by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
You’d better watch out. You’d better not cry. You’d better keep masking for the rest of your life. Anthony Fauci is coming to town — this time with the doom-and-gloom tidings that it’s “too soon to tell” whether we’ll be able to celebrate Christmas this year.
Although he said it with a straight face, the entire self-serious interview was laughable — not only because Fauci actually said out loud that we might not be able to gather with family members for Christmas a full year after the vaccine was disbursed, but because the media lapdog who tossed him the softball question once again demonstrated the degree to which the journo class is out of touch with the rest of the country.
“But we can gather for Christmas, or it’s just too soon to tell?” pleaded CBS “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan.
“You know, Margaret, it’s just too soon to tell,” responded Fauci, who is only relevant insofar as the Biden administration and other power-grabbers need him to peddle fear porn so they can keep a short rein on the electorate.
Just a few hours after that interview, nearly 70,000 New England Patriots and Tom Brady fans packed into a soaking-wet Gillette Stadium to watch the G.O.A.T. break the NFL record for career passing yards and defeat his former team. With what some have described as Super Bowl energy, the tens of thousands of fans crammed together, screamed, laughed, drank their beers, and spewed their aerosols — and loved every second of it (until the final score).
I wonder if you can spot the massive disconnect between the carefree fans who packed out Gillette on Sunday (not to mention every single college football arena every single weekend) and the ruling class media elites and scoldy bureaucrats who think “Can we gather for Christmas?” is a relevant question and “too soon to tell” is a believable answer.