Dr. Anthony Fauci gave his first interview since the release of thousands of his personal emails has been lighting up the internet.
Fauci likely figured he probably couldn’t get a much more fawning interviewer than MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace and she was glad to oblige. She made it more an opportunity to lie about President Donald Trump than to actually ask Fauci any hard questions.
MSNBC’s @NicolleDWallace scores the first interview w/ Fauci since his emails were made public and uses it to say: “The true mark of someone is if they look good even when their personal emails come out, so you pass the test very few of us would pass." pic.twitter.com/SNMXBrXm5v
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 2, 2021
Wallace suggests that interviewing Fauci was somehow difficult under the Trump administration despite the fact that Fauci was all over media constantly. She asks did he see himself as “making up some of that lost ground for many months under the last administration of not just no information, but disinformation being out there. Do you still see some hardness among his supporters, around the vaccine or around some of these messages you’re sharing with us today?”
Talk about disinformation. MSNBC is a constant font of it. Fauci has flip-flopped more than an acrobat. Plus Fauci admitted in his emails that he wasn’t muzzled in any way. Yet somehow media still keeps doing this routine that he was the poor truthful guy stifled by that evil disinformation guy Trump. Even Fauci doesn’t support that. And we only have the vaccine because of President Donald Trump.
But then Fauci talks about how people don’t necessarily understand that science evolves and that he was just trying to tell them the science the truth as he best he understood it at the time but it changed and evolved as he learned more.
“What they didn’t seem to understand… is that science is a dynamic process,” Fauci told Wallace. “So something that you know in January, you make a recommendation or comment about it, but as you get more and more information, the information leads you to change because that’s what science is, it’s a self-correcting process. So when you hear someone say something at one point and then two or three months later, if you stick with what you said at the original time when you had one-fifth of the data that you have now, I think that would be inappropriate.”
He later added, “You’ve got to continue to evolve with the data and that’s what I was trying to do is to always tell the truth on the basis of what the data is and it was never deliberately against the president.”
Except that isn’t true that his opinion just evolved. He’s admitted to being deceptive on at least two occasions – when it came to his guidance on masks early on when he said that he didn’t tell the truth about masks because he wanted to preserve PPE for medical personnel when it was scarce, and when he said that the didn’t give the real numbers he thought it would take for herd immunity because he thought the public wasn’t ready for it yet. What that showed was a troubling proclivity to dissemble for political reasons rather than being straight on the science, the very opposite of what he’s now claiming.
But no worries, Wallace was there to do more fawning. “The true mark of someone is if they look good even when their personal emails come out, so you pass the test very few of us would pass.” Did she even bother to read any of the emails before she embarrassed herself by saying that? Either she didn’t or she’s incredibly dishonest. Because he failed the email test miserably.
But as I said before, media is going to try to get past the news cycle on the emails, paper over the issues and play the “Fauci is the font of truth and light” game. This is just one glaring example.