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Why Birx has fallen out of favor with the left-wing press

Why Birx has fallen out of favor with the left-wing press

The number one admonishment of the news media is that we should listen to the doctors.  Over these last few months, the left-wing media has elevated Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx to the pinnacle of knowledgeable and trustworthy experts.

To keep Fauci and Birx as the leading spokespersons on all matters relating to Covid-19 – and to maintain the left-wing news narratives against President Trump – the #NeverTrump press had to juxtapose the two doctors with Trump – even though he is the person who named them to the White House Covid-19 Task Force and given them a virtually daily platform to address the public and respond to questions from a Trump-adversarial White House news corps.

While both Fauci and Birx have repeatedly said that they have a good working relationship with Trump – and that he takes and implements their advice, the press uses the weapon of journalistic spin to suggest otherwise.  Most notably, you will not see the doctors’ defense of Trump on CNN and MSNBC.

Fauci is much easier to spin because he seems to want to avoid saying anything that gets in the middle between Trump and the reporters who hate him.  In doing so, he gives those same reporters grist for their spin mill by selective editing and intentionally inaccurate interpretations.  Ergo, Fauci becomes the more useful to the Trump critics.

Birx, on the other hand, tends to be more factual – and avoids answering questions dealing with the quality of reporting.  She was among the more forceful in assurances that the Task Force and Trump are working very well together.

On several occasions, Birx referenced the cooperation and praised Trump’s actions.  The reaction of the anti-Trump news media was to pity Birx for having to say such things under pressure from the President.  What other reason could there be for providing a perspective that was not consistent with the media’s preconceived narratives?

A number of panelists on CNN and MSNBC shake their talking-heads when Birx suggested that the death count from Covid-19 my not be as high as publicized.  She pointed to thousands of cases in which the patient was ASSUMED to have died from Covid-19 when there was no confirmation that they even had it.  If a patient had lung congestion and died of a sudden heart attack, it was ASSUMED that the lung congestion was due to Covid-19.  But it was never determined if they even had Coviod-19.

Birx’ questioning of the data seems reasonable and appropriate, but that is not how the news media played it.  They wondered why such a well-respected and knowledgeable authority would say such a thing.  And that is when the media seemed to be putting a wrecking ball to the pedestal upon which they initially placed Birx.

Even when Birx did appear on CNN or MSNBC, she was never directly asked about her relationship with Trump – or her opinion about his work in combating Covid-19.  Of course not, they did not want their viewers to hear an answer contrary to what they have been force-feeding their audiences.

Jesse Watters, of FOX News, did, however.  In response to his question about the role of the President, Birx painted a far different picture than the haters on the other networks.  She said that Trump was very involved (so ended the false narrative that he only comes out to make pronouncements).  She said that he was very involved in the data and details (ending the “he never reads” false narrative).  She said he is very good at understanding the complexities of the data (ending the narrative that he is stupid).  And she said that Trump has always followed the data and implemented the advice of the medical authorities (ending the narrative he does not take professional advice).

The east coast left-wing media does not want to hear those things – and they will redefine anyone who disagrees with their narratives as a toady of the President.  The folks at CNN and MSNBC have already begun questioning Birx credibility – based on nothing more than she will not misrepresent or lie simply to curry favor by supporting their biases and mendacious narrative.

The fact that Birx is not seen as much on CNN and MSNBC these days is all the evidence you need to understand about the networks’ politics and journalistic integrity.  Birx is telling truth to power – and power does not like it.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

