Skip to comments.An illustrated look at the evolution of the 'inject Lysol' anti-Trump hoax: How Media Creates a False Narrative
Posted on 04/26/2020 6:39:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
On Thursday, April 23, President Donald Trump ruminated during a press conference about the possibility that, just as disinfectants can destroy the Wuhan virus outside the body, there might be a way to destroy the virus inside the body. Within hours, the mainstream media was telling people the Trump was telling Americans to inject or ingest disinfectant to treat Wuhan virus.
After that, the internet was quickly inundated with “Trump said to drink bleach” memes. While there was factual pushback from conservatives, facts made no difference – the hoax was set in place. It will now be a smear against Trump's name as permanent as the Charlottesville hoax. Using videos and memes, this post will sketch out how the hoax developed.
Hoax Phase 1: Trump theorizes within the realm of available facts. The media says that he “suggests” a toxic "cure."
Here’s the video of President Trump’s original remarks. It’s quite obvious that he’s talking about potential experiments with ultraviolet lights or disinfectants that can be used in the lungs. It’s obvious that Trump is not recommending anything specific, especially either Lysol or bleach. Instead, he’s theorizing based upon things known to kill the virus and on medical procedures that already exist.
Nevertheless, as just one example of media malfeasance, NBC labeled the video “President Trump Suggests ‘Injecting’ Disinfectant as Coronavirus Cure.”
Hoax Phase 2: While NBC sort of played it straight, soon “reputable” media outlets are asserting that Trump instructed the American people to do something incredibly dangerous:
Hoax Phase 3: A day after Trump's press conferences, Nancy Pelosi gives her own press conference during which she states that President Trump advised Americans to inject Lysol into their bodies.
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He did not say we “should” do that.
But he was “thinking out loud” at the time. I understand what he was doing. You think through a problem and try to make connections. Eisenstein did it when he imagined riding a beam a light through space when trying to come up the theory of relativity.
But, those types of thought processes are best kept behind closed doors until you have worked on them a bit.
That said, he was not being sarcastic at all. And he should have explained what he was really doing. And then stop doing it.
Playing that, without context, is going to add to the perception that he is out of his mind.
Don’t get me wrong. I “get it.” But he needs to stop it.
If you’re that stoopid to try to inject Lysol then you’re stoopid enough to try anything. Sounds like what a Rat would do.
Pure bleach drinking by democrats and the lamestream media will never kill the vile evil contained within them. But the good news is all vile evil eventually is contained ......
The thing about these false narratives is that they’re witless. People see that and unless they are driven by TDS they’re put off by it.
IF you jump off a really tall building or cliff, it will immune and cure you of the virus....but you have to jump hard and waaay out for it to work.
idiots don’t know the difference between inject and ingest
when they hear about ultraviolet light, those same people will be jamming light bulbs up their butt
1. He did not mean to inject Lysol.
2. The media would attempt to crucify him with the comment.
Hopefully wisdom guides whatever response he chooses when he is inevitably asked about it again.
Agreed. Trump could have instead walked on water that day and people who look at the world in that very emotional and image and soundbite based and petty manner probably would have ignored that and found something else to pick out and frame it in that same manner sooner or later.
I remember when Ann Coulter suggested the West should kill all Muslim men and enslave their women and children and the left went wild. All she did was sarcastically swap the words Muslim and West. Stated the other way, the left has no problem with it and remains silent.
Same today. In Oregon, the Oregon Health Authority created a ‘grounding space’ where minorities can escape oppressive ‘whiteness’ for a while.
Can you imagine if ‘minorities’ and ‘whiteness’ were swapped in the sentence?
Or, for that matter, imagine if there were an NAAWP!!!
RE: I remember when Ann Coulter suggested the West should kill all Muslim men and enslave their women and children and the left went wild
Yes, I remember that article in the National Review (NR).
She was subsequently banned from writing articles for NR.
He should never have put out a statement that he was being sarcastic. His gut instinct was fine there, but it just wasn't the right place for brainstorming.
It infuriating that the RedTards think Trump is so awful but they constantly have to lie to discredit him.
Whether this is done because of honest mistake, carelessness, stupidity, or malice, honest people would cease doing it and correct their mistakes as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
It’s called brain storming. Problem solvers in the real world do that all the time.
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