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Dr. Fauci blasts critics after email dump, claims criticism of him is ‘anti-science’

Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to the controversy surrounding his emails Friday, denouncing renewed criticism of his job performance and pandemic-related decisions as “anti-science.”

BuzzFeed News published more than 3,000 of Fauci’s work emails last week, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The emails, according to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), paint a “disturbing picture of Dr. Fauci, from the very beginning.” Supporters of Fauci, however, dismissed the email dump as a nothing-burger.

What did Fauci say?

Speaking with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, Fauci claimed criticism of him is really a manifestation of anti-science attitudes.

“What is the thread going through, what’s happening now, is very much an anti-science approach,” Fauci said. “I mean, it is what it is, I’m a public figure, I’m going to take the arrows and the swings, but they’re just, they’re fabricated.”

“My job was to make a vaccine and use my institute and its talented scientists that we have there. And that we fund in the various universities to get a vaccine that was highly safe and highly effective. And we succeeded. That’s what I do,” Fauci continued. “All the other stuff is just a terrible, not-happy type of a distraction. But it’s all nonsense.”

Later in the interview, Maddow claimed “the right” is exploiting the discovery of the origin of COVID-19 and the Wuhan lab leak theory, which she called a “conspiracy theory,” as yet another avenue to personally attack Fauci.

Fauci agreed with Maddow’s assessment.

“It is important to understand [the origin of COVID-19], but it is being approached now in a very vehement way, in a very distorted way, I believe by attacking me,” Fauci said.

“I think that the question is extremely legitimate, you should want to know how this happened so that we can make sure it doesn’t happen again,” he continued. “But what’s happened in the middle of all that, I become the object of extraordinary, I believe, completely inappropriate, distorted, misleading and misrepresented attacks, which, you know, it is what it is, but it’s it’s happening. And that’s unfortunate.”

Fauci made similar accusations of his critics last Wednesday.

Speaking with MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace, Fauci claimed that his critics, especially those who denounce his wavering positions, do not “understand” that “science is a dynamic process.”

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Rachel Maddow says she needs to ‘rewire’ herself to not see unmasked Americans as ‘threats’ after new CDC guidelines

While many people were ecstatic that the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines could mean a step toward returning to a normal life, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow found an issue with the new CDC recommendation and stereotyped unmasked Americans as “threats.”

“If you’re vaccinated, it’s OK to take off your masks now, indoors and out,” Maddow said of the CDC’s new coronavirus guidance, and then asked her liberal audience, “Really? Are you sure? How sure are you?”

“This is a big change,” the leftwing cable host said on Thursday’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.” “We’re going to have changing norms, and we have to give each other space to have feelings as we go through what’s going to be a big change that’s going to create a lot of visceral reaction in a lot of us just in our day-to-day lives. Just big day, big change.”

Maddow then explained how the unmasking of fully vaccinated Americans would affect her personally.

“Part of it is that I feel like I’m going to have to rewire myself so when I see somebody out in the world who doesn’t have a mask I don’t instantly think, ‘You are a threat,'” Maddow declared. “Or, ‘You are selfish’ or, ‘You’re a COVID denier and you definitely haven’t been vaccinated.’ I mean, we’re going to have to rewire how we think about each other because the CDC’s guidance.”

“That means as we change as a country we’re going to look at each other differently and unwire our preconceptions about what a mask or lack of a mask means,” Maddow said.

Maddow interviewed CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky during her show, where the TV host again talked about her trepidations about the new guidelines from the health agency.

“I am very nervous about what you said today. It is hard for me to imagine myself, you know, waltzing into the Stop and Shop tomorrow morning and not wearing a mask,” Maddow told Walensky. “I just feel I’m not wired that way anymore and it still feels – it still feels risky.”

Walensky responded to Maddow by telling her to believe the science.

“There’s an extraordinary amount of evidence now that demonstrates the vaccines are working in the real world, in cohort studies, in care facilities, across all states, that these vaccines are working the way they worked in the clinical trials,” Walensky told the cable talk show host. “Importantly, there’s also new data just even in the last two weeks that demonstrates these vaccines are working against the variants that we have circulating here in the United States, and also data has emerged that has demonstrated that if you are vaccinated, you are less likely, not likely to asymptomatically shed the virus and give to it others.”

“So, it is this coalescing of all the evidence now that tells us really, it is safe to take off your mask,” the health official said.

Maddow acknowledged, “The previous CDC guidance on where and whether Americans can safely take off their masks was honestly really confusing and hard to explain.”

Maddow isn’t the only MSNBC host questioning the CDC. Joy Reid previously said that she won’t listen to the experts and will continue to wear two face masks while jogging despite being fully vaccinated.

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Joy Reid complains that the close election only means there is ‘great amount of racism and anti-blackness’ in US

MSNBC host Joy Reid says that there’s a “great amount of racism and anti-blackness” in the United States as evidenced by the fact that the 2020 presidential election is so close.

What are the details?

As highlighted by The Hill, Reid said Wednesday that the amount of racism in the country is staggering, and the fact that the presidential election is so close is both “aggravating” and “disappointing.”

