MI5’s maxim is that society is “four meals away from anarchy”. The security agency believes that Britain could be quickly reduced to large-scale disorder, including looting and rioting in the event of a catastrophe that stops the supply of food.
The BBC are pushing the Coronavirus as just such a catastrophe. Its unmitigated coverage of the virus has cause panic, people around the country are now reporting empty supermarket shelves stripped bare of essentials, and reports of companies profiteering as demand outstrips supply. The Broadcaster even had the audacity to run its own story with the title “Are People Panic Buying?” When the obvious answer is yes, because they’re causing it.
And is it any wonder, when The Broadcaster has basically told viewers to panic with its non-stop doomsday predictions, shock-imagery and sensationalistic journalism. Just as they did over Brexit, and how they continue to do over Climate Change.
The BBC are causing this panic. Their News channel may as well be renamed ‘Coronavirus Live’ and their news website was running 15 separate articles on the Coronavirus story on the home-page alone.
They didn’t go to such lengths with SARS, and they weren’t reporting every sparrow’s cough during the H1N1 outbreak. But a decade on and their integrity, balance and perspective have all been trashed. The panic is their fault, and it will only get worse.
They have form. The BBC's scaremongering during Brexit:
The Prime Minister has urged Brits to avoid stockpiling essentials after images emerged of empty shelves in major food outlets, and has reassured he will "keep the country fed". But this message has been drowned out with hours of hysterical broadcasting and worst-case computer models promoted as fact by the BBC.
The message should be:
Darren Birks for Vision News 2020