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Jenna Ellis: NYT Critique of President Trump Is ‘BatSh*t Crazy’

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If we thought they couldn’t sink any lower, The New York Times’ is the Titanic of fake news embarrassment. They sunk further into the murky depths of slimy yellow journalism by publishing a hate-filled anti-Trump hit piece, full of malicious and outlandish rhetoric. And that’s putting it nicely.

The headline ran, “This is What Happens When a Narcissist Runs a Crisis.” The author begins, “Since the early days of the Trump administration, an impassioned group of mental health professionals have warned the public about the president’s cramped and disordered mind, a darkened attic of fluttering bats.” It goes on….and on…..and on. With rabid absurdity.

I’m literally laughing out loud at how desperate this is. She tries to soften her utterly baseless “assessment” by the caveat, “Their assessments have been controversial. The American Psychiatric Association’s code of ethics expressly forbids its members from diagnosing a public figure from afar.” Okay, but can you also point me to the page in the DSM of any legitimate professional diagnosis including a “darkened attic of fluttering bats” mind?

The writer is, according to her bio, apparently a book critic. Sounds about right, as she seems to be borrowing from the children’s book “The Grinch” by Dr. Seuss with her entirely fictional descriptions worthy only of the same type of writing that made Seuss famous for made-up words and exaggerated characters.

But this isn’t a fanciful novel she’s critiquing. She’s talking about a real, current public health crisis that a real American President is managing and real American people are very concerned and scared.

This is impacting everyone, from health to financial concerns to our daily lives being disrupted. For The New York Times to run this malicious piece in the middle of a pandemic is irresponsible and reckless at best, but evidences clearly that they hate President Trump far more than they care about the American people or doing actual journalism and reporting facts.

Are they so afraid Trump is doing such a good job managing this that they have to invoke malicious pejoratives and hope someone is stupid enough to believe them?

The piece also makes some dangerous and false factual claims: “The president’s pathology is endangering not just institutions, but lives.” This presumes her “bat attic mind” diagnosis is an actual “pathology,” and that such “pathology” is actually in some provable way endangering lives. That’s a leap too far.

The legal bar on criticism of a public figure is high. This is intended to ensure that controversial opinions are not silenced. But maybe it’s time the law reevaluates this standard. Should “fair comment” rationally and legally include a book critic making mental health diagnostics of a public figure she’s never met? This is dangerous. It’s also hate speech. Making statements that a person (even a public figure) has a loathsome disease is libel per se. Shouldn’t that include wildly false, reckless statements accusing someone of having a mental health disorder that could affect public perception?

This seems intentionally targeted toward the 2020 election. Maybe it’s time the law doesn’t allow intentionally reckless claims of bat attic minds or bat-sh*t crazy “analysis” to get printed under the auspices of legitimate journalism and “fair comment.” There is nothing fair or legitimate about this.

Jenna Ellis is a constitutional law attorney and the Senior Legal Adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign. She is an attorney to President Trump and author of “The Legal Basis for a Moral Constitution.”

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Adviser to Fauci bragged about helping him evade FOIA, ‘he is too smart’ to get caught

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The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic published evidence ahead of a hearing that explains the senior scientific adviser to then-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci actually bragged about helping Fauci evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The adviser, David Morens, admitted in his own communications to intentionally evading FOIA by using a Fauci’s private Gmail address or just handing him documents in person, according to the newly disclosed emails.

The 35-page report on Morens includes previously unreleased emails including:

An April 21, 2021 email shows Morens contacted EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, whom Morens has described as his “best friend” and a U.S. taxpayer conduit for the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as well as Boston University and New England Biolabs researchers.

The subject line references “CoV research in China, GoF, etc.,” referring to EcoHealth-facilitated coronavirus research at WIV that could make a virus more transmissible or dangerous. The National Institutes of Health recently admitted it funded gain-of-function research under that definition but not a stricter regulatory definition.

“PS, i forgot to say there is no worry about FOIAs,” Morens wrote. “I can either send stuff to Tony on his private gmail, or hand it to him at work or at his house. He is too smart to let colleagues send him stuff that could cause trouble.”

A May 13, 2021 email to the same recipients referred to “our ‘secret’ back channel” by which Morens connected Fauci to a journalist named “Arthur,” apparently to discuss the feds’ preferred narrative that SARS-CoV-2 emerged naturally rather than via lab leak. The email cited an article on the message board Virological.

Gerald Keusch, associate director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Institute at BU, emailed Daszak Oct. 25, 2021 to relay a phone conversation with “David,” who is “concerned about the privacy of text” and email sent and received on his “government phone” because they “could be FOIA’able.”

“Tony has told him not to be in touch with you and EHA for the time being,” Keusch wrote. Morens relayed that Daszak should get his story straight on EcoHealth’s claim that NIH locked it out of the system when it tried to file its year-five progress report that disclosed an arguable gain-of-function experiment.

Earlier in the day, Morens told Daszak “i will be meeting with Tony about this later on.” The subject line of the thread was “Draft response to Michael Lauer,” deputy director for extramural research at NIH.

Morens also told Daszak that Fauci and then-NIH Director Francis Collins are “trying to protect you, which also protects their own reputations,” apparently meaning against allegations that U.S. tax dollars passed through EcoHealth funded research that may have led to SARS-CoV-2’s emergence.

The subcommittee said it found emails that revealed “likely illegal” practices, including an April 2020 email in which Morens shared a “new NIAID implementation plan” with Daszak and an August 2020 email in which Daszak mentioned a “kick-back” to Morens after NIH awarded $7.5 million to EcoHealth.

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