Fox News and others ripped CNN for publishing an anonymously sourced “scoop” that the Biden administration will have to “build everything from scratch” because Trump supposedly had no distribution plan, “just further affirmation of complete incompetence.”
Funny how, before Trump left office, tens of millions of Americans had received one of the COVID vaccines that were developed in record time as a result of Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.
Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer asked, “Why is CNN granting anonymity to whoever gave them these quotes? The Trump Admin is gone. No one will lose their job. The info is not classified. If the media wants more credibility, make these sources go on the record.”
The Washington Examiner’s Becket Adams tweeted. “This is a lie. CNN is allowing itself to be used as a PR shop to spin events in Biden’s favor.”
National Affairs founding editor Yuval Levin write that this “spin just won’t cut it. … They are very far from starting from scratch, and they, along with state officials and countless others around the country, have a lot to work with toward doing better. Let’s recognize the silly early-days kabuki for what it is, and get serious about that work.“
Politico editor Sam Stein tweeted that he had personally listened in on Trump administration calls about the distribution effort. He opined that “Biden folks are spinning here or trying to lower the bar strategically.”
The Washington Post‘s Dan Diamond agreed that the piece was an apparent “gambit to lower expectations,” noting that Trump had set up a system that distributed 36 million doses to the states.
Naturally, in the middle of telling CNN not to be so stupid, the Left Streamers just had to include at least one slam at Trump each about how “incompetent” his vaccine plan was.
Riiiight … cuz Operation Warp Speed got not one, but two (and a third on the way) vaccines invented and approved in less than a year AND gotten tens of millions of doses manufactured AND distributed within weeks of their approval.