by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 28, 2023) — Early Tuesday morning, Canadian physician Dr. William Makis published an article on his Substack reporting that a New Haven, CT television station had posted an article from a newswire service, “EIN,” about medically-confirmed indications of myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination at a conference held last month, only to remove it 24 hours later.
A search of the station website, Channel 8 (WTNH), yields no results for the article at 7:00 AM local time, as did a search for “EIN Newswire“:
The station’s “Journalistic Integrity” page’s “News Guidelines” section states, in part:
The News Directors at our TV stations have oversight regarding the accuracy of all news stories. He or she must approve any story that may contain questionable content. With all questionable stories, the News Director is expected to communicate to the corporate team of journalists, our Directors of Local Content Development, who oversee their local operation. The Director of Local Content Development will determine if Nexstar’s legal team must also be consulted on the story.
News directors are responsible for instilling quality control standards within their staff and implementing workflows and content management procedures that ensure proper editorial oversight of broadcast and digital staff, including those posting content to core digital platforms and social media. Each script written for broadcast or posted to the local digital platform undergoes the same rigorous approval standards. The editorial process includes:
- Double checking facts, names and spelling.
- Making sure the video matches the scripts.
- Flagging stories in the daily editorial meetings which might present a problem and provide extra diligence to editorial oversight.
- The company’s content review policy requires two pair of eyes review every script and video. The “second set of eyes” rule includes access to all necessary source material and information.
- Strive to be accurate first.
The February 26 article from EIN Presswire, titled, “Cardiac Testing at Washington Event Found 53% Myocarditis Rate,” sources to an organization named Informed Choice WA, which states “is an organization of parents, families, medical professionals, educators, and Washingtonians from all walks of life, who believe in healthy immunity, personal freedoms and individual choices, including vaccination and health care choices. The right to make those choices without coercion is fundamental to our civil liberties.”
Since January 2022, EIN, which describes itself as a “market disruptor,” has posted nine articles referencing Informed Choice WA and other health-freedom groups regarding the availability of Ivermectin “over-the-counter in Tennessee” and the January 28 “Pandemic-Response Harms Conference” at which the testing for myocarditis was conducted, among other related issues.
The subject article reports:
WENATCHEE, WA, USA, February 26, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nearly 500 people from Washington, Oregon and Idaho gathered at the Wenatchee Convention Center in Washington State on Saturday, January 28 to hear and share stories of how the unprecedented response to the COVID-19 pandemic impacted their lives. Stories included injuries and deaths from COVID shots and hospital protocols; careers upended and families torn apart by mandates; and numerous harms from closures of schools, businesses and churches.
In addition to giving people a forum to express their loss, the event pointed people toward helpful medical, spiritual, and legal resources.
Heart screening was available and conducted using multifunction cardiogram technology, or MCG, provided by HeartCARE Corp of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and in use since 1995, the MCG represents the most advanced non-invasive cardiac diagnostic method available. Eule Glenn, CEO and co-founder of HeartCARE Corp. explained, “we had the opportunity to perform Multifunction Cardiogram™ screens on a variety of participants and patients. I was surprised to find that over half of those tested (16 of 30 people) had positive markers for myocarditis. Two of these were active duty US Military pilots.”
Channel 8 is owned by Nexstar Media Group, Inc., whose “Media” representative, Gary Weitman, The Post & Email contacted Tuesday morning with:
Good morning. This morning I saw a report stating that an article apparently reposted by WTNH Channel 8, New Haven, CT from EIN Presswire was removed after 24 hours. The article about it is here:
and the source article here:
In doing a search of the WTNH site, the article does not appear. Is there a reason the article was removed?
Sharon Rondeau, Editor
The Post & Email
P.O. Box 113
Canterbury, CT 06331
This story will be updated if and when a response is received.
As The Post & Email has reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to maintain that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna are “safe and effective” for adults and children as young as six months old. “Millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines under the most intense safety monitoring in US history,” the agency reports.
Data through February 17, 2023 in the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), as collated by openvaers.com, reports more than 34,000 deaths and 26,000 myocarditis findings as well as in excess of 63,000 “permanently disabled” cases believed to be causally related to the administration of COVID vaccines.