The media are not reporting the fact they're fearmongering. They're fomenting and spreading exaggerated rumors of impending doom to raise the specter of fear for the express purpose of manipulating the public. And that by definition is fearmongering.
Saturday morning my wife and I stopped by a friend's deli to pick up an item. My friend had CNN on the television that was typically tuned to a food channel. Predictably, listening to the reporting was like being connected intravenously to depressants. By the time we walked out of the shop, I needed a carafe of Valium with a carafe of Xanax for a chaser. The so-called news was that depressing.
People sit glued to their televisions and radios being subjected to endless regurgitation of projections for infection and death. I believe that network, cable news and talk programs should be prosecuted for fomenting panic and fearmongering with forethought and malicious intent.
CNN has an uninterrupted track record of fallacious reporting. CNN's false reporting from Iraq is second in its unadulterated dishonesty only to President Franklin Roosevelt's coercing American newspapers to falsify the horrors Hitler's Germany was perpetrating upon the Jews.
The complicity between the Roosevelt administration and the American newspapers provided a veil of protection that allowed Hitler to inflict unimagined suffering upon the Jews. (See: CNN: All Lies, All The Time, mychal-massie.com, Sept. 3, 2018.)