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Dr. Anthony Fauci, you know the very humble guy who doesn’t like attention, has been making the media rounds in the wake of the release of his emails, hitting every program he can from CNN to MSNBC to justify himself.
Of course, he’s been choosing very friendly and supportive outlets.
He was embarrassingly fawned over by MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace in his first interview after the release of the emails. She did all kinds of spinning for him, claiming that he’d passed “the test” of looking good after his emails came out. She’s clearly living in an alternate reality with that take.
He actually got some good questions from MSNBC’s Willie Geist. Fauci’s answers were not good, saying we shouldn’t be accusatory with China and that might cause them to pull back. That was either an incredibly naive response or Fauci acting like an apologist for the CCP.
Last night, Fauci appeared with Rachel Maddow and gave a defense that really smacked of hubris. According to him, concerns about his emails are inappropriate and “an attack on science,” he said.
From The Hill:
“It’s really very much an attack on science,” Fauci said during an interview on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” when asked about the latest attacks targeting him.
“I mean, it is what it is. I’m a public figure, I’m going to take the arrows and the slings, but they’re just — they’re fabricated, and that’s just what it is,” added Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
How full of yourself are you that you think any questioning of your actions is an “attack on science.” Because he, with his flip-flopping ways and being wrong on many things, is the embodiment of science? This is playing to the Democratic narrative that folks on the right are “anti-science.”
“My job was to make a vaccine and use my institute and these talented scientists that we have there and that we fund in the various universities to get a vaccine that was highly safe and highly effective,” he continued.
“We succeeded,” he said. “All the other stuff is just a terrible, not happy type of distraction. But it’s all nonsense.”
It’s so much nonsense, he’s all over media trying to spin it. Methinks he doth protest too much. No one’s attacking whatever involvement he may have had on the vaccine; that’s a red herring to distract from what people are, in fact, asking about — such things as gain of function research, NIH funding, and why he previously discounted the lab leak theory.