In 2021, RedState reported on Dr. Anthony Fauci as the media darling. How, in the midst of what was supposed to be the worst pandemic of our lifetimes, Fauci appeared more interested in polishing his legacy than helping the American people understand this supposedly deadly virus and ensuring its eradication or movement toward the endemic stage.
Remember that Twilight Zone episode, “To Serve Man”? Aliens come to earth with a gigantic book emblazoned with that title, and promise peace through technology and cultural exchange. After groups of earthlings leave for the alien planet, linguists translate the alien language and come to realize that the book is a collection of recipes on how best to serve man. We are the main course to be served as a meal to the aliens, not to advance us as a species.
With the explosive exposure of Fauci’s emails, we now know that this is exactly what Dr. Anthony Fauci did to the American people. But instead of fattening us up, he was weakening us, preparing us for the slaughter, all the while reaping the reward of praise, prestige, television spots, and magazine covers.
Fauci was “serving man” all right. On a platter.
Americans were forced to put major life events on hold or alter them drastically. Weddings, anniversaries, graduations were postponed, modified, or canceled altogether. I had to mourn my cousin, who died on the operating table, over ZOOM. He died because the surgery to replace his heart valve had to be postponed due to this pandemic. By the time the hospitals were allowed to open to other services, and his surgery was rescheduled, it was too late to do him any good.
Multiply these instances by thousands, on top of the businesses that were shuttered, paychecks that evaporated overnight, and savings that were decimated.
Yet, Fauci got to do “important work”: earn his $400,000 annual paycheck, and plan his legacy to be enshrined on film.
During that period between 2020-2021, Fauci allowed journalists and camera crews to follow him around (that Hollywood exemption strikes again) to document his 50-plus years of work at the National Institutes of Health. One documentary by National Geographic, Fauci, spotlighted his work during the AIDS epidemic and how the knowledge he gained from that experience was applied to his handling of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The second documentary aired this Tuesday: American Masters: Dr. Tony Fauci on PBS: “A new documentary on the nation’s top infectious disease specialist.” One tweeter rewrote this to read:
AMERICAN MONSTERS: DR. TONY FAUCI A new documentary on the megalomaniac who said: “If you criticize me, you’re criticizing science.”
That’s about right.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at Dr. Fauci's personal life, career, struggles, and successes during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Dr. Tony Fauci" premieres TONIGHT at 8/7c on PBS. #AmericanMastersPBS pic.twitter.com/jshwXbVnas
— American Masters (@PBSAmerMasters) March 21, 2023
Of course, the filmmakers choose not to include the New York Times podcast interview where that statement was made in this documentary.
Here’s the glowing documentary trailer. Try not to gag too much.
Last time I checked, PBS was still a publicly-held station that gets taxpayer, as well as donor dollars. So, America, your tax dollars paid for this paean to Fauci’s greatness and his selfless service to the country.
As always, we here at RedState take the hits, so you won’t have to. Really, we don’t discover anything that we haven’t heard already, or that has not been glowingly profiled in every magazine known to man. Coupled with the true facts from outlets that didn’t bow at the altar of Saint Fauci, this documentary portrait looks even more glaringly narcissistic. How many paintings, pillow covers, and photographs can one have of himself after all?
Another truly gagworthy moment was when the filmmakers included a clip of Pentatonix member Scott Hoying singing lyrics rewritten in honor of Fauci to the libretto “Alexander Hamilton,” from the Lin Manuel-Miranda musical Hamilton. Two seconds is enough to wreck your ears.
In discussing his childhood, Fauci referenced his pharmacist father, who according to Fauci, gave away prescriptions to people who could not afford to pay. Here’s what Fauci said he learned,
“Public Service is more important than financial gain. I mean, that was something that was embedded in us from the time we were born.”
<*Writer falls out of chair from laughing uproariously.*>
<*Picks herself up off the floor. Wipes tears and resumes typing.*>
That is pure horse hockey. Fauci is the highest-paid public servant in government history. Now retired, he has made the jump with a golden parachute that rivals any Fortune 500 CEO.
The Fauci household net worth increased by $5 million between 2019 and 2021, and now exceeds $12.6 million, the nonprofit OpenTheBooks reported.
