CNN cautions against the ‘false-cause’ fallacy in regard to the Covid-19 vaccine while fully engaging in the same fallacy in relation to Covid-19 deaths.
When Covid-skeptics argued that deaths were being falsely attributed to covid-19 CNN argued that even deaths from heart attack, lung disease, cancer, and diabetes were actually covid-19 deaths.
For months covid-skeptics pointed out that most of the elderly who die from Covid-19 were already close to death, and in many cases the Covid-19 diagnoses was made following their death, and clearly didn’t contribute to cause of death at all. Skeptics pointed out that the medical officials, and media, were committing the false-cause fallacy by falsely attributing deaths to covid-19 merely because an alleged covid-19 diagnosis was made around the time of death – even though, in many cases, covid-19 was not the true cause of death.
When Covid-skeptics made this claim CNN, and other left-leaning news media, rejected it out of hand and rather dealing with the arguments they merely referred to skeptics as conspiracy theorists.
Now, CNN is using the same exact argument to prevent criticism due to deaths from the new vaccine. CNN is now claiming that vaccine-skeptics are engaging in a “false-cause” fallacy when they attribute deaths to the vaccine in cases where someone passes away “a short time after they receive a vaccine.”
An advisory published on CNN‘s said the following regarding a statement by Dr. Kelley Moore, associate director of the Immunization Action Coalition.
“When shots begin to go into arms of residents, Moore said Americans need to understand that deaths may occur that won’t necessarily have anything to do with the vaccine,” states the report.“
We would not at all be surprised to see, coincidentally, vaccination happening and then having someone pass away a short time after they receive a vaccine, not because it has anything to do with the vaccination but just because that’s the place where people at the end of their lives reside,” Moore said.CNN: ‘Don’t Be Alarmed’ if People Start Dying After Taking the Vaccine Published, 8 December, 2020
Paul Joseph Watson
For all I know CNN could be correct. After all, it is true that people engage in the “false-cause” fallacy quite often. I find it interesting, however, that while CNN attempts to caution people from assuming a false-cause in relation to the Covid-19 vaccine they readily accept a false-cause argument in relation to Covid-19 deaths. Just another example of logical hypocrisy in the news media.