This is meant to be humorous, but it also serves to demonstrate very clearly that the power of sound, image, and psychology can turn the public’s perception of a given event into its opposite.
In this case, comedy to horror. In the Mainstream Media, truth into fiction. Facts into ideology.
Content creators are the modern magi, and we have the power to manipulate reality by altering perceptions. The warlocks and witches with immoral intent are the reporters and anchors who lie every time they speak, warping reality through consciously manipulating public awareness via their mass media power.
We need men and women of integrity, to become media wizards more than ever, as the magic itself is all-powerful, and the only thing that can save us is the rationally derived and well tuned moral compasses of its users.