September has barely begun, however I’m assured nobody will prime my Whiny Media McWhiner of the Month nominee. This diaper-wetting award winner actually takes the cake. With unhinged cowards just like the San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board editor Matthew Fleischer occupying lofty perches of affect, it’s no surprise public confidence in American newspaper and tv information has plunged to all-time lows, in response to the newest Gallup ballot.
First, some background: As proprietor Hearst Company brags, “The San Francisco Chronicle is the most important newspaper in Northern California” and “the second largest on the West Coast.” Sunday print circulation tops 211,000. Its web site reportedly reaches over 6 million customers throughout the nation every month. Fleischer holds an M.A. in journalism from New York College, labored as a “senior digital opinion editor” on the Los Angeles Occasions for six years, and wrote for an extended checklist of mainstream publications earlier than touchdown within the Bay Space in April 2021.
For the previous two and a half years, Fleischer’s fear-mongering Chronicle editorial board hectored and harangued readers to belief the COVID science (translation: swallow each Huge Authorities, Huge Pharma and Huge Tech declare with out query or grievance). Fleischer and his colleagues backed the draconian lockdown insurance policies of San Francisco Mayor London Breed (which didn’t apply to her, in fact, as she partied maskless at jazz golf equipment). The Chronicle editorial board was so excessive that it castigated serial control-freak lockdown hypocrite Gov. Gavin Newsom for not doing sufficient to stop sane folks from getting on with their lives.
Fleischer’s opinion pages additionally pushed for indefinite indoor masking, advocated “making vaccination the worth of admission to society,” and rallied the left-wing elitist pandemic mob in opposition to knowledgeable dad and mom exercising their spiritual liberty and medical autonomy. The newspaper crusaded for legislative efforts to outlaw private perception exemptions from vaccine mandates and to power each school-age little one to undergo experimental jabs within the identify of public well being.
However identical to Mayor Breed, Gov. Newsom and all the opposite two-faced COVID tyrants who exempt themselves from the inflexible guidelines they’ve imposed on the hoi polloi, the Chronicle’s editorial web page editor believes the principles and “the science” needs to be bent and ignored by the highly effective and the privileged when it fits them.
On Sunday, Fleischer printed a diatribe blasting medical professionals for not giving him Paxlovid tablets after he contracted COVID — regardless that the specialists and authorities he so worships decided he “wasn’t technically eligible” as a result of he was “underneath 65 with none critical comorbidities.” The title of his whine-ditorial:
“Omicron lastly acquired me after two years of being a COVID hermit. Then, docs made it worse.”
Sure, he was a “COVID hermit,” cloistered in his Bay Space dwelling (median sale value: $1.3 million) the place he admits he sat round, stuffed his face and gained “fifteen further kilos.” Getting fatter “was value it to keep away from getting sick,” he claimed. So, he holed up in his “cave,” spurned the health club (“no thanks,” he scoffed) and averted “the workplace, indoor gatherings and eating places.”
That’s proper. He selected to keep away from contemporary air, train and daylight — efficient pure immune boosters, in response to a raft of peer-reviewed research. You understand: Science. As a substitute, he acquired vaxxed and boosted, masked up and hunkered down, and nonetheless ended up with COVID after flying out to the East Coast this summer season. Whose fault is it? The subtitle of his gripe-fest is pure media megalomania:
“BA.5 simply wiped me out for 12 days. Why did docs let me get sick as a substitute of giving me Paxlovid?”
What a weenie. You understand what I did when lockdown mania hit? I took accountability for my well being. Within the spring of 2020, whereas authorities goons shut down gyms and blocked off playgrounds and parks with crime tape, I took up pickleball (at the moment competing in tournaments at 4.0 blended doubles), lifted weights within the storage, ate wholesome, hiked Colorado trails and mountains, loaded up on nutritional vitamins and dietary supplements, and secured ivermectin (which The Institution Scientists are lastly acknowledging offers prophylactic safety “related to reductions in COVID-19 an infection, hospitalization, and mortality charges.”)
Oh, and I refused — nonetheless to today — to be a guinea pig for these Huge Pharma merchandise that got here out of corrupted COVID-19 vaccine medical trials. I’ve had COVID as soon as whereas residing life to the fullest, jab-less and maskless, whereas the vaccine and lockdown haranguers undergo reinfection after rebound after rebound, with or with out Paxlovid as their savior.
Regardless of there being no profit to him taking Paxlovid, Fleischer fumes that he needs to be allowed to disregard official public well being steering and pop the tablets on demand as a result of, properly, as a result of!
Stubbornly clinging to Huge Pharma Voodoo, this nattering ninny is “hopeful the brand new omicron booster” will finish the pandemic. LOL. Meantime, all of us naturally wholesome, match and fearless residents who refuse to undergo the limitless tablets and profiteering injections that failed him miserably watch in each horror and amusement on the media meltdowns of reclusive basket instances. Cry more durable.
Michelle Malkin’s e-mail tackle is [email protected]