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Blue-check liberal Soledad O’Brien picked on the wrong meteorologist and things got ugly in Twitterville.
The source of the latest controversy revolves around who has “credentials” to speak about COVID, with a subtext that Trump Derangement Syndrome has become a political pandemic.
O’Brien made a fool over herself after Janice Dean was appropriately outraged when Dr. Anthony Fauci, who seems to spend all his time on TV and in photo shoots rather than in the lab or studying actual data, inexplicably claimed that New York handled the coronavirus mitigation “correctly.”
Dean wrote on Twitter “This is garbage.”
This is garbage. https://t.co/nhvzfXFFul
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) July 18, 2020
Janice Dean can speak with some authority on this subject. Almost single-handedly in the news media that otherwise fawns over Democrat Andrew Cuomo, an aggressive adversary of President Trump, Dean has been holding the New York governor’s feet to the fire for his catastrophic decision to send thousands of COVID-positive patients to nursing homes.
This edict is believed to have spiked coronavirus deaths in those facilities. Dean tragically lost both her in-laws, who lived in eldercare housing, to the infection.
When the far-left O’Brien condescendingly chimed in that the “meteorologist weighs in,” Megyn Kelly, along with a slew of others, clapped back.
“That ‘meteorologist’s’ name is Janice Dean. She’s a working mom w/MS who is married to a hero 9/11 fireman. She lost both in-laws in NY nursing homes thx to Cuomo’s disastrous orders & so yeah, she gets an opinion. She also epitomizes class & kindness. Remember those?”
That “meteorologist’s” name is @JaniceDean. She’s a working mom w/MS who is married to a hero 9/11 fireman. She lost both in-laws in NY nursing homes thx to Cuomo’s disastrous orders & so yeah, she gets an opinion.
She also epitomizes class & kindness. Remember those? https://t.co/uBUztxWIj0
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 20, 2020
In a callback to the stated reason for Megyn Kelly’s firing from NBC News, Soledad mocked Kelly as “the Blackface lady.”
Unlike a lot of liberals in politics and in the media, Megyn Kelly — like her or not — never wore blackface, she just talked about it on her show, which NBC suits used as a pretext to oust her, although they reportedly paid off her entire contract.
Kelly was undaunted with this insult, however, and sought to provide some necessary background for O’Brien, who doesn’t seem to be on top of current events.
“Oh, let me help you! You attacked a woman grieving her dead relatives for challenging the narrative that NY handled corona just great, dismissing her as too small to have an opinion [because] she’s just a meteorologist.”
Oh let me help you! You attacked a woman grieving her dead relatives for challenging the narrative that NY handled corona just great, dismissing her as too small to have an opinion bc she’s just a meteorologist. https://t.co/M1eaWbTfiZ
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) July 20, 2020
Dean’s FNC colleague Kennedy also came to Dean’s defense.
“She’s actually a heartbroken wife and mother who lost BOTH of her husband’s parents within days to COVID, because of [Cuomo’s] nursing home policy. I think she’s more than qualified. And she’s a kickass meteorologist.”
In alluding to the controlling effect of O’Brien’s anti-Trump, pro-Democrat no-matter-what philosophy, Greg Gutfeld, another network co-worker, added that “Soledad is proof how politics saps team sport players of any empathy. She wasn’t always like this.”
soledad is proof how politics saps team sport players of any empathy. she wasn't always like this. https://t.co/SX8jwoitZE
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) July 20, 2020
Although Megyn Kelly doesn’t have a lot of support on the left or the right these days, many Twitter users backed her over O’Brien in this dispute.
im over here agreeing with right wingers because soledad IS elitist trash. soledad has no idea how much we’ve suffered thanks to cuomo because she lives a privileged life. soledad has no clue how many people are going hungry in new york.
— 🌹Grace (@GraceAMoys) July 20, 2020
The elitist @soledadobrien didn’t have elderly relatives residing in a New York State Nursing homes throughout this pandemic. 6300 COVID related is a low ball figure. AG Barr should do an investigation. Who the bleep is Soledad to thumb her nose at ANY person’s profession?
— Joseph Meliambro (@JosephMeliambro) July 20, 2020
This is just a schtick. Soledad wants attention and she knows no better way to get that attention than to make outrageous and petty statements. It’s happening more frequently. She’s escalating as a narcissist.
— David Blair (@BlairLawOffice) July 20, 2020
I used to be a long time fan of @soledadobrien.
I watched her for years and followed her on Twitter but I stopped following because although I share most many of her values, she is a pety vindictive mean person.
— dootabb (@dootabb) July 20, 2020
I would like to think @soledadobrien would reconsider this tweet, but the last few years I have been so disappointed by the inhumanity of media personalities and journalists that I once respected, that I am afraid the belittling cruelty of her tweet reflects who she actually is.
— Blessed🦄 (@heathrlv) July 20, 2020
True Soledad O’Brien acted in a demeaning manner towards Janet Dean and professionally it was uncalled for.
Three Cheers for Janice and Megan for taking a stand against that conduct! You two rock! 🇺🇸
— Eric Giese 🇺🇸 💯 (@RealEricGiese) July 20, 2020
Thank you @megynkelly for expressing the feelings of many in these posts concerning @JaniceDean. She is fantastic, and anyone attempting to silence or belittle her thoughts or feelings is really not warranted.
— Frictionless (@cyberacumen) July 20, 2020
@soledadobrien has gone off the deep end. She is not a good or decent person, but she thinks it’s the rest of us who are “bad”. Don’t think anyone can fix her, Trump broke her, just like so many others.
— lori 🇺🇸 (@lori52993) July 20, 2020
Soledad has a bachelors degree in English from Harvard so she can talk down to her and you and anyone else who isn’t one of the anointed elite. Too bad they don’t teach manners and common decency at Harvard, maybe lack of them is an admissions prerequisite.
— Tamar Plym (@PlymTamar) July 20, 2020
She is, however an expert in dealing with the negligent death of her in-laws thanks to Cuomo. So her opinion about the job NY did is very valid
— Jessamine – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@Jessaminit) July 20, 2020
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