Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Swine Floosy

Since we published the post Death Mostly Ignored, about 90 days have passed.

That article linked to sources which pointed out that about 30,000 children starve to death each day.

So about 2,700,000 children have starved to death since that article was posted.

The floosy MSM press has not mentioned that, or how many people die each year from medical treatment, have they?

The swine flu that has killed over a hundred, but less than two hundred during that time, is what they call breaking news.

Their arithmetic is 200 > 2,700,000, but at least Willie Geist showed they were doing the same exact thing in 1976.

If the MSM is your eye on the world, how well can you see?

Do you believe them when they tell you how popular you are in the world because of all "the good torture" does?

UPDATE: For annual effects of flu, including swine flu, the CDC has figures and pie charts.


  1. It is comparing apples and oranges. You cannot spread starvation from one person to another, food shortages is what spreads that.

    It is sad, and I do agree that the Swine flu has been blown completely out of proportion by the main stream media, and I have read plenty of bloggers who have swallowed it, hook, line and sinker. Greated, if this were to reach pandemic proportions, we may have some problems, but 1 in 66 people die from this, yes that is a lot of people, but how many people from all age groups die of your average everyday flu virus yearly? I haven't really been able to find any data on that, but I would be inclined to believe it to be much higher.

    It is something we do need to pay attention to, but it isn't a new thing... This happened with West Nile, the bird Flu, and with countless other viruses and diseases, and it will happen again. People shouldn't freak out, they just need to be informed.

  2. IamDankJemo,

    Yes, comparing starvation to swine flu in most cases is going to be absent a valid nexus.

    But I was merely listing two things the MSM (mainstream media) could choose to cover. One kills more per day than the other kills each year.

    You know by the post which one they choose to cover.

    It is not a case of choosing one over the other, it is a matter of giving the bigger story coverage too.

  3. IamDankJemo,

    Oops, I forgot to mention the other issue mentioned in the post ...

    The deaths each year attributable to "iatrogenic causes" (doctors burying their mistakes) is about 450,000 in the US alone.

    Flu deaths in the whole world are about 35,000 a year.