Journalism always tackles difficult social questions. We rely on them for information on important issues. In recent years mainstream media journalists have developed a novel way of resolving them. It's brilliant. Where, once, they would have thoroughly investigated the issue, and talked to all sides of the argument. But now they adopt quite a different approach.
Why do people support Norwich City Football Club? (Why do people refuse to get vaccinated?)
(Note. If a journalist bothered to ask me, I would say that I was born in Norwich, I lived there for the first 18 years of my life. So they may lose every week in the Premier League, sometimes quite agonisingly. But it's the place of my birth; and I followed their progress in the FA Cup in 1958 when, as a 3rd tier club they reached the semi-final.)
But in today's journalism, no journalist would bother to ask me. It might go something like this!
"So why do people support NCFC? To find out we have invited a Chelsea supporter to tell us."
"Well, that is very interesting. But we wanted to investigate further. What will this Manchester United supporter tell us?
Well, it seems fairly clear then - the team is just not very good, and the supporters are stupid. But let's ask this Liverpool supporter if he agrees with this.
So for most modern journalists, working for the mainstream media, their investigation has made it quite clear that NCFC supporters have no good reason to support the club. This is what most football supporters believe. NCFC fans are not very bright, rather stupid, in fact. There is no good or logical reasons for people to support NCFC, especially when there are so many more fashionable teams to support, teams that win every week (and get very angry when they don't).
So what is the journalistic conclusion. NCFC fans, being as daft as they are, probably don't even get themselves vaccinated either. It is just plain stupidity on their part.
And just to prove the point, without leaving any doubt, lets talk to this Arsenal supporter
Tomorrow, in this same programme, we will be asking the same question of Tottenham and Aston Villa fans.
And we will ask a very large group of conventional doctors and academics, all of whom support and profit from vaccines, why so many people wish to remain vaccine free, especially when we all know how safe and effective these new vaccines are, and how important it is for us all to get vaccinated.
And if we have time, we will also be asking why so many people use homeopathy for their medical treatment, when we all know that there is no scientific evidence to support it. So we will ask another large group of conventional medical doctors, and as many professors from universities with medical faculties paid for by the pharmaceutical industry, to tell us why this is the case.