Jen Psaki calls out Covid misinformation and Robert Kennedy Jr. is excessive on her record
The amazing thing about Kennedy’s achievement is that there is some real work further down the list. Number 4 on the list is Sherri Tenpenny, who is known for making people “magnetic” with vaccines.
“I’m sure you’ve seen the pictures of people who took these shots all over the internet and now they’re magnetized,” Tenpenny said. “You can put a key on your forehead. It sticks. You can put spoons and forks anywhere on it and they can stick because now we think there’s a piece of metal there. “
This is real work that leads to this classic woman claiming the vaccine magnetized her but not being able to get anything attached to her.
But as ridiculous as this woman and her claims are, Kennedy still tops her on the list of the greatest misinformers.
Kennedy also gets ahead of this creep:
(The information was never confirmed because it was rubbish, but it all went according to plan. Sow fear, minnows, distrust. Mission accomplished!)
Kennedy was an even bigger threat than Rashid Buttar, who happily spread this type of misinformation:
There’s Erin Elizabeth who spreads shit like this:
You have the idea. There are a lot of dangerous people out there, but Kennedy is at the top of the list (after a guy with 3.6 million followers on his social media channels) because he has the undeserved credibility that his royal last name gives him.
As Mark Sumner wrote earlier this week:
If someone doesn’t understand vaccines, microchips, or cell phone technology, it is possible to trick them into believing anything about any combination of these technologies. It is possible to have hearings in Ohio where a woman repeatedly tries to stick a key on her neck and then asks why a vaccine? she proudly did not take made it magnetic, even if the key doesn’t stick.
Disinformation persists no matter how ridiculous it may seem. And the consequences? Here’s more Mark Sumner:
[R]There are now 12 children in Mississippi who are too young to have a current vaccine in intensive care units fighting for their lives. This is entirely because some people still do not get vaccinated […]
Every time Tucker Carlson falsely fears the vaccine in his program, he kills American children. Every time Marjorie Taylor Greene makes wrong analogies to “experimental drugs”, she kills American children. Lauren Boebert and Ted Cruz kill American children. Any damn bastard in the nation who tries to cast doubt about the vaccines for political reasons is killing American children. This is you, the Tennessee Legislature. And you, governor of Missouri. This is you, every single person at CPAC.
And of course it’s not just children who continue to die unnecessarily. Republicans won’t care considering how lucky they are to continue to see children shot in a nation inundated with weapons of mass death. But you might think that at least some of them could move, considering that they are loyal to “life”. Forget that we still have over 300 COVID-related deaths on average every day. Conservatives also don’t care about seniors who are particularly at risk. Or about anyone between children and seniors.
But isn’t it ironic that Kennedy’s misinformation seat is called “Children’s Health Defense”?
Daily Kos is currently in a legal battle with Kennedy who is trying to persuade a community member for writing about his presence at a rally organized and attended by Nazis. See my coverage of the legal case in chronological order here, here and here. An update post will follow shortly as there have been some interesting developments since the last update.
Kennedy is dangerous, both in his pro-COVID advocacy and in his efforts to undermine the First Amendment. I am so grateful to be able to fight him on both fronts – thanks to a pole you helped build (this website, Daily Kos) and the resources you donated to help fight the litigation on your own Ability to engage in politics pseudonymously. I take these contributions seriously, with more gratitude than you can imagine.
Kennedy thought he could use his vast, undeserved wealth to repress criticism and publicly expose his critics. Litigation is expensive, and we are now waging a two-front war, both in California and New York, and the way things go, a third state could soon come into play. You have given me and our lawyers the freedom to vigorously and aggressively oppose Kennedy without fear of financial trouble. Kennedy hadn’t expected that. He cannot believe that his legal threats were unsuccessful.
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