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How responsible is the media for inciting panic during the coronavirus?

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- It's a question we keep hearing time and time again: How responsible is 'the media' for inciting panic? Here's what I'll say. There are certainly outlets that I would not get my news from. There are outlets that sometimes have a spin.


  1. Greatly. Media is fear mongering... as usual.


  2. The media is big on inciting panic. They have been caught in so many lies. Just look at David Muir! Big liar BIG!

  3. Byron Funkhouser3/20/20, 8:20 AM

    ^^Horseshit. I know that you're not counting all of the lies that Fox "News" tells.

    Nobody tells more lies than Donald Trump & his storm troopers.

    1. You’re a retard. Got it? A retard. Now shut up, like a retard should.

  4. Found the first lie, stopped reading.

    The local TV stations, the paper, so many journalists in Kansas City and the country are full of people just like you.

    Awe that's so sweet... But actualy most of do not have careers in an industry owned by billionaires in which you simply can't get hired if you don't produce journalism that supports the owner's pro-establishment narrative.

  5. If you spread this virus people will burn your fucking house down.

  6. Fearmongering?

    Hey Tony, look in the mirror!

    1. ^^^ Yet you keep coming back day after day. If you were really scared you might stay away.


      I read this blog way more than channel 5, it just has more information. Sorry if your uterus hurts because Tony dissed you husband or whatever. But you've been leaving that BULLSHIT for weeks ever day and keep coming back. You're addicted bitch, so love it or leave it.

    2. ^^^ Thuggish comment. Shame on you!

      Kinda funny. But shame!

    3. Well you must not come here very often because this shithole is the worst fearmongering source around. The little lego guy on EVERY PICTURE? You can't even spot a silly post like this as fearmongering since everybody but you knows the economy will eventually recover?

      All Tony has is bad information, unfounded rumors, trolls, racism, hate and idiots. And you're one of the biggest if you treat this shithole as a legitimate source of information.

      Catch it and die. That's my advice. Do the world a favor.

  7. Who is this guy? Never heard of him because don't watch local newscast.

  8. Letting chuck on here to spout his nonsense about Coronavirus - first it's a Democratic hoax, next it was being released on purpose from a lab - is pretty much the height of irresponsibility.

    Thank God he's (apparently) gone.

  9. 10:10 Look here young lady, just because your scared doesn’t mean you have to attack people, it’ll be ok ma’m, you lived through H1N1 didn’t you? And that took the bama obiden duo a whole year to get under control with only 61 million sick and 12469 deaths, I’m pretty sure the citizens president won’t let that happen during his tenure, but if it does I’m betting you can blame the dimwits for mucking things up because they have to make millions off of their insider trading stocks so....

  10. Awww bLIEron, you don’t watch Fox News, you only watch the communist news network (cnn) and msdnc, they’re giving you false information and as usual you eat it up like it’s the gospel. Fox News is number one and has been for years, those other so called news stations are akin to the national enquirer!

    But don’t worry bLIEron, when you come down with the Kung fu flu the taxpayers and the us government will save your sorry ass.... again.

  11. 10:39 - quit with the Fox News bullshit lie. No matter how many times you post that trope, it's fucking bullshit. America carried on and continued to grow all while H1N1 was doing it's thing. Not so much now huh? If I'm wrong and we were all required to work from home, practice social distancing, shut down restaurants, cancel the NCAA tournament, the NBA, etc. etc. post the proof numbnuts. Until then, shut the fuck up and find a Trumptard forum to go stroke out on.

    Fact is the vast majority won't die from this virus, some will though and we have to keep those that can die from getting this virus because we spread it. You know, like your parents, your grandparents or your elderly aunt or uncle. The fear, for the vast majority, is economic.

    To Trumptards, quit being bitches because the media asks our idiot in chief tough questions that hurt his fucking feelings. You fucking losers.


    A Good Question about our community:

    Why would I listen or take advice from hair/makeup broadcast journalism majors whose finest qualifications are 1) ability to read a teleprompter, and 2) must not be ugly.

    Most of them live in Kansas, while claiming to care about KCMO.

    Their daily talking point scripts are delivered from the national corporate office, blended with local weather/traffic, and the occasional KC homicide soundbite, then regurgitated by Ken/Barbie speaking in a loud staccato on-air performance.

    And, ALWAYS multiple references to anonymous EXPERTS and RESEARCHERS! Of course, this is a not so clever trick to indoctrinate the viewers into a state of passivity. Everything I'm telling you must be true, because who dares question EXPERTS and RESEARCHERS? OBEY ME SLAVE!

  13. 11:52 I like the cut of your jib

    12:01 Spot on

  14. Is Choido the girl or boy on the Channel 5 morning news? They both look asexually alike.

  15. 11:52 did you get your whittle feelings hurt with the truth? Facts are a bitch for you dimwits

  16. Nothing to add...comments sum up the lying media narrative of keeping ppl scared, orange man bad, white man know the rest.

  17. Enough of this effin' hysteria. This is absolute insanity destroying the largest economy the world has ever seen for a disease with a high mortality rate in the very elderly or compromised immune systems down to NIL in healthy below 30. Freaking China is back to work and their med system is not as advanced as ours. These idiots on the radio saying medical services are overloaded, no they are not. There has been one death of an old person with compromised immune system in MO and for that they've shut the freakin' State down? Practice health and safety the same way you do for the flu every effin' season. The flu kills parents, grandparents, and a HIGHER RATE of babies than covid does. YES ITS TRAGIC, millie fvck you to wish it on my family. Fvking driving kills at a 1-3% rate. Its fvking tragic too. "We" don't lose our collective fvking minds for flu and driving. Hells bells, right here in KCMO we don't lose our minds about 149 MORE murders than covid deaths. Geezus its truly the manifestation Kornbluth's prediction in 1951.