“I think partly because we knew the red wave was a thing, the red mirage, I should say, we all knew it was coming,” Reid told fellow MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “In the moment, it’s aggravating. And I think partly, and I said this last night, I do think it’s because we’ve been reporting for five years, Rachel, about Russia … undermining our national security, the impeachment, the racism, the Nazis, all of it and then COVID laying on top of it, [it] felt like a repudiation was coming.”

Reid added that a lot of people also believe that political correctness is “some scheme to destroy white America.”

“I think even though we intellectually understand what America is at its base, right?” she continued. “That there is a great amount of racism, anti-blackness, anti-wokeness, this idea that political correctness is some scheme to destroy white America, right? We know what this country is, but still part of you, I think part of your heart says, you know what, maybe the country’s going to pay off all of this pain, the children that were stolen with a repudiation. And as the night wore on and I realized and it sunk in, OK, that’s not happening, we are still who we thought, unfortunately.”

Reid said that on the whole, she’s vastly disappointed in the election, and in U.S. voters as a whole.

“It’s disappointing,” she admitted. “And I emerged from this disappointed.”

What else?

Reid took fire Wednesday after she referred to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as “Uncle Clarence” — a clear nod to the racist term “Uncle Tom.”

In social media remarks, Reid addressed President Donald Trump’s insistence that he plans to take close races to the Supreme Court.

“If somehow they manage to stumble into the Supreme Court, do any of you guys expect Uncle Clarence and Amy Coney Barrett and those guys to actually follow the letter of the law?” Reid asked her followers. “No. It’s a completely politicized Supreme Court that you can’t just trust they’ll do the right thing. … Now, so far, the courts have actually been pretty good. So we’ll see.”

Needless to say, Reid’s remarks didn’t go over well, and many of her fellow Twitter users called her out for what they said was blatant racism.

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Rachel Maddow’s ratings continue to slump even during bustling news cycle; CNN’s viewership skyrockets

Despite a bustling news cycle fueled by the coronavirus pandemic news as well as nationwide protests and riots, MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” continued to suffer from slumping ratings. Maddow’s cable news program has been fading fast in the ratings ever since special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation closed without the desired outcome that Maddow preached to her progressive audience.

In May, “The Rachel Maddow Show” finished as the sixth-most-watched cable news program. This is the fourth consecutive month that MSNBC’s most popular cable TV show placed outside the top five cable news programs among total viewers.

Maddow was beat in the ratings by CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” in the coveted 25 to 54 demographic with 513,000 viewers compared to Maddow’s 472,000. Even the usually basement-dwelling “Anderson Cooper 360” nearly tied Maddow in the key demo with 463,000 viewers. “The Rachel Maddow Show” has lost demo viewers for three straight months, viewers that advertisers look for before spending money on commercials.

Chris Cuomo’s TV show put up respectable numbers in May thanks to his very questionable COVID-19 quarantine and regularly featuring the governor of New York, his brother Andrew Cuomo. In May, “Cuomo Prime Time” was CNN’s top-rated show with 1.948 million total viewers, the highest ratings in the program’s history.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, George Floyd protests, and historic unemployment, CNN saw its prime ratings skyrocket 117% from the same period a year ago, according to ratings data compiled by Nielsen. However, the network still only had 1.65 million total viewers.

Fox News was up 44% compared to the same time last year, and MSNBC increased a modest 16%. Fox News boasted an average prime time total audience of 3.441 million viewers, far ahead of second-place MSNBC that had 1.923 million viewers.

Fox News dominated the two other networks, and had the five most-watched shows in cable news in May. “Hannity” came in first place with a total audience of 4.231 million viewers, followed by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” with 4.192 million viewers, “The Five” had a viewership of 3.734 million viewers, “The Ingraham Angle” had 3.485 million viewers, and “Special Report with Bret Baier” reeled in 3.085 million viewers.

Fox News has now held the top spot in cable in total-day viewership for 47 straight months, and had its 221st consecutive month as the top-rated cable news network in total viewers across both total-day and prime time.

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Chicago mayor says blacks are dying at alarming rate because of myth that they are immune to coronavirus

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said that officials are trying to combat a myth in the African-American community that blacks are immune to coronavirus because it is contributing to racial death disparities.

Lightfoot made the comments in an interview with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC on Wednesday. She said that blacks were suffering alarmingly high rates of death from coronavirus, and attributed that to underlying health disparities, and also the myth of immunity.

“We know that for example, the rate of diabetes, heart disease, upper respiratory illnesses, all of those things are exponentially magnified throughout black and brown communities. And this virus attacks those underlying conditions with a vengeance,” said Lightfoot.

“The fact that black folks are dying seven times the rate of any other demographic, that’s a hard thing to even wrap your mind around,” she continued.

“But what we’re doing is this. Number one, we’re making sure that we’re being very public about the data. We need people to know this,” Lightfoot said.

“There’s a myth in black Chicago that black folks can’t get coronavirus,” she explained, “and we are doing everything we can to disabuse people of that notion.”

She went on to say that Chicago officials are creating a task force to address the health disparities in the minority communities of Chicago.

