Death of the Media
“There is no doubt even under the best of circumstances when you pull back on mitigation, you will see some cases appear.” –Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Dr. Fauci warned that states and cities that skip past federal guidelines and reopen early could trigger uncontrollable outbreaks. He emphasized that those stupid states will invite avoidable suffering and death and set themselves back on the road to recovery.
Fauci said the official death toll is an undercount, probably, and he debunked the fanciful idea that the virus will simply disappear (sorry Lord Damp Nut).
The problem is that Dr. Fauci has credibility, and so his testimony yesterday put the Party of Personal Responsibility into a jam. What are they gonna do, ask the Anti-Vaxxers to opine, or get grifter Jim Bakker to offer his learned opinion on dying people blue? Alex Jones might be an interesting choice to talk to them about Chimeras.
No, the problem is that they are not credible, and they know it. So there’s only one thing left for them to do: Crush! Kill! Destroy!
Wingnuttia is setting their aim on The Good Doctor.
“Dr. Fauci has continually used his bully pulpit to bring public criticism on governors who are seeking to open up their states.” — Rep. Andy Biggs (R-TSKoA)
Q: Do self-certified opthomologists take the Hippocratic Oath, or swear on the Book of Ayn Rand?
Schrödinger’s Senator says that schools should start reopening because the mortality rate in children is low.
Also: Sen. Rand Paul:”[Dr. Fauci is] on the overly cautious end of the spectrum,” which I guess translates to, some rugged individualist toddlers will surely survive.
As always, CNN totally fails us:
It’s like, “Do we believe in a doctor who has spent his life working in public health, or a carnival barker who has lied to us nonstop since being installed by Putin?” So they take the bold path of “Opinions Differ!”
Americans aren’t buying that the health crisis is over, and they’re not looking kindly on leaders who espouse it, including CNN who is, you know, only asking the questions.
Experts offered, uh, expert testimony against Lord Damp Nut’s demand to relax public-health restrictions, and CNN is making false equivalencies. It’s maddening.