July 17th, 2020
The media is incentivized to exaggerate things to build a narrative.
The coverage of coronavirus reminds me of 9/11 when many people were driven by fear to fight terrorism and invade the Middle East.
It seems that the media benefits if COVID gets worse. They're incentivized to create fear.
What if COVID wasn't actually as bad as it seems? Would the media follow that lede? Of course not.