Monday, July 27, 2009

Mailicious Reporting

As I'm currently experiencing the joys of Swine Flu, I am pleased to see that the Daily Mail has got my back. They're not getting swept away by sensationalist scaremongering:

"Do you ever feel as if The Authorities are doing their damnedest to scare us all to death? First, there's swine flu" writes Lorna Martin in today's Mail.

"When raising the threat alert for swine flu from level four to five in April, Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organisation, declared that 'all of humanity is under threat'..."

"While sadly, at the time of writing, 31 people have died in the UK after contracting the virus, as many as 29 of them had other underlying, life-threatening conditions. That means there have been as few as two deaths solely caused by the swine flu virus. Two! T. W. O. Six thousand people die from normal flu every year in Britain."

Quite so. Those dastardly, irresponsible, scaremongering 'Authorities'.

On a completely separate note, here's a headline from The Daily Mail on May 1:
'How swine flu could be a bigger threat to humanity than nuclear warfare.'

1 comment:

Hips Unhinged Ltd said...

Funnily enough, I was going to write a blog on something very similar a couple of days ago, but never got around to it. And now you've got in first.

Jeremy Clarkson wrote in his Sun column (look, I was bored, okay? And I'd already read the phonebook) about the rain pouring down his window, and how it has been a cold and miserable summer so clearly global warming is a massive lie.

And I'm prepared to bet a substantial amount of my student loan that only a couple of weeks ago, he wrote in the same column how boiling it's been and what a fantastic summer we've finally been given.