Prznint Stupid’s Pandemic is Politicized By Design

Deadly distractions

Public Health is now officially politicized (I think we knew that) and Politico has the receipts (emphasis mine):

“Trump officials interfered with CDC reports on Covid-19”

“The health department’s politically appointed communications aides have demanded the right to review and seek changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s weekly scientific reports charting the progress of the coronavirus pandemic, in what officials characterized as an attempt to intimidate the reports’ authors and water down their communications to health professionals.

“In some cases, emails from communications aides to CDC Director Robert Redfield and other senior officials openly complained that the agency’s reports would undermine President Donald Trump’s optimistic messages about the outbreak, according to emails reviewed by POLITICO and three people familiar with the situation. …

“[S]ince Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign official with no medical or scientific background, was installed in April as the health department’s new spokesperson, there have been substantial efforts to align the [Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports] with Trump’s statements, including the president’s claims that fears about the outbreak are overstated, or stop the reports altogether.

“Caputo and his team have attempted to add caveats to the CDC’s findings, including an effort to retroactively change agency reports that they said wrongly inflated the risks of Covid-19 and should have made clear that Americans sickened by the virus may have been infected because of their own behavior, according to the individuals familiar with the situation and emails reviewed by POLITICO. …

“In one clash, an aide to Caputo berated CDC scientists for attempting to use the reports to ‘hurt the President’ in an Aug. 8 email sent to CDC Director Robert Redfield and other officials that was widely circulated inside the department and obtained by POLITICO.”

I’m cherry picking (as I’m known to do), but the entire thing is worth a moment to read. We’re totally eff’ed in the dark.

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4 Responses to Prznint Stupid’s Pandemic is Politicized By Design

  1. Redhand says:

    Actually, Trump may face massive criminal liability in Jan. (assuming we win.) An example of some legal theories on this subject from Glenn Kirschner.

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  2. Dennis Cole says:

    Thanks, Redhand. I’ve been anticipating that very scenario, a “Merry-go-round” of prznential pardoning, with everyone getting off scot-free. I’m sure they’ll make an attempt to do this, or a plan very similar to it, and I think we need to be ready to protest as loudly as possible, to make sure the High Courts know where we stand on this issue, and that they should rule accordingly. And not just because public pressure demands it, but to also ensure Justice is served, and so that this can never happen again.

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    • Redhand says:

      Kirschner’s channel is worth subscribing to. He’s passionate about the rule of law and the fact that “justice matters” and as one lawyer looking to what another one says, he makes a lot of sense to me. Also, he absolutely loathes Bill Barr and what that toad has done to DOJ. Listening to Glenn is a morale booster for me, “because, justice matters!”

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  3. Another part of Bannon’s original plan to establish fascist rule was to undermine public confidence in the government. He wanted to smash the professional executive corps to pieces; leaving the Führer Presidents and his loyalists in charge as “The only ones we can trust”.

    Straight outta the 1930’s playbook. They’ve even repurposed the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” to other their opponents and build a fanatical support base. (instead of draining the blood of kidnapped children to make matzo, they’re draining their blood to make “adrenochrome”, and one of the people who believes this shit is going to be a goddamned Congresswoman!)

    The FBI archive bot literally just published “The Protocols” out without any context or commentary.

    We ARE seeing the resurrection of Fascism.

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