The Daily Beast reveals a troll in Dr. Fauci’s office:
The managing editor of the prominent conservative website RedState has spent months trashing U.S. officials tasked with combating COVID-19, dubbing White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci a “mask nazi,” and intimating that government officials responsible for the pandemic response should be executed.
But that writer, who goes by the pseudonym “streiff,” isn’t just another political blogger. The Daily Beast has discovered that he actually works in the public affairs shop of the very agency that Fauci leads.
William B. Crews is, by day, a public affairs specialist for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. But for years he has been writing for RedState under the streiff pseudonym. And in that capacity he has been contributing to the very same disinformation campaign that his superiors at the NIAID say is a major challenge to widespread efforts to control a pandemic that has claimed roughly 200,000 U.S. lives.
Redstate, as you might remember was founded by our old pal Eric Ericson; he sold it for a bucket of Ameros and moved on to a Catholic Seminary in Georgia, who rightly held an exorcism to get rid of that troll (we’re guessing).
Also in troll news, allegedly someone has revealed the identity of Q!
(Won’t lie, have not listened to a full hour of it, so no spoilers when/if you do!)