(Patriot Insider) – There’s no doubt that what the modern-day mainstream media refers to as “journalism” is but a shell of what the term actually means. The kind of content that is being produced by the likes of CNN, MSNBC, CBS News, and others has much more in common with classic, old-school, dare I say, Germanic, propaganda than it does actual news coverage that provides viewers and readers with facts they need to make up their own minds concerning the important topics of the day.
Which is why it will shock you to your very core to find out that an anchor on CNN decided to stop LARPing as a journalist and, for a brief moment in time, when the stars and planets all aligned, become a real one and hold Dr. Anthony Fauci accountable for the many lies he continues to spread concerning the efficacy of masks to prevent COVID infections. For the record, LARPing is “live action roleplaying.” Think Dungeons & Dragons, but you actually get dressed up and play out scenarios in real life, not just around a game table.
“In a weekend appearance on CNN the retired immunologist, who still retains a constant media presence, joined host Michael Smerconish to discuss the renewed push for lockdowns and mask mandates among rising cases and the likelihood that there will be much more resistance the second time around,” Chris Donaldson of BizPac Review reported.
“During the conversation with the man who was arguably the most powerful bureaucrat in U.S. history during the pandemic, Smerconish referred to a study by Tom Jefferson, a University of Oxford epidemiologist that concludes there is “just no evidence” that masks ‘make any difference,’ leaving the slippery Fauci without a good answer to back up his previous advocacy for forced masking,” Donaldson continued.
“What about the studies that initially persuaded policymakers to impose mask mandates?” Jefferson was asked about his study.
“They were convinced by nonrandomized studies, flawed observational studies,” he stated in response.
“How do we get beyond that finding of that particular review?” Smerconish asked Fauci.
“But there are other studies Michael that show at an individual level, for individual,” Fauci replied during the interview, not providing any details on the studies he was making a reference to. “When you’re talking about the effect on the epidemic or the pandemic as a whole, the data are less strong.”
“But when you talk about an individual basis of someone protecting themselves or protecting themselves from spreading it to others, there’s no doubt that there are many studies that show that there is an advantage,” he added.
The former head of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases did not provide an answer concerning whether or not the “other” studies he alluded to were the “flawed” ones. Users on X, formerly known as Twitter, wasted absolutely no time in completely scorching Fauci and his bumbling answer.
“Fauci confronted with most definitive data analysis possible that masks make ZERO difference against Covid. Not a little, not slight- Zero. And he just mutters some numerical illiteracy bullshit about ‘individual protection. ‘He’s a fraud and a liar,” conservative talk radio host Buck Sexton wrote on the social media platform.
Fauci confronted with most definitive data analysis possible that masks make ZERO difference against Covid. Not a little, not slight- Zero. And he just mutters some numerical illiteracy bullshit about “individual protection.” He’s a fraud and a liar
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) September 3, 2023
“Fauci admits that masks don’t work for the public at large but still absurdly claims masks work on an individual basis. More subterfuge.” Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, who has been going toe-to-toe with Fauci on this topic and the jab, from the very beginning, noted.
Fauci admits that masks don’t work for the public at large but still absurdly claims masks work on an individual basis. More subterfuge. pic.twitter.com/UcjOa8flkr
— Rand Paul (@RandPaul) September 3, 2023
“Holy sh*t @cnn just directly confronted Dr. Fauci on air with bullet proof scientific evidence that masks don’t work at all. It only took three years, but finally!” Outkick founder Clay Travis, Sexton’s co-host on their nationally syndicated radio show, said in a post of his own.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) September 3, 2023
Fauci says the data show masks work on an individual level but not on a group level.
He's the Phil Bump of science. https://t.co/IsYfrJHng2
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) September 3, 2023
Population masking doesn't work but individual masking works.
It doesn't work for large groups which are composed of multiple individuals but it works on an individual basis
The entire concept is ridiculous
— Bhavik (@Bhavik0880) September 3, 2023
How is it fauci is still free to say this bullshit. https://t.co/wHmdyWBRTJ
— Nicolas (@toto_lewis) September 3, 2023
At the individual level! lmfao
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) September 3, 2023
He's a liar.
— Randy Rogers (@RandyRo22721996) September 3, 2023
Nice of cnn to finally “follow the science”
— Patrick J (@RonaynePga) September 3, 2023
What other studies is Fauci referring to? Perhaps that CDC hair salon study?
— Team Reality (@libertarian1231) September 3, 2023
Put this imp on trial.
— Laterrius Johnson (@Laterrius) September 3, 2023
Progressive Democrats are desperate to see the return of lockdowns and masks, but it isn’t to keep us all safe from the new strains of the coronavirus. It’s about mail-in ballots for next year’s general election. They are attempting to set the stage for a repeat of 2020. The real question is whether or not the American people will allow that to happen?
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