Baker Mayfield Posts Image of Quack Pushing Conspiracy Theories To Instagram

Pete Smith

Because there's no news source of record in the United States anymore, it's become a buffet of options on where one gets their news, information for what's going on in the world. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield posted an image on Instagram of Dr. Stella Immanuel, suggesting she's being censored.

Immanuel has had videos circulated on the internet that were posted on the website Breitbart and mentioned by President Donald Trump. She has pushed the idea that hydroxychloroquine is if not the cure, part of the cure for COVID-19. That is something that has largely been debunked.

Worse, Immanuel has said the treatment being developed for the virus contains alien DNA and will cause people to stop being religious.

Mayfield has posted a lot of good stuff, supporting civil rights, arguing on behalf of a man named Julius Jones, who is currently on death row in Oklahoma, but this is reckless.

The Browns have three players who have tested positive for COVID-19, including Jovante Moffett, Dontrell Hilliard and Jamie Gillan. Over 150,000 people have died from the virus just in the United States.

It's important that someone with as much influence as Mayfield isn't posting bad or wrong information, because there are people who will likely believe it. In this case, there are an increasing number of people who at least right now are saying they don't want to take a vaccine for COVID-19 when one is developed. That will obviously make it more difficult to achieve herd immunity.

This will undoubtedly be a question asked of Mayfield the next time he is made available to the media. And he should have to answer questions about this.

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CaptureMotion
CaptureMotion

My uncle contracted COVID 19 and was treated with this drug and he is alive today! So, not sure if it was the drug that saved him, but I am pretty sure it didn't hurt him either. People and their opinions from the media have no voice of their own..just gossiping. If you want facts, speak from experience..not what the media tells you. FACT!!!

ghlynchy
ghlynchy

Calling Dr. Immanuel a Quack is racist . She is a board certified Doctor who worked hard for her position. You should be ashamed of a title like this . This is science it's ever changing. No one knows the answer for the cure including Dr Fauci. He has also been wrong about many things. There were other Doctors at that press conference as well . Those Doctors have there opinion based upon many years of research. It's always been ok to have various opinions about Medical matters.

howiedune
howiedune

that's funny, because it shows you're only pretending to have ever checked. There are legal limits to speech

Whiteman14
Whiteman14

Last time I checked, this was a free country, with Freedom of speech!! Just because you don’t agree with, or like what he says, that’s Your problem!! He’s still entitled to voice his opinions!!!🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Whiteman14
Whiteman14

Last time I checked, this was a free country, with Freedom of speech!!! If you don’t like or agree with what he said, that’s Your problem!! He’s free to voice his opinions!!

dcm6162
dcm6162

Baker I think your spot on we cant believe everything on MSM as its become to political and the Truth and objectivity has been lost in the thrist to gain power. Baker keep being your own man, keep questioning and keep using your critical thinking. Dont let cancel culture silence you post what ever you want and dont apologize for it like Drew Breeze did. Be your own man. Your the best quarterback i ever watched play at Oklahoma. Love the way you play...kind of like Brett Favre did.

Browns Fan 73
Browns Fan 73

As an NFL Starting QB with a significant social media following, you have to be more careful about what you say and what messages you are promoting. People look up to athletes and they have a lot of influence over others. That gives them a greater responsibility than the average person to not be a dumbass and promote ideas that are reckless and stupid. That’s why this is disappointing and Baker needs to be better than this.

Pete Smith
Pete Smith

Editor

No one is cancelling anyone.

She's wrong. And so is he for pushing it. That doesn't mean he's being cancelled. That's such a cop out.

It just means on this particular subject, he got it wrong.

Dildobaggins
Dildobaggins

He’s allowed to post what he wants fuck the cancel cult/culture and she’s probably correct . Who benefits for this option to not work ? Oh yea bill gates , fuck em

Jwmckee73
Jwmckee73

He should be able to post anything he wants.

pkbrownsfan
pkbrownsfan

Yeah, I also liked the positive posts from Baker on social justice. However, I also support his right to post whatever else he wants to on social media. Unless of course he's calling for direct acts of violence.

Pete, when you addressed BLM and social justice a few weeks back it was well written and warranted. As you continued writing about politics I stayed silent because I agreed with most of what you were saying. However, it did make me somewhat uncomfortable because people do not come here for political views.

But now a line has been crossed. It appears you are now a cancel culture groupie. And I most definitely do not agree with you on that !

As for this doctor's statements ? I have no comment because I have not listened to her speak. However, the subject of hydroxychloroquine is definitely a mixed bag, and not as cut and dry as you would like your readers to believe. Would I take it if I was infected ? Not sure ? But it is something I would take advice from my doctor on; not Donald Trump, Joe Biden, or you. There are some reputable doctors (not just the few quacks you're claiming) who believe it can be effective in the early- mid stages of coronavirus.

The problem with the trial run many in the msm have called a failure is....most of the patients the drug was administered to were in the later stages of Covid; not the early-mid stages. In addition, the drug has been around for years. Mainly as a prophylactic for malaria. It also has other "off label" uses. Again, I have no idea if it is a good treatment for Covid and advise no one to take it. However, doctors...not sports writers...should be allowed to prescribe whatever FDA approved drug (hydroxy has been one for years) they believe is best for their patients. And those patients can then decide what is best for them.

And before I forget; neither you nor big tech should have the right to go around engaging in...or advocating for...censorship. In the case of big tech, they have that right since they hold ownership of their platforms. But if they continue on with their censoring ways congress should revoke their anti-trust exemption. In fact, as a socialist I want to see all social media platforms nationalized. They hold more power than any private business should be allowed to hold.

Lastly Pete. "If" elites such as yourself really care about social justice you should write more about the issue of class/income inequality. Because class is at the heart of this problem. However, you will likely continue on being a corporate mouth piece for SI. After all, real change might cause disruption to your bourgeoisie lifestyle.


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