Dr. Anthony Fauci took cues from the White House, which recently bragged about colluding with Big Tech to squash dissenters, to unleash a horde of COVID-19 propaganda from various bureaucrats and Democrat legislators that the corrupt corporate media proudly disseminated.
In an interview with CNN’s far-left anchor Jim Acosta, the scandal-plagued Fauci expressed support for the Biden administration’s campaign to ban people from social media sites. He also said that the “disinformation and misinformation” coming from conservative news outlets such as Fox News “is really, really a problem.”
“If you look at the extraordinary, historic success in eradicating smallpox and eliminating polio from most of the world. And we’re on the brink of eradicating polio. If we had had the pushback, for vaccines, the way we’re seeing on certain media, I don’t think it would have been possible, at all, to not only eradicate smallpox,” Fauci said. “We probably would still have smallpox. And we probably would still have polio in this country if we had the kind of false information that’s being spread, now. If we had that back, decades ago, I would be certain that we’d still have polio in this country.”
Shortly after Fauci’s comments aired and President Joe Biden claimed that Facebook is “killing people,” CNN Anchor Dana Bash asked U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy whether he believes conservative media outlets airing dissenting COVID-19 rhetoric also play a role in “killing people.”
“Dana, I think all of us, including the media, including individuals, health professionals, have a responsibility to share the truth about health as science dictates, as science informs us. And, you know, unless we do that unless we are honest about the consequences of our communication with people, unless we are rigorous about ensuring that what we communicate is actually sourced from science and not from an opinion on critical issues like the vaccine, then we are going to ultimately put people at risk,” Murthy said after urging Big Tech to censor “misinformation ‘super-spreaders’” in his new report.
Not only did bureaucrats in the administration quickly work to amplify a pro-censorship and government-controlled information stream, but Democrat legislators also suggested that the White House didn’t take its suppression campaign on vaccine-cautious users and posts far enough.
“Social media has greatly contributed to this misinformation. There’s no doubt,” Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota told Bash. “…I think we also should look at changing the liability standards when it comes to vaccine misinformation. When we have a public health crisis and people are dying every day, enough is enough. These are the richest companies in the world. They are, Dana. There’s absolutely no reason they shouldn’t be able to monitor this better and take this crap off of their platforms that are basically telling people, oh, hey, there’s problems, when we know science proves there isn’t.”
CNN was eager to push the narrative from the Biden administration that conservative media outlets deserve to be punished for airing vaccine-hesitancy but less than a year ago, when former President Donald Trump was still in office, the Democrat mouthpiece outlet and many others in corporate media were quick to amplify vaccine skepticism.
Headlines from leftist-led publications cast doubt on the vaccine timeline and amplified Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’s fears of a politicized approval process.
“Biden, Seizing on Worries of a Rushed Vaccine, Warns Trump Can’t Be Trusted,” the New York Times wrote.
“Trump Vaccine Chief Casts Doubt on Coronavirus Vaccine by Election Day,” was another NYT headline.
“Trump promises coronavirus vaccine by end of the year, but his own experts temper expectations,” said an ABC News headline in May 2o20.
“HHS whistleblower says coronavirus vaccine won’t be ready in 18 months: ‘We’ve never seen everything go perfectly’,” another May 2020 CNBC headline reads.
“Vaccines for Millions Ready This Year: The Impossible Dream?” speculated Bloomberg that same month.
“Contradicting The CDC, Trump Says COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Ready By End Of Year,” NPR published.
Even Bash, a hungry accomplice in the Democrats’ attempts to boost censorship as necessary for the health of Americans, was quick to bring on and ask Harris if she would be willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine created under the Trump administration, setting up a narrative that reporters, anchors, and hosts at CNN carried for months.
“Later that day, CNN replayed an excerpt of Harris’ interview and prefaced it by saying ‘medical experts are skeptical’ of Trump’s timeline,” Fox News noted. “…CNN then enlisted medical contributor Dr. Abdul El-Sayed to explain Americans ‘have a reason to be worried’ when it comes to Trump’s vaccine.”
When criticism of the manufactured skepticism arose, CNN talking heads defended Biden and Harris from accusations.
“Trump is mischaracterizing Harris’ answer when asked if she would trust a vaccine touted by Trump … Trump, who has repeatedly undermined public health experts and pressured government agencies to rush a vaccine, insisting Harris is playing politics,” CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond said. “Even as he continues to suggest, without any evidence, that a vaccine could be ready by Election Day.”
Big Tech, now egged on by the White House, already displayed its loyalty to the Democrats by suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story, censoring valid claims about the 2020 election, and subjecting every user posting about COVID-19 to a myriad of labels, disclaimers, and fake fact-checks, all of which led back to government sites. Now, the crosshairs on conservatives and conservative media are clearer than ever.
Guys, the corporate media are AT BEST Democrat Party propaganda. That’s the best case scenario. They’re typically far worse than even that. Accept the reality, stop being surprised, and treat them accordingly.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) July 19, 2021