Straight out of “1984,” or perhaps the bowels of the ruling government in Beijing, the Biden administration proudly admitted to monitoring social media posts for “misinformation” on COVID-19.
White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki even suggested that such utterances ought to get one banned from not just the platform that facilitated the offense, but from all of them.
But as far as the administration is concerned spreading bad info on live TV must be OK – especially since it is President Joe Biden who is the one spreading it.
Last week, at his scarcely watched CNN town hall meeting in Cincinnati, Biden tried to encourage people not to be wary of the vaccine.
“This is a simple, basic proposition. If you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized, you’re not going to be in an ICU unit, and you are not going to die. … And so what I say to people who are worried about a new pandemic is get vaccinated,” Biden told CNN’s Don Lemon. “If you’re vaccinated, even if you do ‘catch the virus,’ quote, unquote, like people talk about it in normal terms, you’re — not many people do. If you do, you’re not likely to get sick.”
“You’re probably going to be symptomless. You’re not going to be in a position where your life is in danger. So it’s really kind of basic,” Biden added.
Then literally a few minutes later, in response to another question from Lemon, Biden said, “We don’t talk enough to you about this, I don’t think. One last thing that’s really important is, we’re not in the position where we think that any virus, including the Delta virus, which is much more transmissible and more deadly in terms of unvaccinated people, the — the various shots that people are getting now cover that. You’re OK. You’re not going to — you’re not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations.”
So, which is it? If you are vaccinated, you can contract COVID but be unlikely to get sick and will remain “symptomless”? Or you don’t “get COVID” at all?
Obviously, Biden saying vaccinated people don’t get COVID is a lie, as we’ve even dubbed them “breakthrough” infections.
That happened to at least a half-dozen of the media’s latest darlings – those Texas Democratic lawmakers who fled the state, and their duty to uphold the democratic process.
Meanwhile, Psaki recently refused to answer a question about breakthrough infections on the White House staff, snippily replying to a reporter, “Why do you need to have that information?”
But Biden should have waited a day, and then read The New York Times.
The day after his town hall, the Times reported, “There is limited evidence beyond anecdotal reports to indicate whether breakthrough infections with the Delta variant are more common or more likely to fan out to other people. The C.D.C. has recorded about 5,500 hospitalizations and deaths in vaccinated people, but it is not tracking milder breakthrough infections.”
So, Biden misled Americans about that, too, when he told Lemon, “If you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized, you’re not going to be in an ICU unit, and you are not going to die.”
Those who wonder why Americans suddenly became reluctant to get a vaccine may first want to look for the culprits in the mirror,
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