Propaganda Pandemic: The Craziest COVID Claims Of The Year

No matter how many Americans die, corporate media is desperate to shore up support at home and attempt to discredit foreign countries for handling the pandemic properly. Behind The Headlines’ Dan Cohen reviews the most absurd COVID propaganda of the year.

Propaganda Pandemic: The Craziest COVID Claims Of The Year

Twenty-twenty has been the year of the pandemic, not just the COVID-19 virus, but a pandemic of propaganda. Remember when U.S. media was sneering at China while it scrambled to contain the virus and declaring it as proof of the superiority of liberal democracy. The Atlantic declared that so-called democracies are better at fighting outbreaks.

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A “Slap in the Face:” Anger at Pelosi, Democrats Over Paltry $600 Stimulus Check

Lawmakers finally agreed to a new coronavirus stimulus package yesterday and like the CARES Act, it appears to include huge new tax breaks for corporations and the very wealthy.

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Lawmakers in Washington agreed to a new $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package yesterday. The bill, like the previous CARES Act, appears to include huge new tax breaks for corporations and the very wealthy. However, of most note to average Americans is the means-tested check of up to $600 plus $600 per child that Republicans and Democrats

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With Rent Freezes About to Expire, Mnuchin Lobbies for More Wall Street Bailouts

As millions of Americans stand on the brink of economic annihilation, the money keeps flowing to Wall Street thanks to carefully contrived mechanisms to maintain a dying financial system afloat.

Mnuchin Wall Street Bail Out

Many prophetic scenes depicted in a series of Mayan codices written in the early days of the Spanish colony, and translated and compiled in El Libro de los Libros del Chilam Balam, describe a world foreign to its original authors. But, one which was barreling down on them and their civilization even as the Mayan high priests recorded their visions

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IMF Seizes on Pandemic to Pave Way for Privatization in 81 Countries

76 of the 91 loans the IMF has negotiated since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic come attached with demands for deep cuts to public services and policies that benefit corporations over people.

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The enormous economic dislocation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic offers a unique opportunity to fundamentally alter the structure of society, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) if using the crisis to implement near-permanent austerity measures across the world. 76 of the 91 loans it has negotiated with 81 nations since the beginning of

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World Bank: Up to 150 Million More People Will Live in Extreme Poverty by 2021

The convergence of the coronavirus, combined with global conflict and climate change has put the goal of ending global poverty by 2030 virtually out of sight.

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A new report from the World Bank estimates that the number of people living in extreme poverty around the world will increase by between 88 and 150 million by 2021, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. This represents an increase in the number, calculated as those living on less than $1.90 per day, for the first time in 20 years, according to

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Facebook Live Rant by Trump Coronavirus PR Guru Deepens Fears of Election Violence

Recently-appointed HHS spokesperson, Michael Caputo, went on a wild rant over social media to plant a number of bizarre ideas in Americans’ minds as the partisan Coronavirus messaging wars intensify.

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Broadcasting over Facebook Live this past Sunday, public relations specialist and Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Public Affairs, Michael Caputo, painted a dramatic picture of threats and coercion by federal officials, left-wing "hit squads" who are "being trained all over the country" to prevent another Trump presidency and

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