Reacting to Dr. Anthony Fauci’s trove of emails released by Buzzfeed from a freedom of information act request, Ben Shapiro of DailyWire offered his response.
Shapiro wrote in a series of tweets:
The Fauci emails just show that Fauci consistently took the path of least resistance: downplaying the Wuhan lab leak theory, flip-flopping on masking, militantly fighting Rand Paul over post-covid immunity even though he knew better (Paul was right).
Fauci wasn’t following science as a primary goal. He was a bureaucratic institutionalist, which is precisely what you would expect from a career bureaucrat. Which is why it was insane for the media to saint him as a groundbreaking truthteller just to spite Trump.
Now, I think we ought to have a bit of grace for people who are dealing with novel situations, as Fauci was at the beginning. But it’s hard to have grace as time goes on and those people continue to promote falsehoods they KNOW are falsehoods.
Fauci was just the John Roberts of public health: a guy trying to protect an institution without regard to the purpose of the institution itself.