Today’s read is from Sohrab Ahmari, a contributing editor of The American Conservative and a visiting fellow of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life at Franciscan University. Here’s an excerpt:
You might think they did if you got your information about the Waukesha massacre from mainstream media.
The latest outburst of media knavery came in response to last week’s Waukesha parade massacre that killed six innocents, including an 8-year-old boy, and injured more than 40. If your media digest consisted solely of mainstream outlets, however, no one could blame you for thinking the killing was the work of a sentient, evil SUV—and not of Darrell Brooks Jr., a black man with a long rap sheet and a history of anti-white racism.
Let’s eliminate guesses until we get to the correct answer.
E is gone.
C is gone.
A is gone.
F is gone.
B is gone.
And finally, G is gone.
The correct answer is that brilliant analyst, Steve Scaffidi of WTMJ Radio who uttered “If we don’t confront the nonsense, we’ll get more nonsense” on his radio program today.
Scaffidi was referring to well-known journalist and commentator Lara Logan who said the following on FOX Monday night:
“What you see on Dr. Fauci, this is what people say to me, that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Josef Mengele … the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps. And I am talking about people all across the world are saying this. Because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty, it has obliterated economies.
“The level of suffering that has been created because of this disease is now being seen in the cold light of day, i.e. the truth, and people see there is no justification for what is being done.”
Scaffidi played the audio clip of Logan on his show and then proceeded to do what many MSM outlets are doing today. He blasted Logan for comparing Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, to the infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, who worked at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.
Except that Logan did no such thing. If Scaffidi, who is in the audio business, listened carefully Logan said that people all over the world were telling her that Fauci is like Mengele.
A texter to the program correctly wrote this to Scaffidi, that he had misheard Logan. Scaffidi would have no part of that, blowing the texter off with, “You can couch it all you want.”
Remember, Scaffidi is the guy who is constantly bending over backwards to play GOTCHA when it comes to conservatives, searching for examples to condemn.
Logan’s words according to a Scaffidi are an example of the “degradation of discourse,” “lunacy, dangerous,” adding “when some people believe crazy things a natural byproduct of that belief is crazy actions.”
I’ve listened to Scaffidi enough to know ‘crazy’ is one of his favorite adjectives to describe anyone he disagrees with, especially Republicans. He claims he is one. I have my doubts.
And Scaffidi conveniently ignored any comment on this from Logan:
“Because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty, it has obliterated economies. The level of suffering that has been created because of this disease is now being seen in the cold light of day, i.e. the truth, and people see there is no justification for what is being done.”
Which is all absolutely true, but it fails to fit the narrative of the WTMJ Fauci apologist/apostle/advocate/lover.
Scaffidi who is totally under Fauci’s spell truly needs to read the following from Stephen L. Miller, a Spectator contributing editor, who describes Fauci’s mindset to a tee:
What does Anthony Fauci have to do with a starship? The good doctor’s staggering claims and admissions during his Sunday interview with Face the Nation’s Margaret Brennan recall a classic scene from Star Trek V: The Undiscovered Country. The crew of the Enterprise are taken to a mysterious realm to face a being claiming to be an all-powerful god. To question the being would be to question God himself. The being, of course, turns out not to be a god or the God, but rather an alien entity, trapped and trying to escape.
Now, Dr. Fauci seems to be borrowing from the alien’s playbook.
When Fauci was asked recently about Senator Ted Cruz recommending prosecutorial action against him to the attorney general, he grew incensed and defensive, even throwing in a reference to the Capitol riot on January 6 for some reason. It was a nakedly partisan attack, the kind you might expect from our politicians and bureaucrats, but not the nation’s bedside doctor, who should be led by the Hippocratic Oath and not Jim Acosta. Then came a broad swipe at anyone who dared to question the omnipotent Anthony Fauci, despite his many, many backtracks over the last two years. Fauci decreed that to question him, his decisions or his motives, is to question the very foundations of science itself.
When Brennan referenced Fauci’s testimony to Congress, he responded, “I’m just going to do my job. I’m going to be saving lives and they are going to be lying.” He continued, “If they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci. It’s easy to criticize. But they are really criticizing science. Because I represent science and that’s dangerous.”
Tony Fauci has apparently anointed himself the Science, or at least the ambassador speaking on behalf of Science. This is the second time he has made such a declaration. “Attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science,” he told Chuck Todd on Meet the Press in June. But when Fauci declares himself a representative of Science, it’s a statement of his religious devotion. He’s not referring to the science of, say, the human manipulation of viruses that can lead to a global pandemic, research Fauci once said he believed was worth the risk. Or to the science that has possibly led to eleven million deaths worldwide and altered the lives of every citizen of every industrialized nation on the planet.
Fauci believes himself to be a force for good, no matter how many people or puppies have to die to achieve that good. He does not believe in the laws of Congress or man, which is why when pressed, even by Brennan in that same interview, about the origins of this virus and why it seems engineered differently than other SARS viruses, he retreats once again and pushes a wet market theory that not even the Chinese government is willing to stand by anymore.
Fauci does not consider himself to be accountable to us, or to Congress. He is accountable only to Science. He’s not going to be prosecuted. He’s not going to prison, no matter how many Twitter users crow about it. He will, however, be judged by science, real science, when this is all over. And the real science shows that eleven million people and counting have died so far.
Quite simply, Victor Davis Hanson is one of the best political analysts and columnists in America. From his latest:
Both Wisconsin towns, Kenosha, and Waukesha, about 50 miles apart by car, were the recent sites of multiple deaths. The violence in both made national news. Yet in contradictory ways both reflected the common themes of America’s current legal, media, and societal corruption.
The relevant public prosecutors in both were in the news for alleged ideological bias. Specifically, they habitually calibrated the charging, indicting, and trying (or not) of defendants through ideological lenses and community pressure rather than on the basis of the facts and the law.
So, what are we left with from these horrors of two cities?
In Kenosha the media and the Left ginned up race when there was no such component in the trial. But in Waukesha they perpetuated racial arson and smothered the truth. That is, they kept largely silent when there clearly was racial hatred—given Brooks’ own record of anti-white and anti-Semitic venom.
It’s a great column that beautifully sums up the two WI cases that have been butchered by most in the media. Read it all here.