One of the good ironies of the liberal institution pushing for the censorship of vaccine misinformation or any supplies that might in any other case trigger skepticism is that they themselves pushed the precise type of skepticism they now need censored.
That included Joe Biden and Kamala Harris themselves, amid a sea of left-wing political pundits who blasted a vaccine they alleged Trump solely rushed to assist his reelection odds. PolitiFact’s dimmest alleged “fact checker” Tom Kertscher tried to play protection for the latter in his newest article, wherein he charges the declare that “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris distributed COVID-19 vaccines” as “false.”
He summarizes his “rebuttal” in a single sentence: “Video clips appear to show Joe Biden and Kamala Harris raising doubts about COVID-19 vaccines, but they were raising concerns about the rollout by then-President Donald Trump, not the vaccines themselves.”
Hilariously, that premise is refuted by Harris herself, who he quotes in his personal article that I suppose he doesn’t anticipate anybody to really learn. Harris stated (and you may see her say it herself within the video beneath), when requested if she would take the vaccine: “Well, I think that’s going to be an issue for all of us. I will say that I would not trust Donald Trump. And it would have to be a credible source of information that talks about the efficacy and the reliability of whatever he’s talking about. I will not take his word for it. He wants us to inject bleach. I — no, I will not take his word.”
There’s one other a part of the quote he doesn’t embody, the place Harris is requested if public well being specialists and scientists will get the final phrase on the efficacy of a vaccine, answering “If past is prologue that they will not, they’ll be muzzled, they’ll be suppressed, they will be sidelined,” Harris stated. “Because he’s looking at an election coming up in less than 60 days and he’s grasping to get whatever he can to pretend he has been a leader on this issue when he is not.”
So she’s skeptical of taking the vaccine, and Kertscher extremely manages to interpret this as her having an issue with logistics.
Of course, to grasp this illogic one should perceive how the Facebook “fact checking” racquet works. Facebook companions with a lot of supposedly unbiased reality checkers, and as soon as they write a “fact check” of any speaking level, their article “fact checking” it will likely be hooked up to the knowledge it’s supposedly refuting anytime it’s posted on their platform. Additionally, when an article posted to a web page will get “fact checked” it throttles the variety of those that web page reaches for a interval of a minimum of a number of weeks.
Kertscher isn’t really trying to reality test something (which is refuted by his personal quotations of Harris), he’s trying to throttle the unfold of the target incontrovertible fact that Harris forged doubt on the efficacy of vaccines when she thought it was politically advantageous.
Perhaps as soon as day his “fact checks” will really be plausible, however I’m not relying on it anytime quickly.
Matt Palumbo is the creator of Dumb and Dumber: How Cuomo and de Blasio Ruined New York, Debunk This: Shattering Liberal Lies, and Spygate
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