Fuming Fauci slams Fox News for not punishing Lara Logan over ‘unconscionable’ comparison to Nazi doctor

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Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” on Thursday and slammed Fox News for not disciplining journalist Lara Logan for comments comparing him to the Nazi butcher and “Angel of Death” Josef Mengele.

“What you see on Dr. Fauci – this is what people say to me: that he doesn’t represent science to them. He represents Joseph Mengele. Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who did experiments on Jews during the Second World War and in the concentration camps,” Logan had bluntly stated on “Fox News Primetime” Monday night.

“This is because the response from COVID, what it has done to countries everywhere, what it has done to civil liberties, the suicide rates, the poverty, it has obliterated economies,” she continued. “The level of suffering that has been created because of this disease is now being seen in the cold light of day.”

“I just wonder how you respond to that,” Hayes asked the infectious disease expert.

“Well, Chris, I think the response is with so many people throughout the country and the world, are responding to that absolutely preposterous and disgusting comparison that she made, it’s an insult to all of the people who suffered and died under the Nazi regime in the concentration camps,” Fauci proclaimed, calling the remark “unconscionable” but ignoring that she had attributed it to what others had been telling her.

He then lambasted Logan, accusing her of spreading misinformation on the virus. But he specifically went after Fox News for not reigning in her First Amendment right to free speech, advocating the censorship of the conservative correspondent. Many contend she said the quiet part out loud concerning what a lot of people think of Dr. Fauci.

“Forget about the fact that she was being totally slanderous to me and as usual, had no idea what she was talking about, saying that it’s as benign as flu. When did ever influenza kill 770,000 Americans?” he asked.

“So not only is she being slanderous and disrespectful to so many people who were killed in the concentration camps by Dr. Mengele, but she absolutely has no idea what she’s talking about. She’s completely incorrect in everything she says,” Fauci continued.

“What I find striking, Chris, is how she gets no discipline whatsoever from the Fox Network, how they can let her say that with no comment and no disciplinary action? I’m astounded by that,” he unsurprisingly declared.

Doctors and experts have said that, so far, the omicron variant has appeared to be very tame. Dr. Angelique Coetzee, who is the South African doctor who first identified the Omicron variant, has urged calm over the discovery, saying that patients diagnosed with it have been experiencing “extremely mild symptoms.”

“Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before,” she noted, adding “currently there’s no reason for panicking as we don’t see severely ill patients.”

“The most predominant clinical complaint is severe fatigue for one or two days, with then the headache and the body aches and pain. Some of them will have what they call a scratchy throat and some will have a cough — a dry cough, but it’s not a constant cough, it comes and goes. And that’s more or less the big symptoms that we have seen,” Coetzee said.

Editor-in-Chief of The National Pulse Raheem J. Kassam tweeted his disgust concerning Fauci, “The left who have SHRIEKED “Nazi” baselessly for decades are now doing a big sad coz @laralogan told the truth about Fauci. He’s a totalitarian fascist.”

Many out there agree with Kassam on the issue:

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