The rise and fall of Dr. Fauci
“Fauci Lied, People Died.”
If you still occasionally run into some unrepentant Karen glaring at your unmasked following-the-science face, just scrawl the above words on your raggedy mask and wear it one final time.
Karen won’t bother you anymore, because what can Karen say after the release of all the Fauci emails from last year?
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a hack’s hack since 1968, is many things, but on the level is not one of them.
Consider his response to a February 2020 email from a Cornell University professor of medicine who wrote him: “We think there is a possibility that the virus was released from a lab in Wuhan.”
Fauci responded by forwarding the prescient warning to one of his minions: “Please handle.”
A month later, a government-funded physicist sent Fauci a warning that China was sending out false data, among other things.
Once again, Fauci dismissively fobbed off this 911 call to an underling: “Too long for me to read.”
Of course it was. You know how hard it is to concentrate on scientific data when you’re in the green room having the makeup applied for your third or fourth TV live shot of the day. Especially when you’re 80 years old.
These Fauci emails are certainly revealing, so revealing, in fact, that the Washington Post isn’t posting them. Almost as revealing are the endless redactions, as if there’s some national security issue here when he’s been pitched by Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook.
Fauci is still being defended by the Democrat operatives with press passes — the “serious people,” as ABC hack Jonathan Karl described his fellow cheerleaders last week.
But the reality is, his upcoming so-called book, which at 80 pages is almost as short as he is (67 inches high), was pulled this week from the two biggest online booksellers, five months ahead of its publication date. The publisher claimed that “Expect the Unexpected” had been “prematurely posted.” Yeah, right.
At least Gov. Andrew Cuomo had his abysmal $5.1-million COVID tome published before he was busted as a total fraud.
Fauci’s book got torched before it even reached the public. The publisher’s sell sheet described him as “one of the world’s greatest medical minds,” but now he ends up the same authorial class as O.J. Simpson and Clifford Irving — their faux books didn’t make it out of the gate either.
Fauci joins the long list of great anti-Trump saviors who have been, you’ll pardon the expression, debunked. Like, say, Michael Avenatti, Michael Cohen, Omarosa, Mary Trump, Robert Mueller, Christine Blasey Ford, Julie Swetnick, Lt. Col. Vindman, etc.
In the wake of the torrent of embarrassing emails, the “serious people” are trying to prop Fauci up as best they can. He was “ambivalent” about his celebrity status (Buzzfeed). He was a “reluctant media star.” (Washington Post).
And he went out in his own defense, saying on MSDNC that his emails were “taken out of content” by certain unnamed parties who “resented” him. It’s important, the Hillary Clinton campaign contributor said, to keep “an open mind.” Now he tells us.
Maybe Fauci was resented by millions because his idiotic pronouncements forced them to wear utterly useless masks for more than a year, when he was privately telling his fellow Democrat hacks like Obama’s secretary of Health and Human Services that “the typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus.”
Which we all knew from reading the warning labels on the boxes, although the “serious people” apparently never noticed them.
On Feb. 5 last year, Fauci told the ex-secretary, “I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a very low risk location.”
Which basically was, and is, everywhere. Which he knew. Just like he knew about the Wuhan lab. He “can’t guarantee” what was going on there, he says now. He has refreshed his recollection, as they say in court, to perjurers mostly.
The Panic was a perfect way to tank President Trump’s re-election campaign. But not even the most committed Trump haters were buying the Faucist line, we now learn.
Consider Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, Rahm’s physician brother, the “Dr. Death” of the Obama administration. After Fauci’s multiple the-sky-is-falling! appearances on state-run television, Dr. Death emailed him in February 2020 that he had a “hard time seeing this as serious as everyone else.”
“Am I blind?” Emanuel continued. “Yes very transmissible but low mortality like flu in many ways – the elderly, those with comorbidities, and total impact is likely to be less than flu.”
Good thing that wasn’t made public last year, or Dr. Death might have been banned from all social media from promoting such a conspiracy theory.
One of my favorite emails came on a Saturday morning in early March 2020. After receiving an email about the experiments at the Wuhan lab, Fauci emails his deputy, Dr. Hugh Auchincloss:
“It is essential that we speak this AM. Keep your cell phone on … Read this paper as well as the email that I will forward to you now. You will have tasks today that must be done.”
Hmmmm. I wonder what that was all about. As Auchincloss replies, “Will try to determine if we have any distant ties to this work abroad.”
I wonder what the serious people make of all this.