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  1. Lonnie Stafford

    IF THE TRUE NUMBERS OF THE VIRUS WERE REPORTED MOSTLY IN THE DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CITIES AND STATES THE NUMBER OF DEATHS BY THE VIRUS WOULD BE DROPPED DOWN A LOT .ABOUT 25% MAYBE MORE FROM THESE DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED AREAS GUN SHOT ,HEART ATTACK ,AND MANY MORE DEATHS WERE COUNTED TO THE VIRUS ,SOME PLACES SUICIDE VICTIMS WERE COUNTED AS DEATH BY VIRUS . THESE DEATH NUMBERS ARE SEEDED WITH EVERY KIND OF ILLNESSES OF DEATH .THESE DEMOCRAT CITIES AND STATES HAVE BEEN CAUGHT DOCTORING THE NUMBER OF DEATH BY THIS VIRUS .AND THEY SAY THE VIRUS VICTIMS THAT HAVE IT IS RISING ,BUT THE TESTING COUNTS HAVE INCREASED BY 500% SO YOU WILL FIND MORE WHEN MORE ARE TESTED . YOU CAN NOT CONFIRM THE NUMBER OF DEATHS WHEN YOU HAVE PLACES LIKE NEW YORK ,CALIFORNIA ,ILLINOIS, OREGON ,WASHINGTON STATE ,AND WASHINGTON D.C.,PENNSYLVANIA ,VIRGINIA ,MICHIGAN ,NORTH CAROLINA AND MARYLAND ALL OF THESE STATES HAVE BEEN PATTING THE BOOKS WHEN IT COMES TO THE DEATH COUNT BY THIS VIRUS .HOW CAN YOU TRULY SAY THIS COUNT OF 100,000 IS A TRUE COUNT ,WHEN MOST OF THESE STATES THAT HAVE BEEN LYING ON THE TRUE NUMBER OF DEATHS . NOT ONE OF THESE STATES PROPERLY COUNTED THE TRUE DEATHS .AND ALL OF THESE STATES WITH MAJOR CITIES LEADERS THAT HATE THE PRESIDENT AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO MAKE THE PRESIDENT LOOK BAD .EVERY LEADER IN THESE STATES HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO LIE AND ATTACK EVERY MOVE THE PRESIDENT MAKE ,TO EVEN ATTACKING CHRISTIANS AND CLOSING CHURCHES WHILE THE SELL OF WHISKY NEVER STOPPED . I DO NOT BELIEVE ANY REPORTS THAT COME FROM THESE STATES ,I TAKE ALL REPORTS FROM THESE STATES AS BEING FAKE OR DOCTORED ..AND MAKING THE DEATH TOLL FROM THIS VIRUS MUCH HIGHER AND WORST THAN WHAT IT IS .ONE CAN’T BELIEVE KNOWN LIARS ,OR TRUST CORRUPT OFFICIALS ..

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  2. BRUCE CAIN

    You miss the real point. Trump is involved with Bill Gates along with both Birx and Fauci. And they all want Forced Vaccines. That will be our line in the sand.

    Here is my latest essay which reviews Trump’s evolution on the Coronavirus. In his own words “everyone needs to get vaccinated.” I have not been vaccinated in over 50 years and will not be forced. But there seems to be a push to make these vaccinations mandatory. They may first try to push it as a requirement to travel, go to school, go shopping which must be fought against. Will the military eventually get involved to force vaccinate you?

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-cain/if-trump-moves-forward-with-mandatory-vaccinations-there-will-be-a-2nd-american-/4429049800454307/

    All of the 5G groups have been focusing on the Coronavirus which may seem a secondary issue. I would argue that it is not. The way to clearly see what is occurring is in terms of the New Globalist Era of “No Voice, No Choice.” In terms of “No Voice” we are seeing an unprecedented censorship on 5G, Coronavirus Theories (e.g., 50 GHz 5G interfering with oxygen absorption) and really anything that challenges this move toward a One World Government. The Globalist Corporate Media (CNN, MSNBC, FOX) also seems “in on the game.” No reporting on the relationship between Bill Gates and Fauci. No mention about the invasion of privacy that “contact tracing” imposes on our 4th Amendment Rights. “No Voice” for those of us that challenge this dystopian future they hope to impose upon us.

    In terms of “No Choice.” In 2009 Obama restricted public places from allowing their patrons to smoke cigarettes. Also Smart Meters were forced upon the public in 2009. By 2020 virtually everyone around the world has been forced to accept a Smart Meter. Then in 2019 the 5G antennas’s started going up around the world. And no one, including our City Council’s, had any say in stopping the roll out. So here it is 2020 and Trump is strongly suggesting vaccines must be mandatory.

    It is time to draw a line in the sand. It is time to stand up to these Globalists. Because let’s be clear about what this New Globalist Era of “No Choice, No Voice” is really about. It is about establishing a One World Globalist Government. It is about the global implementation of the United Nation’s “Agenda21,” “Agenda2030,” and the “Sustainable Development Goals.” It is about the enslavement of the World’s population. So in this sense all of these things are connected: 5G, Smart Meters, Contact Tracing, “The New Normal,” Forced Vaccinations, taking our children from our homes.

    None of this shit should be allowed to move forward. And it will be up to each of us. By all means educated yourselves. But then prepare to actually do something. Post lawn signs, attend protests, go before you City Councils when they reopen.

    DO SOMETHING TO STOP THE IMPLEMENTATION OF
    NO VOICE, NO CHOICE.

    Bruce W. Cain
    05/28/2020

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