Why are so many journalists clamouring for a police state?

In the age of Covid-19, the media clamour for a total shutdown of all public life, and for the police or army to line the streets, has become deafening…

Some journalists have become positively unhinged in their demands for a police state. Piers Morgan has been ahead of the curve, blasting the ‘covidiots’ who need locking up for their own good. The Daily Mail breathlessly reports that police could be on hand to break up anyone found outside in a group…

 The effect of this reporting is to say that there is something unusual or strange about not wanting to arrest people for leaving the house. The implication is that the most basic freedoms, which are enjoyed even under most authoritarian regimes today – to leave your house, to go to the park, to meet with other people without letting the state know your purpose – are laughable throwbacks to a bygone era of careless anarchy.

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