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Bonus Quotation of the Day…

is from page 123 of Scott Atlas’s important 2021 book, A Plague Upon Our House: My Fight at the Trump White House to Stop COVID From Destroying America:

The pandemic had been an ongoing nightmare for eight months before I set foot in DC. In my eyes, the [Trump] administration was in total disarray. They were sending out two contrary messages: the [Covid-19] Task Force was pushing the Birx-Fauci lockdowns, while at the same time, the president was pushing for reopening. This conflict was not only chaotic; it was highlighted by the anti-Trump media. That created fear and uncertainty in the population. And through it all, hundreds of thousands of people were dying, despite the lockdowns. Yes, the elites – including the political class, the media, and professionals able to work from home – were inconvenienced, no doubt. But the bulk of the country, especially the working class and poor families, was being destroyed by the closures and shutdowns.

On top of this gross failure of public health leadership, the media constantly threw gasoline on the fire by highlighting every negative about the pandemic, even when positive news was available. No opportunity to inflame the voters was going to be missed by what I now believe are the most despicable group of unprincipled liars one could ever imagine – the American media.