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Alright, you asked for it so I'm gonna show you how this article from this so-called "professional" journalist is RIFE with opinion, bias, and conjecture.



First here is the article you referenced in it's entirety:

 

 

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Biden details sweeping effort to vaccinate 100m Americans in 100 days

President-elect calls for huge expansion of federal aid as administration faces array of obstacles to historic project

 

Joe Biden's begging bowl demeans the world's most powerful post | Joe Biden  | The Guardian

 

 

President-elect Joe Biden has called for a vast expansion of federal aid in order to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office, an ambitious target set as a new and more transmissible strain of Covid-19 is expected to sweep the country.

Seeking to mount the most complex and logistically challenging vaccination campaign in US history, Biden’s administration will have to confront vaccine hesitancy, a burned out healthcare workforce, a lack of clear information on vaccine distribution and demand that far outstrips supply.

 

“Get more people vaccinated for free,” said Biden, listing his goals, in remarks from Wilmington, Delaware. “Create more places for them to get vaccinated. Mobilize more medical teams to get shots in people’s arms. Increase supply and get it out the door as soon as possible.

“This will be one of the most challenging operational efforts ever undertaken by our country – but you have my word, we will manage the hell out of this operation.”

Donald Trump will leave Biden with a complex, multi-layered crisis caused by the coronavirus and worsened by the current administration. In nearly every instance, the Trump administration sought to leave Covid-19 response to states, distancing itself from fights for protective gear, supplies, tests and now confusion over vaccine supplies.

 

Biden called the effort so far a “dismal failure”.

 

Achieving his goal to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days would double the pace set by the Trump administration, which pledged to get 20 million vaccinated by the end of 2020. So far, only 12 million have received shots.

Even as vaccines are rolled out, many more Americans are expected to succumb to Covid-19, in part because a more transmissible variant called B117 is expected to overtake dominant strains in the US in roughly eight weeks, further straining health resources.

“Things will get worse before they get better,” said Biden, adding: “The policy changes we’re making will take time to show up in the Covid statistics.”

It often takes weeks for infected individuals to be diagnosed, hospitalized or die.

Biden’s incoming chief of staff, Ron Klain, has said he expects Covid to have claimed 500,000 American lives by the end of February, because “we haven’t fully funded the Covid response”. Already, the virus has killed more than 390,000 Americans and left 25.7 million unemployed as the economy backslides amid rising cases.

 

Biden laid out a more ambitious, and expensive, plan to take control of the coronavirus than any undertaken by the Trump administration. One analyst at the left-leaning Center for American Progress called it “a sharp departure from the Trump administration’s fend-for-yourself approach”.

 

Biden pledged to set up 100 federally funded vaccination sites at places like school gymnasiums and sports stadiums; to “staff up” the centers with “thousands” of workers; and establish community vaccination centers in hard-to-reach and hard-hit places.

“We commit to making sure communities of color, rural neighborhoods, and those living with disabilities and seniors are not left behind in our vaccination plans,” said Biden. He also called the disproportionate impacts of Covid-19 on minorities and marginalized Americans “unacceptable, unconscionable”.

Under the Biden plan, pharmacies would also be “activated” to distribute vaccines through appointments. That prompted CVS, one of the largest chains in the country, to say it was ready to distribute 1m shots a day through 10,000 locations. Biden also said states would have more transparent tools to plan for the number of doses to be delivered.

Biden’s administration also needs to approve new vaccines to solve supply shortages, and improve supply chains for the personal protective equipment health workers need to safely do their jobs. Gloves, for example, have been in short supply for months.

To solve these shortages Biden pledged to use the Defense Production Act, which allows the government to direct private suppliers to produce goods, in order to make protection gear, vaccines and vaccination supplies.

Another major challenge of the vaccination effort has been convincing Americans to get injections, as Trump has sown misinformation and confusion throughout the pandemic. Biden said his administration would undertake “a massive public education campaign” and increase transparency to help Americans understand the vaccine.

Importantly, Biden also called on Americans to “mask up” for 100 days, an effort he said could save 50,000 lives if Americans universally committed to wear face coverings. In spite of the new B117 variant, scientists believe human behavior remains the most powerful tool to bend the curve of new infections.

