I have not insinuated people are idiots. But it is true that their behavior is a danger to themselves and others. I wish it wasn't, because I have family members whose businesses or employers are shut down, so I, too, would like to see the lockdowns end ... when people and business managers show they can get back to work without increasing the spread of #SARS-CoV-2
Let me say it in a different way: If the protesters want their message to be heard, assemble with space between them, wearing protective gear. Show other people that the protesters are not going to put people's lives in danger if they get their way.
It isn't about MSM. Everybody is carrying a smartphone with a camera and most people have socnet accounts, so the media cannot control the narrative unless protesters' words and behavior give them the tools they need to do so.