Former New York Times journalist Bari Weiss lampooned the U.S. government’s draconian pubic health responses to COVID, claiming that its continuous lockdowns and restrictions will be remembered as a “catastrophic moral crime.”
Weiss, who resigned from the Times in 2020, forcefully condemned the COVID hysteria during a Friday appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
“I’m done. I’m done with COVID,” Weiss proclaimed, prompting the audience to erupt in applause and cheers.
Weiss noted that the government hasn’t rolled back COVID restrictions despite constantly assuring the public that the experimental vaccine was the key to getting “back to normal.”
“We were told you get the vaccine, you get the vaccine and you get back to normal. And we haven’t gotten back to normal. And it’s ridiculous at this point,” she said.
Now, she said, the continuous stream of anti-vaxxer propaganda from the media has created a chilling effect even among liberals who are also at their wit’s end with the COVID hysteria.
“I know that so many of my liberal and progressive friends are with me on this and they do not want to say it out loud because they are scared to be called anti-vaxxed or to be called science deniers or to be smeared as a Trumper,” Weiss explained.
She then debunked the government’s main COVID talking points, including that masks work and vaccine passports protect you from the China Virus.
“Most importantly, that this is going to be remembered by the younger generation as a catastrophic moral crime,” Weiss argued. “People are killing themselves. They’re anxious, they’re depressed, they’re lonely. That is why we need to end it.”
Notably, the audience applauding Weiss during her remarks further highlighted her point that even the left has had it with the government’s handling of COVID.
Weiss had announced her departure from the Times in a scathing resignation letter accusing the paper of “constant” ideological “bullying”, and submission to woke practices.
“A new consensus has emerged in the press, but perhaps especially at this paper: that truth isn’t a process of collective discovery, but an orthodoxy already known to an enlightened few whose job is to inform everyone else,” she wrote.
Despite other nations like the UK completely lifting COVID restrictions in the face of growing distrust by the public and mounting scientific data, the Biden administration is still pushing ahead for vaccine mandates, vaccine passports, and universal masking.