“Our administration will lead with science and scientists,” said Biden.

Biden’s speech came one day after he announced a $1.9tn rescue package for the American economy, which included funding for his vaccine efforts, as the economy deteriorates amid widespread Covid-19 transmission. In December, an additional 787,000 workers applied for unemployment assistance.

Biden’s speech came the same day that the world marked the deaths of 2 million people from the coronavirus one year into the crisis, and as an uneven recovery saw wealthy nations begin to vaccinate their populations, while developing nations could only wait.

 

 


Let's start with the title of the article itself:
 

Biden details sweeping effort to vaccinate 100m Americans in 100 days


Why is she describing it as "sweeping"?
Just report the FACTS; that Biden is launching an 100 day effort.

But she feels the need to call it SWEEPING as if it's the one of the biggest movements in the history or humanity....lol

 

 

 


President-elect calls for huge expansion of federal aid as administration faces array of obstacles to historic project

 

Huge expansion?
It's just an expansion....let US decide how huge it is.

And that word "obstacle" is questionable too because the reporter is trying to imply that things were INTENTIONALLY put in Biden's way for malicious reasons.
More implied bias.

Now maybe this is true, but that's not part of the story.

 

 

 

 

President-elect Joe Biden has called for a vast expansion of federal aid in order to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days in office, an ambitious target set as a new and more transmissible strain of Covid-19 is expected to sweep the country.


Ambitious target??
The man is president, it's his job to try to help the citizens of the nation.  
What's "ambitious" about it?

 

 


 

 

 

 

Seeking to mount the most complex and logistically challenging vaccination campaign in US history, Biden’s administration will have to confront vaccine hesitancy, a burned out healthcare workforce, a lack of clear information on vaccine distribution and demand that far outstrips supply.
 

A "burned out" healthcare workforce.
Seriously?


What does she mean BURNED OUT?
Does the healthcare work force no longer exist?
Hell, if something is BURNED OUT then that means it's destroyed and can no longer be used.
If a light bulb is "burned out" you ain't using that anymore....it's destroyed.
 

 

burned out light bulb – Greater Milwaukee Synod ELCA

 

 

 

 

 

So Troy....is it a FACT that the health-care workforce in the nation is "burned out"?


Stay tuned for a further analysis of this socalled "objective" article by a professional journalist.............

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Donald Trump will leave Biden with a complex, multi-layered crisis caused by the coronavirus and worsened by the current administration. In nearly every instance, the Trump administration sought to leave Covid-19 response to states, distancing itself from fights for protective gear, supplies, tests and now confusion over vaccine supplies.


Complex crisis?
This may be true....but it's still opinion as to how "complex" this situation is.
It MAY NOT be very complex to those who originated it and know a simple cure for it
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And to say it was WORSENED by the current Administration is a little questionable because it STARTED under the current Admin.  
We don't know how bad or good it will be UNTIL there's a new regime to compare the handling of the crisis to. 

Too presumptive man.







Biden called the effort so far a “dismal failure”.
 

Who cares what Biden called it?
Why is this even in the article?


More unnecessary commentary and exerpts that don't really help us determine the FACTS.




 

Even as vaccines are rolled out, many more Americans are expected to succumb to Covid-19, in part because a more transmissible variant called B117 is expected to overtake dominant strains in the US in roughly eight weeks, further straining health resources.

 

This may or may not be true but it's not the job or the journalist to predict the future.  She doesn't know WHAT the hell will happen in 8 weeks.  People can only predict what will happen but it's not her job to do that OR report it...just give the public the FACTS.


 



Biden laid out a more ambitious, and expensive, plan to take control of the coronavirus than any undertaken by the Trump administration. One analyst at the left-leaning Center for American Progress called it “a sharp departure from the Trump administration’s fend-for-yourself approach

 

Come on bro....CLEAR bias against Trump's Administration.

It may be true...but it's OPINION and not necessarily fact and it implies that Biden cares while Trump didn't.
Again, this may be true but it's clearly biased and opinionated.
 

And why is she giving us information from what she even admits to being a "left-leaning" institution?


 



Another major challenge of the vaccination effort has been convincing Americans to get injections, as Trump has sown misinformation and confusion throughout the pandemic. Biden said his administration would undertake “a massive public education campaign” and increase transparency to help Americans understand the vaccine.
 

