(PatriotWise.com)- Last week, the American corporate news media blasted out a story about 270 medical doctors who signed an open letter to Spotify branding Joe Rogan a “menace to public health” and demanding his podcast be shut down for pushing “anti-vax misinformation.” Problem is, the “270 medical doctors” claim was “misinformation.”
Yes, there are 270 signatories on the open letter, but only 87 of them are practicing medical doctors.
One of the doctors is a Western New York-based veterinarian. Another is a dentist from New Jersey. The signatories also include social workers, lab supervisors, teachers, engineers, Ph.D. candidates, and psychologists.
What’s more, some of those signing on to this letter are fellow podcasters.
Bridget Scallen, who holds a master’s in science, is the editor of the podcast “Unbiased Science.” One of the contributors of that podcast, April English, who holds a master’s in public health, also signed this letter purportedly from 270 “medical doctors.”
An electrical design engineer who works for the GPS company Garmin also signed the letter.
The majority of those who signed either hold a Ph.D. or are Ph.D. candidates. There are also nurses, medical students, and physicians’ assistants.
In short, not a whole lot of them are actually practicing medical doctors.
But a letter signed only by 87 medical doctors wouldn’t sound as impressive. Any moderately sized city in America probably has more than 87 medical doctors.
So to beef it up, they stretched the definition of “medical doctor” to include anybody who’s ever taken a science class in college.
Ironic isn’t it?
A ridiculous letter decrying so-called misinformation used misinformation to get its point across. And they probably don’t see a problem with that.
What prompted this disinformation campaign was the viral interview Rogan did with Dr. Robert Malone in which Malone said society was suffering from a “mass formation psychosis” over the COVID vaccines.
The 270 Karens masquerading as “medical professionals” told Spotify that it had a responsibility to “mitigate the spread of misinformation” and complained that Spotify does not currently have a “misinformation policy.”