Source: Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine

As Thanksgiving creeps closer we are noting a number of stories from the establishment media which highlights a number of issues, all caused by the MSM, with the purpose to use COVID-19 as a cudgel to divide families and friends, while downplaying the real dangers because it doesn’t fit the preferred media narrative.

From downplaying how inflation will affect Americans negatively, to protect the Biden regime’s policy failures, to using COVID to terrorize families into being scared of each other during the holidays, the media has done more harm to America than any pandemic ever could.

Within months the media” gurus” went from denying inflation was a concern, to admitting it to the fact that it has hit America, to claiming it was “easing,”  already, to telling people as Thanksgiving is just days away, to forgo the turkey to save money because…. well yes, inflation is an issue.

Oh, and according to the media geniuses at NBC, if you are not serving the traditional Turkey dinner, “some guests may drop off the list, and that’s a way to cut costs too.”  

NBC News correspondent Vicky Nguyen noted the 6.2 percent rise in prices in October from a year ago – a three-decade high – calling it “real money.”


“Perhaps forgo the turkey,” she said. “Bear with me. I know that is the staple of the Thanksgiving meal. However, some people think turkey is overrated. It tends to be the most expensive thing on the table. Maybe you do an Italian feast instead.”

I will note that Independent Media, including ANP, was warning readers to buy early and stock up because of shortages and price hikes, and if the MSM would have done the same, just been honest with their audiences, we wouldn’t be seeing American families wonder if they can even afford a traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving.

Remember that now the media has admitted that inflation is worse than they reported, the new spin is that “inflation is good!


For decades we have seen a coordinated attack against the family unit, from abortion to a push to have fewer children, to same-sex “marriages” which limits the procreation of children, to attacks against religion, just to name a few of the methods being used by the liberal MSM to literally dismantle the family unit.

We have seen politics used to divide families, religion, ideology, COVID and now even inflation is being used as a reason to get friends and family to “drop off the guest list,” to cut costs. 

Flashback to 2020, and liberal governors were forbidding family members to gather for holidays, threatening them with fines and other penalties if they dares to have family come to visit, all using “COVID”  to grab on to power over the people and control.

Jump forward to 2021 and now that same MSM is using inflation and continuing to use COVID  to try to keep families separated on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Over the years I have noted that damn near any crisis is used by the liberal establishment media to further divide Americans, including family units. 

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ANP has seen and discussed how some families are disinviting other family members to their holiday gatherings because they are not vaccinated, but now we see other ways the media is using fear to drive a wedge between family members. 

While NBC uses inflation as yet another wedge to stick between family members, the New York Times is offering “advice” to readers whom they have terrified to the point where they are scared of COVID-related issues in planning their Thanksgiving get-togethers.

I am not sure if the “advice” or the fact that people have allowed themselves to become so fearful of life that they would ask a freaking media outlet the types of questions I have seen.

For example:

If our child, 9, and a cousin, 10, have each received one dose of the vaccine two weeks prior to Thanksgiving, is it safe for us to eat indoors? There will be about 20 guests, all vaccinated, and the 65 and older crowd have all received boosters. — Julie Lewis, San Francisco

Think about that for a minute. The MSM has done such a great job terrorizing Americans, at least those that actually still listen to them, that they have become scared of their own children. 

Oh, and the answer…. is almost as bad. Make them eat fast and wear masks and stay away from the older guests.

Marr: I’m glad to hear that the children and all guests are vaccinated. As the kids will not be fully vaccinated until two weeks after their second shot, I think some care is warranted, especially because some attendees are 65 and older and thus at greater risk of more serious breakthrough infections. You could have the kids wear masks, eat quickly and stay away from the older adults when eating.

Here is another that has allowed fear to ruin the holiday atmosphere because the media has created a world filled with fear, of their own family and friends.

I know for a fact that not one person from either family gathering my wife and I are attending on Thanksgiving will be wearing a mask. Most people in my extended family are vaccinated, but my wife may be the only one in her entire family. We have received our Moderna booster shots. Do we have to wear masks? If no one else is wearing them, will it even do any good? — Scott P. Erskine, Ohio

A number of things jump out at me about this particular question.

• Fear of the unmasked

• Note the point where both husband and wife are vaccinated and have had their “boosters,” yet they are concerned about those celebrating a holiday just as they did before the whole lockdown nonsense. How can this questioner seriously ask that question without thought to the fact that if he is worried, it means he knows the vaccines aren’t effective.   

Frankly, those are the type of people that should simply have a small Thanksgiving, at home, with just each other, rather than casting their illogical fears unto others at a bigger family gathering, and ruining the holiday for everyone.

The answer once again highlights continued push to fear, separation of space between family members and, a little isolation while at a big family gathering thrown in to boot.

Marr: It sounds like you will probably be spending several hours indoors with numerous unvaccinated people. This is a risky situation in terms of transmission, especially if guests are coming from areas with high transmission. If you’re willing to accept the risk of minor illness and a smaller risk of a more severe case, then you do not need to wear a mask. If you wear a mask, it will provide some protection, even if no one else is wearing a mask. A high-performance mask such as an N95, genuine KN95, or KF94 provides excellent protection. Other ways to reduce your risk are to spend as much time as possible outside, or turn on the kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans and sit by an open window. Even just a few inches will make a big difference.

Readers can see more of the questions and answer here, (the archive is).


Just as the NBC nonsense at the top of this article,  where they say to forgo the turkey to save money, we are also seeing a push, using inflation as a guide, to recommend no meat! Eat soybean-based dinner on Thanksgiving.

Remember the expression from Obama lackey Rahm Emannuel: Never let a crisis go to waste! 

Yes, climate change worshipers often claim that Americans should stop eating meat, so using the inflation that they first denied, then downplayed, as their argument, represents exactly what Emannuel suggested.  

Why is it some people are not happy unless they are trying to ruin things for others?


MSM followers and audiences, have been so terrorized and programmed by the MSM to fear anyone that hasn’t toed the preferred “vax” line, half of America is scared of their own families and friends. 

After allowing liberal leaders to destroy the entire holiday season in 2020, they are still acting like scared children, and the media continues to encourage it. 

While the media is responsible for much of the fear those Americans are living with, said Americans hold their own share of responsibility for allowing themselves to be terrorized.

Unlike countries where people cannot escape their terrorists, Americans can and should shut off the damn television, research things for themselves and quit believing people that have lied to them over and over and over again.

They aren’t just destroying the country with socialism or dividing Americans by race, class, and political ideology, but they are dismantling the family unit, something which has made American strong throughout our history.