More non-objective opinion and bias against Trump.
Again, it doesn't matter if it's true or not....that's not my point...because Trump HAS sown misinformation and confusion.

But doesn't statements like this kinda make his point that much of the media is "against" him?


 


Biden’s speech came the same day that the world marked the deaths of 2 million people from the coronavirus one year into the crisis, and as an uneven recovery saw wealthy nations begin to vaccinate their populations, while developing nations could only wait.
 

Not sure what the purpose was for putting this info out.


This article was clearly rife with opinion and biases.

I'd say 2/3 information (not sure how much of it are facts) and 1/3 opinion and bias.

Infact, a TRUE professional who was focused on simply giving the public the FACTS could have given all of the necessary information in with about half or even a third of the wording she used....without all of the bias, opinions, and fluff.

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4 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

This may be true

 

So why is this a problem.

 

4 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

Biden called the effort so far a “dismal failure”.

 

Because that is what Biden said.

 

4 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

Even as vaccines are rolled out, many more Americans are expected to succumb to Covid-19

 

It is not a prediction it is a statement of fact.  Some predict that we will see half a million American deaths by the end of February!

 

4 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

Biden laid out a more ambitious, and expensive, plan to take control of the coronavirus than any undertaken by the Trump administration.

 

This too is a statement of fact. If it make Trump look bad there is a reason for it... because Trump's reaction to the virus was horrible.

 

4 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

Another major challenge of the vaccination effort has been convincing Americans to get injections, as Trump has sown misinformation and confusion throughout the pandemic.

 

Another Statement of fact. Are you saying Trump did not disseminate misinformation?

 

I expected nothing less from you @Pioneer1 I doubt a professional journalist could convince you otherwise. 

 

You win I give up.

 

 

 

 

 

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Troy

 

 

So why is this a problem.

 

For one thing, I said it MAY be true....but the author of the article didn't provide PROOF that it was.  She just put it out there to imply that obstacles and roadblocks were INTENTIONALLY set up just to screw Biden up.

 

 

 

 


It is not a prediction it is a statement of fact.  Some predict that we will see half a million American deaths by the end of February!

 

 

She also put out the prediction: 
"in part because a more transmissible variant called B117 is expected to overtake dominant strains in the US in roughly eight weeks"

 

 

This may or may not come to pass, but it's still speculation.
The job of a journalist is to present us with FACTS...not speculation and Dooms Day scenarios.

 

 

 

 

 

Another Statement of fact. Are you saying Trump did not disseminate misinformation?

 

I said he infact has.
But that's not the point of the article...or atleast it shouldn't be if it's supposed to be fair and objective.

 

Accusing Trump of disseminating misinformation is true, but it's still an attack against him which nullifies your position as unbaised.

 

 

 

 

 


And again, do you believe the health-care force in the United States is "burned out"???

When you drive by hospitals lately do you see all the lights out and smoking rising from the remains of the buildings?

What does she mean the health care force is "burned out"?

 

 

You seriously call that objective journalism?

You need to sit down and have a talk with your girl Jessie....lol

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3 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

She just put it out there to imply that obstacles and roadblocks were INTENTIONALLY set up just to screw Biden up.

 

Is that what she wrote or is that your interpretation?

 

3 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

This may or may not come to pass, but it's still speculation.
The job of a journalist is to present us with FACTS

 

The you are confusing the reporting of what scientists believe is likely with what will actually happen? The reporting of the scientific community will to help us understand and prepare for what is happening.  If we did nothing there would be many more deaths.  Without this reporting how would we know how dangerous the situation we are is?

 

The estimates originally reported at the start of the pandemic sounded unbelievable. Today the most conservative estimates have been blown out of the water.  Why did so many people die?  Because they called the reporting biased and fake. If it sad because our administration could have saved many lives if they did not sepnd so much time discrediting journalist they way you are now.

 

So are you saying that journalists should ignore the scientists and just count the dead?  Really?

 

4 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

Accusing Trump of disseminating misinformation is true, but it's still an attack against him which nullifies your position as unbaised.

 

Again reporting important facts like a lying president is important -- INCREDIBLY SO!

