The Biden blame game went into overdrive on Tuesday afternoon during the president’s omicron update and desperate vaccine push because it’s much easier for Joe Biden to point fingers at Fox News and QAnon followers for vaccine resistance than to take a moment of introspection.
“The unvaccinated are responsible for their own choices, but those choices have been fueled by dangerous misinformation on cable TV and social media,” Biden said.
Let’s make sure we get our terms straight here: By “misinformation,” Biden means anything that hurts him and his friends politically (this would be the same type of “misinformation” his administration pledged to flag for Big Tech overlords to censor). By “social media,” he means any ivermectin and natural immunity posts that escape the watchful eye of his administration and Facebook’s far-left “fact-checkers.” And by “cable TV,” he means Fox News.
“It’s wrong. It’s immoral. I call on the purveyors of these lies and misinformation to stop it. Stop it now,” Biden said in a line that sounded like it was lifted straight out of a Brian Stelter monologue.
To find a root source of vaccine refusal, Biden should stop channel-surfing and look in the mirror. The president, his administration, and his bureaucratic allies have spread way more false information and caused far more vaccine resistance than the talking heads at Fox News ever have.
It started before Biden was even elected, with his now-vice president declaring that she wouldn’t get vaccinated if it were then-President Donald Trump’s recommendation.
The federal government’s credibility on COVID-related decisions only nosedived from there. Biden and federal bureaucrats lied so often to accomplish their goals, it’s hard to keep their many deceptions straight.
Anthony Fauci is an obvious place to start. He first said there was “no reason” to walk around with a mask (with the surgeon general also tweeting “seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!”) before Fauci later admitted that his advice was all a deception to ration personal protective equipment for nurses and doctors. He admitted on a separate occasion that he had arbitrarily bumped up herd immunity threshholds not because of scientific evidence but because he thought he could get away with it.
“When polls said only about half of all Americans would take a vaccine, I was saying herd immunity would take 70 to 75 percent,” Fauci reportedly told The New York Times. “Then, when newer surveys said 60 percent or more would take it, I thought, ‘I can nudge this up a bit,’ so I went to 80, 85.”
And do you remember when Fauci fiercely denied that U.S. taxpayer dollars had been funding gain of function research in Wuhan, only to then admit in May that there was “no way of guaranteeing” how that money was being used? Or when he admitted that masks for vaccinated people are political theater after vehemently denying that very same thing?
Speaking of which, Biden and the Centers for Disease Control are still pleading with Americans to keep covering their faces, so it isn’t just Fauci. This not only cultivates a distrust of so-called health experts, but it also takes away people’s will to get the jab. After all, if otherwise young and healthy people can’t stop masking and social distancing after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, what’s the point?
Based on the Biden administration’s messaging, you can see why folks might not trust that a vaccine will get their lives back to normal. Two years after “two weeks to slow the spread,” the goalposts have shifted so far that getting vaxxed doesn’t mean getting your life back, it means continuing to mask, proving you’re clean to keep your job, and getting in line for booster shots.
Can you blame people for putting off the vaccine when Biden says backward things like, “We are going to protect the vaccinated“? Can you see why they might hesitate after Biden repeated the obvious lie that the vaccinated can’t contract or spread the virus? How about the fearmongering about protecting children when kids up to age 17 have a 99.998 percent chance of survival from coronavirus?
I’d say it’s natural to distrust a man who threated to get you fired if you disagreed with his risk assessment. It’s normal to buck the swamp creatures now telling you what to put into your body after they robbed your children of an education not because of the science but because of special interests.
Perhaps unvaccinated folks would be more likely to heed the warnings of the president and bureaucrats if they acknowledged the science on natural immunity at all. Or if they stopped calling COVID a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” when it’s clearly not. Threatening death and disease for healthy unvaxxed people while patting the vaxxed on the head for doing the “right thing” isn’t the most persuasive tactic.
“You know, these companies and personalities are making money by peddling lies and allowing misinformation,” Biden said on Tuesday in reference to the aforementioned cable TV and social media.
But those who have been paying attention know that “peddling lies” and “misinformation” is a hallmark of this Biden-led COVID regime — and no amount of finger-pointing at Fox News can salvage any of that destroyed credibility.