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How the Corporate Media Launched a Disinformation Campaign to Protect Fauci

Posted by M. C. on December 2, 2021

https://outsidevoices.substack.com/p/how-the-corporate-media-launched?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjozMTczNjk0NywiXyI6Imo2Wnc1IiwiaWF0IjoxNjM4MzczMzc0LCJleHAiOjE2MzgzNzY5NzQsImlzcyI6InB1Yi0zNDQyMTMiLCJzdWIiOiJwb3N0LXJlYWN0aW9uIn0.HE1XNAinib02xOskFGRe_Ug_b4Ur8rkeSNl6H98Ldhc

Leighton Woodhouse

NOTE FROM GLENN GREENWALD: Earlier this month, I reported that The Washington Post was preparing a hit piece on a group that it had long praised: the White Coat Waste Project, devoted to the singular mission of building an ideologically diverse coalition to oppose wasteful and morally reprehensible taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs and other animals. As I noted there, The Post — after years of heaping praise on this group as a rare Washington success story in uniting left and right around a common noble cause — was now working to create the exact opposite narrative: namely, that the group was driven by some sort of clandestine MAGA or pro-Trump agenda, which meant its work should be regarded as unreliable and that it is denouncing animal experimentations not out of a sincere devotion to the cause but only to undermine the sacred-to-liberals Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose agencies and budgets fund these experiments (that White Coat has been working against government experimentations on dogs for many years, long before Fauci became a political lightning rod, was no impediment to the Post‘s smear job, because, as is so often the case these days, its mission was political and not journalistic).

As predicted, The Post, on November 19, published their attack on White Coat. Its pro-Fauci mission could not have been more obvious, beginning with the headline: “Fauci swamped by angry calls over beagle experiments after campaign that included misleading image: Little known animal-rights group leverages hostility among conservatives toward U.S. covid chief.” The article also noted that I had weeks earlier revealed what they were up to, blaming our reporting here for fueling further criticisms of Dr. Fauci, as if doing that — exposing the bad acts of a powerful political official like Fauci — is something a journalist should avoid doing.

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