  18. Swine flu was basically the flu. Just a new strand....with a fatality rate of %0.0002. So.....basically....the seasonal flu. Any comparison to COVID-19 is off base. It still doesn't excuse the Trump administration of dropping the ball and downplaying the risk here (which is all on tape). While he was spinning his wheels downplaying this thing in an effort to keep the economy humming, it was spreading. Just putting in a travel ban doesn't help, you'd have to travel ban the whole world including any citizens currently abroad. That ain't a solution. The administrations handling of all this is really straight up incompetence that any 'normal' US citizen hoped we wouldn't be faced with. Our country seemed to dodge bullets the last 3 years with this administration and now we've taken one right to the upper torso. And it doesn't help when Trump comes out an lies or misleads every other day. Shit, did you watch his presser today? He was contradicted live and in real time by Fauci. And then he freaked out when Peter Alexander threw a softball "what would you tell people who are scared" question. More like a whiffle ball question. Shit, just say what Pence said when he was asked the same question "Don't be afraid, be vigilant".

  19. 1:41 - you're right, MO hasn't had their hospitals overrun, neither has KS. Other places have. That's why these precautions are being put in.

    China put in draconian measures to get COVID-19 under control. And to say their med system is not as advanced as ours is a bit misleading when the majority of the drug making supply chain runs right through their country.

    Here's how this will go, if we get it under control and get people back to their offices, etc. we'll never know if the measures we took were too much or we overreacted. We'll only know if the shit really hits the fan and we end up like Northern Italy all over the US.

  20. Italy screwed the pooch when they put the travel industry first, the travel industry is a very large portion of their economy

  21. Yes, absolutely the media is largely to blame for mass hysteria, I get that the media hates Trump, so what, why create so much panic when you hate someone who is actually doing a pretty good job. That’s no excuse for freaking out hundreds of millions of people for some sort of personal gain and personal feelings, they’re millions of life’s at stake and they’re playing games, that could be considered manslaughter in some circles.

  22. The population of Italians above 55 is 35%. Ours is ~23%. That is why the mortality rate in Italy is higher than anyone else, NOT that the virus is more fatal for Italians. The US rate will never be that of Italy, period. Its mass hysteria caused 100% by progressives. If they don't actually declare martial law next week, you can bet the NWO is watching our reaction to unlawful removal of rights as a practice run within a couple decades. No doubt about it. There is no other logical explanation for hysteria over less deaths than the flu causes every single year.

  23. Trump has the Democrat Hoax fully under control. No more new cases. Everyone can get a test. It’s going down by magic. He knew it was a pandemic before everyone else. All this winning is just too much. Too much.

    Trump stock market rally obliterated. Coronavirus death count rising ever day. Trump Recession turning closer to Depression. MAGA! Thanks, Republicans. You’ve destroyed the country is 3 short years.

  24. The Facts Matter3/20/20, 4:03 PM

    Trump created the panic himself with treasonous inaction and habitual lies. #nero

    Jan. 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China.”

    Feb. 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China. It’s going to be fine.”

    Feb. 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

    Feb. 25: “CDC & my administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

    Feb. 25: “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away. They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”
    “Now they have it, they have studied it, they know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine,” Trump said.

    Feb. 26: “We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

    Feb. 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

    Feb. 28: “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

    March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”

    March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

    March 4: “If we have thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work – some of them go to work, but they get better.”

    March 4: “I never said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

    March 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

    March 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. And the tests are beautiful. They are perfect just like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

    March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it. Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

    March 6: “I don’t need to have the numbers double b/c of 1 ship that wasn’t our fault.”

    March 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on Coronavirus.”

    March 9: “The Fake News media & their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power to inflame the Coronavirus situation.”

    March 10: “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

    1. March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

      Well, see? He was right! Isn't this exciting?

  25. 3:07 and 3:18 - lost causes. Trump will always be the best and do no wrong and anything negative is the media's fault. End.

  26. ^^^^ but yet 55% of Americans approve of President Trumps response..... weird.

  27. Man, the butthurt dimwits refuse to accept that our President is the greatest President of all time!

    Now If we could only say the same thing about our last and current mayor and the city clowncil.....

  28. Hey! I know what will save us!

    Wickham and James!

    With gopher boi bringing up the rear! Hahahahaha!!!!

  29. Maybe Trump can consult Diamond and Silk, or Scott Baio. He doesn't like to listen to Doctors anyway.

  30. I'd be curious how much stock the Trump syndicate unloaded while saying everything was all good before the market crashed? I mean, it appears the rest of the Republican Party was doing it. How's it feel to be buttfucked by your fellow Republicans Trumptards?

    Cue the "Well I would've done it too if I were them" responses in 3,2,1.

  31. Diane Feinstein is a Republican?

  32. ^^^ don’t make comments to stupid people like 4:44, she isn’t smart enough to know who all is involved, she watches cnn and msdnc who’s narrative is one thing only, Trump, it’s a sickness worse than the Kung fu flu. The fake news media has caused those people to lose brain cells, and they barely had any to begin with.

  33. 4:44 by the way dipshit, it’s perfectly legal just so you know, ALL POLITICIANS have the right to insider trading, we don’t, but they do.

    What are you gonna do about? Didn’t think so moron.


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