A Twitter exchange led to a startlingly frank accusation by billionaire CEO Elon Musk against Dr. Anthony Fauci for lying to Congress and funding gain-of-function research that may have resulted in millions of deaths.
The back-and-forth began early Sunday morning when Musk previewed another release of the “Twitter FIles.”
He followed up an initial tweet that declared information on the platform’s censorship of critical information is coming “big time” by stating his pronouns are “Prosecute/Fauci.”
This led to a complicated retort from liberal retired astronaut Scott Kelly. First, he took Musk to task for his comment on pronouns, asking that the CEO not “mock and promote hate” towards the LGBT community.
Then Kelly rushed to the defense of Fauci, claiming the infectious disease expert “is a dedicated public servant whose sole motivation was saving lives.”
Musk, of course, emphatically responded by first saying that he strongly disagreed with Kelly’s position. He declared that forcing pronouns onto others and then ostracizing them for disagreeing “is neither good nor kind to anyone.” Then it became really interesting.
I strongly disagree. Forcing your pronouns upon others when they didn’t ask, and implicitly ostracizing those who don’t, is neither good nor kind to anyone.
As for Fauci, he lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people. Not awesome imo.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 12, 2022
Musk added that “as for Fauci, he lied to Congress and funded gain-of-function research that killed millions of people.”
It is well known in social media circles that, until very recently, a statement such as this could result in shadow-banning or outright banning of an account. But times have changed since Musk acquired Twitter, and the accusations he made now see the light of day unimpeded.
These statements are hardly new. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) emphatically and publicly pressed Fauci on funding for gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Fauci, on the record, asserted that the accusation was “entirely and completely incorrect.”
House Republicans, who will be the majority in January, have spoken numerous times of investigating Fauci’s involvement in the Wuhan lab. It is an investigation that the retiring doctor said he welcomes.
Musk is staying busy shining a white-hot spotlight on the previous regime’s suppression and covering up of information outside of the liberal mainstream. He has performed a unique public service, and exposing the truth of Fauci’s alleged cover-up would be a giant step forward.