President Joe Biden and different Democratic leaders all donned masks for Saturday’s remembrance of the 9/11 assaults — however for the tv cameras and photograph alternatives solely.
Once the digicam lights went off on the giant Ground Zero gathering, the masks got here off, as relayed by the New York Post (and a number of other thousand social media posts).
So it seems that the mask-wearing was little greater than “cosmetic theatre,” as OutKick founder Clay Travis typically refers to it. The NY Post agreed in its editorial.
“Every one of these people is vaccinated. They don’t need to wear masks — that’s the point of vaccines,” the Post wrote. “They know this is stupid. But they insist on doing this performative COVID-19 dance so that they can keep mask mandates nationwide in our stores, our theaters, our schools.”
Basically, if masks matter, they shouldn’t solely matter when being photographed or filmed. They ought to at all times matter. Otherwise, it’s pure political hypocrisy.
“Liberal commentators and politicians don’t understand why so many distrust them,” the Post opined. “It’s because Americans have seen more than a year of ‘Don’t go out in groups, but anti-cop marches are OK,’ ‘Don’t go out, but I’m going to my hairdresser or French Laundry’ and ‘I wouldn’t take a Donald Trump vaccine, but now that he’s out of office, take the vaccine.’”