Who knew you could cram that much hubris inside such a tiny little man? On its face, it seems to defy the laws of physics. But what do I know? I do not represent science.

Anthony Fauci, on the other hand, is the modern-day Lorax, and not just because they’re about the same height. See, Anthony Fauci speaks for science, and woe unto anyone who dares question him.

He’s the science whisperer.

The Congressman from the Commonwealth of Science.

He is Science.

And if you criticize Tony Fauci, you are, ipso facto, criticizing science.

Good grief, the hubris of this man.

Some people are capable of maintaining a healthy self-image when thrust into the spotlight. Then there’s Anthony Fauci. All the fawning media has gone to his head like strong drink. He may have started as an obscure lifetime bureaucrat doling out research grants. But look at him now: arrogant, self-important, infallible, beyond reproach, and so full of hubris it oozes from his pores like rancid sweat.

At this point, is there anybody in this country that still gives a damn what Anthony Fauci has to say?

Do you give a damn what Anthony Fauci has to say?

He’s a pint-sized Michael Avenatti in a lab coat — a media-created celebrity who believes he’s untouchable.

Fauci didn’t go on “Face the Nation” in his role as public health “expert.” He went on “Face the Nation” to “well-oh-yeah” at the people who prick his ego.

Fauci isn’t angry at Rand Paul or Ted Cruz because they are factually wrong; he’s angry at them because they know he is fallible. After nearly two years of slobbering, unquestioning reverence, Fauci has come to expect it from everyone. And when he doesn’t get it, he gets angry and defensive.

I once wrote of Hillary Clinton that there are perils in believing your own propaganda.

This is the mistake Anthony Fauci made last year. Like Andrew Cuomo, Fauci was elevated by the media because the media needed a yin to Trump’s yang. They needed an anti-Trump. Like a scorned woman looking for a rebound boyfriend, the media glommed onto Fauci for no other reason than to make Trump jealous and resentful.

Fauci made the same mistake Andrew Cuomo made. He thought their slobbering devotion was authentic and it went to his head. It filled him with so much hubris he now believes that He is Science.

Cuomo’s fall from grace should be a cautionary tale for Tony Fauci. But it takes humility to learn from a cautionary tale. So don’t expect Tony to learn a damn thing.

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5 thoughts on “Hubris

  • November 30, 2021 at 11:25 am

    “Do you give a damn what Anthony Fauci has to say?”

    Yes. Because there are too many feeble-minded people in government and the media who listen to this little s***-weasel and determine what we must (not should) do, based on his whims and desires, not real science.

  • November 30, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    As the British say: “Watch out for an old man in a hurry.” On a government payroll for a half-century. He must be some terrific “doctor”. We know how the government only hires the best! SARCASTIC!!!!!

  • November 30, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Dr. Scott Atlas has perfectly summed up the hubris of not only Fauci, but Birx and Redfield, along with the rest of the useless “task force”. He was the only one to attend the meetings armed with actual papers and data. The remainder showed up with their partisan politics, plotting how to get the poisonous jab into everyone and maximize profits for big pharma. There are no words adequate to describe how evil and loathsome these hacks are. One would hope for a reckoning if the Republicans somehow don’t screw up the midterms, but the voting record of too many from the uniparty shows this may be a vain hope.

  • November 30, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Never liked “science” – the word. I mean: “i” before “e” except after “c”, unless pronounced like an “a” as in neighbor or weigh. “Science” just doesn’t fit; and neither does Fauci!

  • November 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    “Do you give a damn what Anthony Fauci has to say?”

    Not since awhile ago. Not now. Not anymore, maybe ever. For me, Dr. Anthony Stephan Fauci (12/24/1940 – ) is to real verifiable science as an 82 year old Elvis Aaron Presley televangelist-type Reverand is to real spiritual religion.

    Nope. Don’t want to listen to what either person has to say


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