Who is Robert Malone ~> Beware the Fact-Checkers

A guest testimonial on censorship in the age of COVID. A windy city example of what Obama, the US Intelligence community and legacy media advocate.

Robert W Malone MD, MS1 hr ago15724

<People are entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts. This essay provides a great illustration of how “fact checkers” are not checking facts, but have been acting to police opinion and thought. This is the Orwellian reality that the US Intelligence community and former President Obama advocate for America, and which their legacy media lapdogs gladly endorse – RWM>

Guest Author: Leonard C. Goodman, JD

<Leonard C. Goodman is a Chicago criminal defense attorney and co-owner of the for-profit arm of the Chicago Reader. This article was first published in the ScheerPost. Published in this substack by permission of the author.>

Opinion columnists are familiar with the traditional role of the fact checker. Prior to publication, an editor checks accuracy of quotes and the sources for factual assertions. Erroneous or unsupported assertions are removed or revised.

But times have changed. Today, an entire fact-checker industry has emerged to check your opinions, making sure you have not strayed beyond acceptable limits for public discourse. These professional fact-checkers are often brought in after publication of a controversial article, opinion piece or podcast to quell a controversy. Acting more like business consultants, they help media platforms large and small stay on the right side of government officials and corporate sponsors.

COVID-19 has been a boon to the fact-checking industry. Big outfits like Politifact and Factcheck.org have special divisions just to police COVID “misinformation.” Like the Ministry of Truth imagined by George Orwell in his epic novel, “1984,” these outfits will tell you what you can and can’t say about the lockdowns, masks, and the mRNA vaccines manufactured by Pfizer and Moderna.

I got a window into the world of professional fact checkers last November after I published an op-ed for the Chicago Reader called, “Vaxxing our Kids, Why I’m not rushing to get my six-year-old the COVID-19 vaccine.” In it, I considered the arguments for and against the official policy to vaccinate every child. And I apparently crossed a line by including opinions held by a significant number of prominent scientists and physicians who believe healthy children don’t need the vaccine because their risk of severe COVID is minuscule, the vaccine may do more damage than good to children, and it does little to stop the spread of COVID.


About michael burgwin

A child of the peace and antiWar movements, a Truther with self-diagnosed Opposition Defiance Disorder, formerly politically liberal tho now politically marooned, and Post-Doomer, on any issue, I trend to the conspiracy side, sort through the absurd, fantastical and insane, until I find firm ground usually located just the other side of the censorship firewall of propaganda and orthodoxy, dogma, and other either / or thinking.
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