 

You can construe this as an attack if you like.  Do you think journalists should just ignore Trumps lying the way Twitter and never point it out.  Is that what you call unbiased?

 

4 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

You need to sit down and have a talk with your girl Jessie....lol

 

Who is Jessie?

 

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Troy

 

 

Is that what she wrote or is that your interpretation?

 

She wrote "obstacle".

 

If I started a thread on this site telling the members:

"I tried to post some important information on this site Troy put OBSTACLES up..so there was a delay".

 

Lol, without openly saying it...what would that imply about YOU and your intentions?

 

 

 

 

 

The you are confusing the reporting of what scientists believe is likely with what will actually happen? 

 

Absolutely not.
I understand it's a prediction.
My point is it has no business in the article because it's not a fact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The reporting of the scientific community will to help us understand and prepare for what is happening.  If we did nothing there would be many more deaths.  Without this reporting how would we know how dangerous the situation we are is?

The estimates originally reported at the start of the pandemic sounded unbelievable. Today the most conservative estimates have been blown out of the water.  Why did so many people die?  Because they called the reporting biased and fake. If it sad because our administration could have saved many lives if they did not sepnd so much time discrediting journalist they way you are now.


I understand all of this, however the public (most of the public atleast) already knows how dangerous this virus is.  The article should be focused on the facts about Biden's plan of action...not used as a scare tactic.

 

 

 

 

 


You can construe this as an attack if you like.  Do you think journalists should just ignore Trumps lying the way Twitter and never point it out.  Is that what you call unbiased?

 

You raise an interesting point that I've thought about all through out Trump's presidency.  
If a person is SO bad and lies SO much that the ONLY thing you can report about them is negative....is it still fair?

 

I've come to the conclusion that at that point, if a man is in office and is so incompetent and wicked that you can say very little good about him and almost EVERYTHING you report on him is negative and you're being honest and truthful and fair in that reporting....he's just that bad...then he has NO BUSINESS IN OFFICE.

At that point....the journalists are doing their job so now the government has to do IT'S job and remove that man.
But the government didn't do it's job and remove him.

 

I will say this......
Perhaps all the negative things the media is saying about Trump is fair because it's the truth; however at some point the press must focus on the IMPOTENCE and CORRUPTION of the government/system that allows such a main to remain in office.


Do you understand what I'm saying Troy?


In other words if Trump is so terrible that the ONLY thing you can truly say about him is negative...and yet he's not being removed....then your reporting must also include an investigation of the system that supports him.

 

 

 

 

 

Who is Jessie?

 

Jessica Glenza
 

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6 hours ago, Pioneer1 said:

Do you understand what I'm saying Troy?

 

No. Articles have limited scope.  If you want all that, read the books when they are written. 

 

Maybe this will help you see my point.  Twitter published everything thing Trump wrote unfiltered.  It did not matter that it was untrue, inflammatory, or dangerous.  Sure, Trump may have posts some true posts, but the ones full of lies are the ones that really matter.

 

How much energy should writers dedicate to reporting on the true post versus the false ones?  Should they report on them equality as you say?

 

If you have congestive heart disease and a pair of strong legs where do you want your doctor to spend their time, on your legs or heart?

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Troy

 

 

 

How much energy should writers dedicate to reporting on the true post versus the false ones?

 

 

No energy should be dedicated to pushing falsehood.
Make sure the information is true before reporting it.

 

 


Should they report on them equality as you say?

 

I never said that.
I said that journalists should ONLY report facts (positive or negative) and only the facts...not opinions.


But that's the biggest problem with those whom you are calling "professional journalists".  They are presenting SOME facts, but those facts are wrapped up in a lot of assumption and opinions as well as a lot of unnecessary information that dilutes the actual subject and MISinforms the reader.

Perhaps INDEPENDENT journalists are a little better but once they join these publications their job is to report in a way that their employers demand and pay them to...or lose their jobs.

 

As far as Trump and Twitter.....
They removed some of his posts from time to time before they banned him.  But in my opinion they shouldn't have removed ANY of his posts unless he was calling for violence or releasing personal information on people that they didn't approve of him doing.

It doesn't matter whether or not he was posting lies or misinformation....you shouldn't be getting your news from Trump anyway.
 

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