The exploitation of COVID-19 has served as a monstrous launchpad for the burgeoning effects of YELLOW JOURNALISM, allowing the world’s profit-driven news media to go ballistic by gravitating toward any content the industry might be able to inflate around the killer disease.
Not since the four  international pandemics preceding COVID-19, which includes the 2009 H1N1 Virus [SWINE FLU], the 1968 H3N2 Virus [HONG KONG FLU], the 1957-1958 H2N2 Virus [ASIAN FLU], and the 1918 H1N1 Virus [SPANISH FLU] has the news media been so over the top with its news reporting motivations, essentially unfettered by lucrative revenue streams and advancements in technology.
Any rational human being might ask themselves — who and what are behind any perceived accuracy of the coronavirus numbers. Can the world’s citizenry trust the news media and its COVID-19 math? But more importantly, is the world’s news media capable of policing itself by not allowing itself to become a COVID-19 profiteer using the instrument of yellow journalism. I’m willing to bet if profit was no longer a reward pending any news coverage of COVID-19, then the world might realize a news media with an entirely different mindset. Particularly in how it goes about covering the pandemic, COVID-19. A robust news monitoring and censuring venture, one that’s aggressive [akin to the unorthodox ATSATN idea], would aid in keeping the global news media in check.
Just to reemphasize, that a highly talented executive team behind “All things STUPID about the news” [ATSATN] could bring into the public sphere a news monitoring and censuring venture like never imagined before. Touted as unorthodox, ATSATN is a highly disruptive, public news monitoring and censuring idea.