(RoyalPatriot.com )- ITV, a mainstream British television broadcasting network, was recetntly issued a warning by the country’s top broadcast regulator Ofcom for falsely pushing claism that 90% of COVID patients admitted to hospital were unvaccinated.
The blatantly untrue claim was made by Dr. Hilary Jones, who was a guest on Lorraine Kelly’s show “Lorraine” in December.
Dr. Jones, a television personality and medical doctor, claimed:
“Those people who haven’t been vaccinated, we’d really love you to think again and be vaccinated because 90% of people in hospital are unvaccinated right now with COVID.”
The claim is so patently false that Dr. Jones obviously didn’t source it, but it was immediately reinforced by host Loraine Kelly, who said that it’s a figure the country really needs to “concentrate on.”
She then repeated the inaccurate claim for effect.
Some 4,000 complaints were submitted by viewers to Ofcom, and it forced the regulator to publish a statement confirming that the TV show “incorrectly reference the proportion of unvaccinated COVID-19 patients in hospital.”
Ofcom said that ITV and medical experts on their network have been told to take “greater care” when presenting facts and figures relating to public health matters. A formal investigation, however, will not be launched by the regulator because its board believes that the error was not sufficient to “materially mislead viewers on this main point of discussion.”
So while the error was admitted by Ofcom, and ITV also issued a clarification a couple of days later, no real change will be made and the network is effectively free to make the false claims all over again knowing that a formal investigation is unlikely to occur.
The willingness of the West’s mainstream media to lie about this pandemic should be concerning to everybody.