Fox host Lara Logan says that people tell her that Dr. Fauci doesn't represent science, but represents Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor known as the "Angel of Death" for performing medical experiments at Auschwitz: "I am talking about people all across the world are saying this" pic.twitter.com/fF2DAWfG7d— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 30, 2021
Fox News has amply demonstrated over the years that they don't give a fuck if what they put out into the ether is even news: they exist as a propaganda racket, and their decision to give a berth to Lara Logan after her 60 Minutes Benghazi debacle demonstrates their concerns regarding journalistic integrity. (No one escapes whipping regarding how Benghazi was covered, but Logan's failure to vet was very concerning.)
They gave Lara Logan a show and let it be called Lara Logan Has No Agenda in the po-faced tradition of feigning "fair and balanced" coverage.
You know, unlike those "mainstream media" assholes that unload whackadoodles like Logan after fuckups. (But to be fair, Fox News eventually unloads whackadoodles too, and they go to OAN or Newsmax or whatever. It's the circle of life.) After all, Fox's claim is that the other guys are too liberal and you should get the real news from straight-talkers like folks at Fox who, I guess, don't bother checking facts if a story is too good not to pass on.
Now, I'm not calling Logan batshit because I have respect for what she used to be, and I get that she has been through some shit. I'm calling her a propagandist because she's given up on journalistic standards entirely and has decided to be no better than one's wine-sotted Facebook aunt forwarding bottom-of-the barrel conspiracy theories about antifa and now Dr. Fauci.
Look at the language she's using--comparing Fauci to an actual monster of the Holocaust--what actions is she talking about? What research, what actual practices have put people at harm? Holocaust analogies are intentionally incendiary and also insulting to the real victims of that horror. She is using inflammatory language to liken Fauci to a person who did known, documented horrific things, but she never says what exactly Fauci did that she has a problem with. And she says people "all across the world" are saying this. Who? And why are they saying it, and why is she so emphatically co-signing?
Or are these "people" as meaningful as the "some people are saying" that fabulists like Trump use to back up their nonsense?
Here's the grotesque thing: the Republican Party wants to consider the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as a failure on the part of the current Democratic presidential administration. They are fully comfortable slandering legitimate scientists and demeaning legitimate science to do this. Take the case of Two-Faced Nancy Mace, who went on Fox this Sunday to tell us that she thinks natural immunity (i.e, catching COVID-19) is best. It's not, and it isn't what she said elsewhere.
I mean, who is actually fighting against people getting vaccinated? And Fox News has been right there with them, being entirely full of shit. And who even knows the damage they have done and the lives lost because they have a grotesque agenda--that might require some sacrifice (human lives to Covid-19) in the service of a greater good (Republicans get a narrative that Biden can't fix Covid-19 by ensuring that the problem stays very real).
People can ask what ever happened to Lara Logan, but I don't. Shit certainly has happened to her, but what she's doing now is a choice, and you can take it to the bank because as wild as she sounds, she's serving the Fox News agenda. And I don't have to compare her to Goebbels to point out that lying so casually about life and death matters leads to more death--should it have to be said?
She hasn't lost her mind--she just sold her soul. It's hardly news, these days.
It's Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. And they are okay with their own folks dying from it. I can't pretend it doesn't disturb me. But I also can't pretend it isn't real when I'm looking right at it.