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The radical right's lies about those Fauci emails

Every far-right zealot from Tucker Carlson to your local anti-vax tinfoil-hatter has been calling for Dr. Anthony Fauci's head recently because of emails released under the Freedom of Information Act. The emails were made public because of applications from the Washington Post  and BuzzFeed News. They covered January through June of 2020, during the earliest period of the COVID outbreak in the United States. There's nothing new about the lunatic fringe gunning for Dr. Fauci. After all, he's the guy who stood in the breach during Donald Trump's long reign of error and misinformation about COVID-19. It was Dr. Fauci who made sure that the truth was available to us despite the Former Guy's lurid fantasies and self-serving (and self-defeating) campaign to keep the economy open no matter how many human lives it cost. But as Josef Goebbels knew so very well, if you repeat a lie often enough and loudly enough, people are going to believe it. Such is the case with the Fauci

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