MP: MSM failed to challenge establishment
Chris Green in blast at "compliant" journalists
MAINSTREAM media coverage of the Covid-19 crisis and their towing of the Government line has come in for stinging criticism from Conservative MP Chris Green.
Speaking to alternative journalists’ group Holding The Line, Mr Green says: “The media has chosen to be compliant. They ignored life and death questions like, ‘why are we ignoring cancer and other diseases for Covid’? When we think of a media challenging the establishment, they have failed.”
During the wide-ranging interview, he also raises concerns about restrictions on free speech that could be brought in via the proposed Online Safety Bill.
The Bolton West and Atherton MP also discusses the social and economic costs of lockdowns and why he resigned as a Parliamentary Private Secretary in October 2020 because of the coronavirus restrictions, which he believes caused more harm than good.
Fear-based policies around Covid-19, Mr Green claims, resulted in people being too frightened to visit their doctors and hospitals for serious conditions including heart disease and cancer. He says that in the Bolton borough alone there were 20,000 fewer referrals from doctors to hospitals over the period of just a few months.
He also discusses vaccine mandates for health staff and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid’s U-turn on those mandates for NHS staff.
Watch Mr Green’s full interview with HTL spokesperson Roger Guttridge here