what isn’t being reported as well.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported very early Thursday morning that “prominent vaccine skeptic” Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had his account removed from Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, “for repeatedly sharing debunked claims about the coronavirus or vaccines,” according to a spokeswoman for the social media platform.
The problem with all of the reporting on this topic is that seemingly all of the outlets reporting on Kennedy Jr.’s banishment haven’t reported a single quote from any recent Instagram post that could’ve contributed to his cancellation.
Outlets like the WSJ, CNN and The Hill all report on Kennedy Jr.’s past of being critical of vaccines. Only CNN linked to a previous article in which a quote from Kennedy Jr. was picked apart to portray the point the outlet felt he was trying to make.
From a May 2019 CNN article:
Kennedy, who chairs the Children’s Health Defense, a nonprofit group that expresses skepticism about the health benefits of vaccines, insisted in a statement that he’s not “anti vaccines” — but stressed that he wants “safe vaccines with robust safety testing” and doesn’t believe “we should be forcing pharmaceutical products on unwilling American citizens without understanding the downside risks.”
I don’t know about you, but that seems like a perfectly reasonable stance to me.
As for what might have contributed to his Instagram removal, without any context of what Kennedy Jr. actually said or wrote, how is the average person supposed to make up their own mind about whether or not what he said or wrote merits any kind of censorship.
In reality, you’re not supposed to have context and to blindly believe whatever the media tells you. And if you don’t, you’re a racist, sexist, homophobic bigot who should be cancelled themselves.
Read and/or watch anything the media puts out there with a skeptical mind. The media is NOT out to be your friend and isn’t to be trusted — at all.