Re: One of the rare times he escaped his own reality bubble recently
Re the supposed Fauci "lie".
I will bet my house that most people who claim he "lied" are basing this on a few-second video clip that is prevalent on... oh yes, Twitter.
I saw that clip. And I thought to myself,"that's a bit odd". And I questioned whether it might have been taken out-ot-context. I questioned whether it might have in fact been doctored (because... you know... that can happen).
So I did what any sensible, logical person would do who wants to ascertain facts.I found the transcript of the interview. Took me all of perhaps two seconds, but to save people time: https://www.msnbc.com/transcripts/transcript-all-chris-hayes-5-17-21-n1267740
And you know what? OMG he did say that!!!!
But you know what he also said in that interview? Try these quotes:
- "Breakthrough infections mean, you have been vaccinated, but you still get infected."
- "...even if you do get a breakthrough infection, when you`re vaccinated, the chances of you are transmitting it to someone else is exceedingly low."
So you know what? If he is "a liar" he's a shockingly bad one as he admitted a few seconds earlier in that same interview that, *shock horror*, you can still get infected after being vaccinated.
Was it a poor choice of words he used? Possibly. Is that quote out of context? Somewhat. Could he have been clearer? Yes.
But to call him a liar is simply ludicrous.