MORNING SOURCE: DeSantis continues to hold corrupt elite accountable
ITEM #1: Florida Governor — and 6th Annual Basque Fry speaker — Ron DeSantis has stood out during the COVID-19 crisis for his willingness to challenge the left’s dogmatic narratives and arrogant directives regarding the appropriate response to the virus’ outbreak. As the heavy-handed approach adopted by so many Democrat governors and championed by the press continues to be discredited by emerging facts, DeSantis, whose approach instead prioritized the preservation of liberty and deployed greater tactical precision in combatting the virus, has become increasingly vindicated. While Floridians can count themselves blessed to have had such a competent and responsible leader throughout the pandemic, the unfortunate reality is that many Americans suffered and continue to suffer because of the poor decisions made by so many of our country’s so-called “experts.” And at a recent press conference, DeSantis showed he’s not shy about calling out the guilty parties by name Writing for National Review, Caroline Downey reports: “During a press briefing Friday, Florida governor Ron DeSantis (R.) slammed the U.S. government agencies and individuals responsible for managing the COVID pandemic, namely Dr. Anthony Fauci, for issuing contradictory guidance that wasn’t supported by scientific evidence. “A trove of Fauci’s email correspondence from the last year was recently released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). In one email, Fauci admitted the dubious efficacy of mask-wearing for protecting against COVID infection, despite publicly imploring Americans to wear face coverings in most venues and settings for the better part of the year. “'I think now with Fauci’s emails ... it’s pretty clear that a lot of this stuff was fly by the seat of your pants guidance. This was not based on hard data,' DeSantis stated. “'This bureaucracy needs to be brought to account. You can’t have a bureaucracy that’s just going out and issuing these rules on the fly. They literally said, "If you’re sunbathing on a cruise ship you have to wear a mask." Really? I mean, give me a break,' he added seemingly in critique of the CDC.
"The governor criticized legacy media’s strict adherence to the accepted COVID orthodoxy in 2020 and neglect of intellectual openness that might give way to other competing, compelling explanations. He lambasted the tech companies’ censorship of those who discussed the lab-leak hypothesis of COVID’s origin on the internet." It's never easy to go against the conventional wisdom, particularly when doing so invites so much heat and criticism from the media, as was the case for DeSantis. Which only makes his willingness to stand his ground and fight to expose the truth that much more important and admirable.
We suspect the Governor will have a thing or two to say about all this when he joins us on August 14 for the Basque Fry at Corley Ranch in Gardnerville, and if you haven’t yet bought your ticket to attend, you can do so here.
ITEM #2: In a piece for the Atlantic, John McWhorter shares yet another troubling development in the wild, woke world of academia........