Assist us proceed to topic the so-called skilled consensus to vital examination and deflate the heroes of the Left.
For a couple of yr straight, Rebekah Jones smeared Governor Ron DeSantis and the state of Florida — and bought away with it.
Journalists might have had suspicions about her, however they hadn’t crystallized. Scientists undoubtedly knew the rating, however they have been too scared to go public. And a frenzied on-line mob backed up her each ridiculous declare and shouted down her critics.
That is all modified when Charlie Cooke wrote his cautious, detailed demolition of Jones in NR a number of points in the past.
The dam broke within the press and amongst scientists — Jones was uncovered for the peddler of preposterous conspiracy theories that she is, and the controversy over Florida’s COVID response won’t ever be the identical.
We’ve got been operating this little, weeklong webathon primarily based on our protection of the lab-leak principle and the way we refused, from the start, to honor the standard knowledge that mentioned suspicions of the Wuhan lab have been out of bounds.
However I needed to put in writing about Jones in my last missive as a result of it’s one other instance of basically the identical phenomenon.
The traditional knowledge about Jones was that she was a critical information scientist who referred to as into query the Florida pandemic response and she or he paid the worth in rank retaliation towards her.
However we didn’t settle for that typical knowledge — certainly, we made it unattainable for any fair-minded individual to proceed to purchase into it.
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The rationale the Jones article had such impression is that we took nice care with it — Charlie labored on the piece for weeks, and we flyspecked it previous to publishing.
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