This video came to mind as I saw all the news readers out there pushing the Coronavirus hoax. They are not scholars. They are not “journalists,” if that word has meaning. They are hired because they are good looking and seem trustworthy and can be taught to read a teleprompter. Example follows, well known, but worth another look.
She is delightfully clueless, but notice the intonations of voice, the references to authority … totally believable! I did a screencap at the end:
I am not the smartest guy in the room, ever. But this is the face of stupid. Nothing personal, I do not know who she is, but she is the face of news.