First Anthony Fauci told us not to wear masks because they don’t work. Then he told us we had to wear masks. Then he said he’d made his previous claim about not wearing masks because he didn’t want a mask shortage among medical professionals. And now he’s lying about that.
“The people who are giving the ad hominems are saying, ‘Ah, Fauci misled us. First he said no masks, then he said masks.’ Well, let me give you a flash: That’s the way science works. You work with the data you have at the time. It is essential as a scientist that you evolve your opinion and your recommendations based on the data as it evolves. That is the nature of science. It is a self-correcting process. And that’s the reason why I say people who then criticize me about that are actually criticizing science. It was not a change because I felt like flip-flopping. It was a change because the evidence changed. The data changed.”
This is, of course, bull$#!+. A year ago, Fauci said this about his initial advice not to wear masks in the early days of the pandemic:
“Well, the reason for that is that we were concerned the public health community, and many people were saying this, were concerned that it was at a time when personal protective equipment, including the N95 masks and the surgical masks, were in very short supply. And we wanted to make sure that the people namely, the health care workers, who were brave enough to put themselves in a harm way, to take care of people who you know were infected with the coronavirus and the danger of them getting infected.”
So, no, he didn’t say what he said because the evidence had changed. He lied to us because he thought we couldn’t handle the truth. And now he’s compounding his lie by lying about that. He’s actually hiding behind the discipline of science itself, like he’s the human embodiment of science. As if he descended to earth to save us all, like some sort of Science Jesus.
Fauci could’ve started out in March 2020 by saying, “Please don’t wear masks because health care workers need them right now,” and that would’ve been justified. But he didn’t. He lied, and he’s still lying. That’s not our fault, it’s his.
If Anthony Fauci was ever a scientist, those days are long gone. He’s a bureaucrat, and the #1 priority of any bureaucrat is always to cover his own ass. He can get as indignant as he wants, but his many, many public statements over the last 15 months prove him to be a liar.
If you lie to me, admit you lied but tell me it was for the greater good, and then accuse me of hating science itself for remembering that you admitted you lied, don’t expect me to ever trust you again.
So, What Else Is Going On?
Over the weekend, there was a traffic accident in Ft. Lauderdale and someone was killed.
That’s it. That’s the story.
Oh, wait. There’s more. It happened at a gay pride parade, so that makes it national news.
Here’s what Ft. Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis said about the unfortunate accident, right after it happened:
“This is a terrorist attack against the LGBT community. This is exactly what it is. Hardly an accident. It was deliberate, it was premeditated, and it was targeted against a specific person. Luckily they missed that person, but unfortunately, they hit two other people.”
Well, that has to be it. How else could something like this happen? It must’ve been a deliberate act of violence against the LGBT community. Just more proof of the rampant homophobia in America today, right?
Wrong. The driver of the vehicle that struck those people was a member of the Ft. Lauderdale Gay Men's Chorus, and authorities now say it was unintentional. It wasn’t a terrorist act, it wasn’t deliberate, and it wasn’t targeted at anybody. It was an accident.
And now Mayor Trantalis is saying this:
If your heart breaks for the deceased and the injured, why did you exploit their misfortune for your own political ends?
Now libs are disappointed that it was an accident. They desperately wanted it to be a deliberate attack, and they’re bummed out that it wasn’t. That’s how libs think, if it can be called thinking. Victimhood is currency, and they feel like they were just robbed of it.
This is nothing new. Five years after the Pulse nightclub shooting, Democrats still insist the shooter, Omar Mateen, was motivated by homophobia. He wasn’t. He specifically said he killed all those people as revenge for American airstrikes against ISIS. He said: “I pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, may God protect him, on behalf of the Islamic State.” But that doesn’t fit the libs’ narrative, so they just pretend Mateen didn’t say it. They don’t care about the people he killed, which is why they have no problem lying about why he did it. The killer and his victims are all just the means to an end.
Speaking as someone who has been hit by a car and could’ve been killed, I hope Mayor Trantalis and everybody else who jumped to conclusions will think twice the next time.
But they won’t. The rewards for pushing their political narrative are too great, and there’s next to no risk for being wrong. And then they blame us for noticing.
The Katie Hill Image Rehabilitation Tour of 2021 continues:
Saying Katie Hill has “a past” implies that her misdeeds are behind her and she’s changed. But she obviously hasn’t. She’s still telling the same lie about resigning from Congress over “revenge porn,” without mentioning that — by the way! — she was having sex with her staffers and was about to get hit with a Congressional ethics investigation.
Katie Hill’s downfall was nobody’s fault but her own. She can creep back into the public eye if she wants, but she did what she did. If the journos won’t call out her historical revisionism, then it’s up to the rest of us.
As I read this indignant piece in The Atlantic about “dynastic wealth” by Abigail Disney, great-niece of Walt Disney, here’s a sentence I kept expecting but did not find: “So, I gave back all the money I didn’t earn.” If she’s not willing to give up what she admits she shouldn’t have, I don’t care what she has to say about people who are even richer than she is.
If you’ve ever taken Rebekah Jones seriously, you need to read Jack Crowe at NRO right now. He tells the story of Jon Taylor, a Florida mathematician who publicly disagreed with Jones about COVID data. So what did she do? She falsely accused Taylor of sexual harassment and is trying to ruin his career.
There’s no reason anybody should take Jones’ word for anything, but the “journalists” who legitimized her aren’t going to suffer any professional consequences. Once again, the truth simply does not matter because it goes against their preferred narrative.
It used to be sexist to say men are better than women at sports. Now it’s #woke. Just ask “Laurel” Hubbard, the genetically male weightlifter who will be competing against women at the Tokyo Olympics.
If you were specifically trying to destroy women’s sports, could you have planned anything more perfect than this? All across the country, girls are dropping out of high-school sports because there’s no point trying to defeat boys who now claim to be girls. Telling men to leave women alone is now “transphobic.” It’s a misogynist’s wildest dream.
Imagine if Michael Jordan had dressed up like Geraldine Jones and demanded to be allowed into the WNBA.
It would be great for the owners of the WNBA, at least initially, because people would actually watch. But it would be terrible for the athletes themselves, and pretty soon the fans would get bored. How many 180-0 games would it take before they all gave up?
Dan Rather, who is not a scientist, wants Jon Stewart to shut up about science because he’s not a scientist. The disgraced former journalist1 rambles on about this heresy against the gods of science for at least 1,000 words, when just one picture would’ve sufficed:
Rather is 89 years young, so perhaps he’s forgotten why he’s down here in Substack Land with the rest of us, instead of high up on his throne at the CBS Evening News. But we remember.
Sorry to go after somebody for decade-old tweets, but… “u look asian”? Natasha Kai is Asian. Does she somehow look more Asian when her eyes are closed? If so, why? If not, what does it mean?
And this isn’t some childhood indiscretion. Rapinoe was 25 at the time. She was old enough to be held responsible for her racially charged rhetoric. After all, Asian-Americans keep getting beaten up in the street, and anti-Asian speech is always blamed.
#StopAsianHate, Megan Rapinoe!
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Dan Rather, that is, not Jon Stewart. They were both peddlers of fake news, but only one of them admitted it.