The chief medical adviser to Joe Biden, who has worked in government for over 55 years, is the highest paid federal employee, and will earn more than the president at $480,000 in 2022.
And did you know his wife, Christine Grady, also works for the NIH? The family that preys together…
The majority wealth increase enjoyed by Fauci and his wife, chief bio-ethicist at the National Institutes of Health, Christine Grady, came from investment gains, gifts and awards, and federal employment compensation, according to the records.
Grady earned $238,970 in 2021, making more than the vice president.
According to OpenTheBooks CEO Adam Andrzejewski,
“Fauci’s soaring net worth was based on career-end salary spiking, lucrative cash prizes awarded by non-profit organizations around the world and an ever-larger investment portfolio.”
Fauci earned nearly $1 million from foreign non-profit organizations, including the Israel-based Dan David Foundation, which gave him $901,400 for “speaking truth to power” and “defending science” while working in the Trump administration, OpenTheBooks reported.
“Despite becoming a figure of controversy, the system has rewarded Dr. Fauci handsomely,” Andrzejewski added. “For example, he is the top-paid federal employee, his first-year golden parachute retirement pension is the largest in federal history, and he’s accepting $1 million prizes from foreign non-profits.”
So, for someone who claims public service is more important than financial gain, Fauci sure has profited handsomely.
There is much to unpack in this piece of puffery, and my colleague Nick Arama reported on the portion of the documentary where Fauci and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser went door to door in a Black community to push the vaccine. They received a mixed reception, and one young man brought the receipts in explaining why he had no interest in the government-endorsed vaccine.
Fauci also insulted people in red states as he peddled more lies about the pandemic of the unvaccinated. When he gets back to the car, there is a long moment where the filmmaker does a tight shot of Fauci applying hand sanitizer, as if the mere unpleasantness of the encounter with the unvaxxed masses needed to be cleansed away.
But the most egregious portion of the documentary is where Fauci essentially laughs off the lab leak theory, which as the days grow long, has become more and more credible, with additional facts and proof presented that confirm its validity. In Senate Oversight hearing after Oversight hearing, Fauci vociferously denied that he was involved in gain of function research.
WATCH from 1:12:20.
Now, with fresh evidence exposing Fauci’s lies and denials, he will sit before the Senate Oversight Committee once again, but this time, it will be without the cover of his standing as head of the NIH. Hopefully, Senator Rand Paul will once again wipe the smirk off his face.
Dr Anthony Fauci laughed off lab leak questions again in a PBS documentary that aired Tuesday — despite growing concerns about his ties to Covid’s origin.
The former White House doctor — who has been accused of being ‘fame hungry’ by right-wing critics — allowed a camera crew to shadow him for 23 months starting in January 2021 as he led the US’s Covid response.
In one part of the show, Fauci justified signing off on US taxpayer-funded grants for risky virus research in China that are feared to have started the pandemic, saying they were ‘experiments that needed to be done’. He also said he wished he had recommended masks earlier in the pandemic.
The grinning medical advisor claimed the lab leak was ‘molecularly impossible’ because the viruses manipulated in Wuhan under his watch were so different from the eventual pathogen that caused the global outbreak.
Dr Fauci then made a bizarre analogy to cars and motorcycles, adding: ‘They [the viruses] were so different, it’s kind of like you have a Chevrolet and you got a motorcycle and you say, ‘I want to make that Chevrolet into the motorcycle’.
Welp, it wasn’t a Chevrolet, but cars can be converted to motorcycles. So, it seems Fauci is as inept at automotive science as he is at medical science. Leave it to Leftist filmmakers to not only double down on incompetence, but to platform it and announce its existence, while throwing a ticker-tape parade.
Questions about Fauci’s involvement in the Covid origin story have intensified in recent weeks after it emerged he commissioned a paper denouncing the lab leak theory in the early days of America’s Covid outbreak.
He then publicized the study at a White House news conference weeks later – without disclosing his involvement.
So, why is Fauci grinning over this? Because he’s a monster. This PBS: American Masters propaganda is proof that this man is, was, and forever will be a flaming hypocrite who should have never been trusted with our national health.
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