The myth that blacks are immune to coronavirus appeared to have started as a meme and a joke on social media. The prevalence of the myth and the drastic racial disparity in pandemic deaths have led to efforts to dispel and debunk the bizarre claim.

Similar claims worsened the death rate among African-Americans in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to local authorities.

Here’s the interview with Mayor Lightfoot:

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Last week, Rachel Maddow called Trump’s claim that Navy medical ships would be ready in a week ‘nonsense.’ The USNS Comfort arrived in NYC this morning.

Just over one week ago, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow called President Trump’s claim that two U.S. Navy medical ships would soon be operational “nonsense.” By Monday morning, both ships had arrived at their destinations in Los Angeles and New York City.

“There is no sign that the Navy hospital ships that the President made such a big deal of — the Comfort and the Mercy — there’s no sign that they’ll be anywhere on-site helping out anywhere in the country for weeks yet,” Maddow said during a March 20 broadcast of her show.

“The president said when he announced that those ships would be put into action against the COVID-19 epidemic. He said one of those ships would be operational in New York harbor by next week. That’s nonsense. It will not be there next week,” she claimed.

But on Monday morning, the USNS Comfort arrived in New York Harbor as crowds awaited, along with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D).

The ship houses roughly 1,000 beds and a dozen operating rooms and will be used to ease the strain that the virus outbreak has put on the city’s hospital system. Patients who have not contracted the virus but who urgently need care will be treated aboard the ship.

At its send-off from Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, President Trump called the ship “a 70,000-ton message of hope and solidarity to the incredible people of New York” amid the nation’s war with “an invisible enemy.”

In a news conference at its arrival in the city, Gov. Cuomo said the ship will act as a “relief valve for hospitals that are struggling now, that are over capacity all over this city.”

Mayor de Blasio called the ship’s entrance “absolutely extraordinary” and “inspiring.”

Actor Hugh Jackman captured the triumphant arrival on video and made sure to thank everyone involved in getting the ship ready to go.

“Wow, look at this — this is history. To all the doctors, all the nurses, and everyone involved with the Navy, thank you, thank you, thank you — you guys are amazing,” Jackman said.

Last Friday, the USNS Mercy arrived in Los Angeles and by Monday it was already treating patients, the Department of Defense reported.

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow claims Trump will ‘cost lives,’ demands networks stop airing his coronavirus briefings

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow wants major news networks to stop airing President Donald Trump’s coronavirus briefings, claiming the president’s “misinformation” will “cost lives.”

Speaking on her show Friday, Maddow excoriated the president for claiming that chloroquine — a drug used to treat malaria — was effective at treating coronavirus, an assertion that Dr. Anthony Fauci has bucked. The FDA also downplayed the president’s claims about the drug.

“We should inoculate ourselves against the harmful impact of these ongoing false promises and false statements by the president by recognizing that when he is talking about the coronavirus epidemic, more often than not, he is lying,” Maddow said. “He is consistently lying.”

“There may be other people in the federal government saying things that are true, but these daily briefings from the White House are a litany of things from the president that would be awesome if they were true, if they were happening, but they’re not. And so the sooner we come to terms with that, I think the better for all of us,” she continued.

“If it were up to me, and it’s not, I would stop putting those briefings on live TV. Not out of spite, but because it’s misinformation,” Maddow said.

“If the president does end up saying anything true, you can run it as tape. But if he keeps lying like he has been every day on stuff this important, we should, all of us should stop broadcasting it. Honestly, it’s going to cost lives,” she claimed.

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Rachel Maddow is in a Twitter feud with a Bernie Sanders’ surrogate over report on DNC rigging the primary

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow called out a campaign surrogate for the presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after he tried to misrepresent her report to corroborate claims of election rigging in the Democratic primary.

The exchange occurred based on “Black Lives Matter” activist Shaun King’s tweet based on Maddow’s reporting after the results of the Super Tuesday primary elections.

King tweeted that Maddow had reported that the Democratic Party was “interfering” with the primary election to stop Sanders.

“They reported that the party has asked [New York billionaire Mike] Bloomberg to drop out so that Biden would have an easier time against Bernie,” he added.

Maddow fired back from her social media account to protest the representation of her report.

“What?” Maddow tweeted. “No. I didn’t report any such thing.”

“You absolutely did,” he responded.

King doubled down and posted a video of Maddow on air at MSNBC that officials of the party were pressuring Bloomberg to quit.

“The Bloomberg campaign is experiencing INTENSE PRESSURE from multiple sources from inside of the Democratic Party that he needs to quit,” King tweeted.

He added another report from MSNBC where they explicitly stated that Democrats were pressuring the billionaire to quit in order to help former Vice President Joe Biden’s candidacy.

Critics accused Shaun King of misrepresenting Maddow’s report and comments, and ridiculed him on Twitter.

King has been a controversial social media activist who has been accused of orchestrating online mobs to accost innocent people associated with his activism on behalf of the African-American community.

Officials of the Democratic National Committee have been very sensitive to accusations from supporters of the Sanders campaign that they are trying to rig the primary election against their candidate.

Here’s more about Shaun King and his activism: