The Biden administration is used to be thrown softball questions by the Legacy Media. They hate nothing more than being put on the spot to answer for their lies.
And White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre screamed at a reporter for asking this one question.
At a press conference held on Tuesday, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre introduced Dr. Anthony Fauci for his last press conference before his retirement.
Fauci said months ago that he would be stepping down from his role as the leader of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases this December.
But when a conservative reporter tried to press Fauci on his record, Jean-Pierre struck back, berating the journalist for doing their job.
Daily Caller White House Correspondent Diana Glebova asked Fauci about the origins of COVID-19, which many believe originated in a lab in Wuhan, China.
But instead of letting Fauci answer, Jean-Pierre swooped in saying that she would not call on “people who yell,” adding that she had no intention of “getting into a back-and-forth” with Glebova after she noted that Jean-Pierre “calls on the same people all the time.”
Jean-Pierre, who had asked another journalist to hold his question while Glebova was chastised, gave Glebova no opportunity to ask Fauci for a statement.
Other journalists, including The New York Post’s Steven Nelson and Today News Africa’s Simon Ateba, were heard imploring Jean-Pierre to allow Glebova to pose her “valid” question and “call on people across the room,” causing Jean-Pierre to become irritated.
“It is not your turn,” a visibly annoyed Jean-Pierre said, resuming the podium for a second time. “I hear the question … but we’re not doing this the way you want it. This is disrespectful … I’m done with you, Simon.”
Daily Caller's @DianaGlebova tries to ask Dr. Fauci about what he did to investigate the origins of covid and Jean-Pierre shuts her down.
Another reporter yells at her for not letting Diana ask the question. pic.twitter.com/RieiEBwl2p
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 22, 2022
Glebova congratulated her social media colleagues for opposing Jean-Pierre, noting that “there’s finally some pushback to the administration’s narrative.” According to The Daily Caller, Glebova attempted to ask her inquiry “several times.”
Fauci, a five-decade federal government official who also serves as President Joe Biden’s main medical advisor, has drawn criticism for his agency’s purported exploitation of gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has grilled Fauci on his handling of the disease in heated exchanges before the Senate Health Committee.
During one hearing, Fauci retorted that the lawmaker’s alleged distortion of the facts “kindles the crazies out there,” producing threats to his life “because people are lying about me.”
According to financial reports collected by OpenTheBooks, the 81-year-old immunologist increased his household net worth by around $5 million between 2019 and 2021.
He receives $480,000 a year as the federal government’s highest-paid employee, but OpenTheBooks estimates that his true compensation is $694,998 after perks and bonuses.
Over the summer, Fauci announced his retirement from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which he has chaired since President Ronald Reagan’s administration.
The White House described Fauci as a “dedicated public servant” and a “steady hand with wisdom and insight honed over decades at the forefront of some of our most dangerous and challenging public health crises.”
Fauci, on the other hand, has been an outspoken proponent of government lockdowns and public vaccination campaigns.
According to data obtained by Harvard University, among other costs of lockdown regulations, approximately one-third of enterprises in places like New York and New Jersey closed their doors by the end of 2020.
As the economy plummeted, the federal government spent roughly $6 trillion on stimulus packages, resulting in massive rises in deficit spending and the national debt.
Lockdowns in schools resulted in the lowest educational achievements in decades. According to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress, average reading scores for nine-year-olds fell by five points, while average mathematics scores fell by seven points.
According to a McKinsey & Company estimate, learning losses might cost the economy between $128 billion and $188 billion each year.
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