Why are Kennedy and Marianne Williamson polling so highly against Biden? Says one Democratic backer: ‘There’s a reckoning coming.’
Your writing is obviously biased. There are doctors all over the world and peer reviewed studies that support Kennedy's assertions about the covid vaccines but you didn't quote any of them instead you cherry pick "experts" that support your biased claims. Disappointing article. It is too bad you didn't share more of Kennedy's positions - such as Ukraine, environmental, working to end the corruption in our regulatory agencies (the revolving door and the fact that the corporations have so much influence). This read much more like an opinion piece than journalism.
At a time when people are afraid to speak out in a country with a 1st Amendment, I am terrified of the fascistic tendencies of the so called Democratic Party and their alliance with big weapons, big pharma, Silicon Valley and the likes of Bill Gates. This is a country divided, led by bureaucrats who feel that Biden is the best non entity. This is bloated Washington at its worse. The moneyed class is not distracted, but they sure want us to be.
Savodnik excuses Youtube's censorship, saying"how else is the platform supposed to prevent the spread of bad information during a pandemic? ". But how does Youtube know what is "bad information". What makes them qualified to be the arbiters of truth? This is precisely the point of Free Speech, which is ALWAYS guaranteed by our Constitution, with NO exceptions. What Savodnik suggests is that violating Free Speech is O.K., and that the media get to decide when it is O.K. This is a right that was never awarded to them by the Constitution and violates the law of the land. The very reason for having free speech is that truth is an intangible and evanescent phenomena that no human has a monopoly on. Orwell described the nightmare that evolves when power gets to determine what is "TrueSpeak" and what is "Falsespeak". We are in many ways living that nightmare.
What is apparent to most sub stackers is that what has been labeled "misinformation, disinformation, or conspiracy theory" is mostly correct and simply is opposed to the seemingly totalitarian agenda of the current administration. This is precisely the reason free speech must be protected, and one major reason why Kennedy has decided to run. It is one of many reasons I will support him. Williamson is a sincere person, and I would support her if she won the nomination over Kennedy and Biden, but I believe Kennedy is better qualified because he has been wrestling his whole life against corrupt government agencies in his numerous bids to protect the environment and child health. His vaccination positions have consistently been supported by science, and the majority of Americans now understand the COVID-19 vaccines' safety and efficacy was overstated by government. The weakness of his campaign on this particular issue will increasingly become a strength, as people hunger more and more for truth in an age of lying and obfuscation.
Dig deeper before you assert claims that because a journal retracted a paper that it is false.
Haven’t you learned from the past three years how politics , $$ and tribalism rule what gets printed in medical journals?
I haven't put enough thought (any, actually) into RFK Jr's anti-vaccine stance to have an informed opinion about it, but it sure seems like "science" has become so thoroughly politicized and corrupted over the past few decades that it's almost impossible to know what to believe or whom to trust anymore.
“It’s basically building a coalition of the left and the right—a populist coalition,” Kennedy said. There were dangers in that, he conceded. “Populism is easy to hijack. Demagogues can easily hijack it by exploiting humanity’s negative, universal impulses: greed, anger, hatred, bigotry, self-pity, xenophobia, misogyny.” That was the danger of Trump.
No. The danger of Trump was, and still is, that he is a warrior against the deep state. Like an FBI that thumbs its nose at Congress. Like an IRS that intimidates Taibbi. Like district attorneys who let criminals go. Like Homeland Security that lets in millions of illegals and the menace some can become. We have reason to be angry. I want a president who gets that. Not one who foments it.
I think Ross Perot’s 3rd party run had more to do with Clinton beating Bush than Pat Buchanan. This split the vote. Perot was right about the loss of manufacturing jobs that happened with NAFTA brought in under the Clinton and subsequent administrations.
RFK is the man for the times...many Democrats are too stupid to realize this guy is a gift
Some ridiculous bias in here: "If you’re YouTube, these are the basic rules of the road—how else is the platform supposed to prevent the spread of bad information during a pandemic? But if you’re RFK Jr., this is evidence of our broken system." Do you just accept that giant unaccountable organizations should get to decide what is and is not "bad information?" Are you ignoring the evidence in the Twitter Files that YouTube and other social media organizations are censorship agents of the State, removing content the FBI, DHS and other members of the "censorship industrial complex" decide they don't like? Your own boss, Bari Weiss, reported some of that!
You mentioned Trump's history of sexual assault but skipped over the multiple credible allegations against Biden. Remember how the Democrats united to dismiss #MeToo when Tara Reade's inconvenient accusation broke? Reade's mother had actually discussed it at the time in a call-in with Larry King, as I recall - pretty solid piece of circumstantial evidence. [Note added: I'm aware that Reade just defected to Russia but I don't think that invalidates her earlier accusation.]
As others have mentioned, Dr. Vinay Prassad is quite skeptical about much of the COVID vaccine "science" that's been forced on the global population. I think you cherry-picked a quote from him.
Also, why no serious discussion of RFK, Jr.'s policy positions?
Weak and apologetic. This piece read like a "brave" article from the Times, showing that they could step a toe outside the insitutional line. Come on Free Press. A poor use of my time.
I would love to see a proper deep dive on the anti-vax movement. My bet is that it has exploded in the post-Covid era and I think there are actually valid arguments to both sides. Frankly, as with so many issues, the stubbornness to not acknowledge the nuances is just leading to more strife.
Absolutely, these candidates are compelling. Any human who announces and who speaks a sentence that suggests they’re even mildly skeptical of what all Americans can readily point out as utter nonsense overtaking the country is compelled to listen further. It doesn’t matter if they are outliers on one issue or another. If they demonstrate even just a modicum of common sense, they will get votes. Americans crave common sense now, and it seems rather hard to come by.
I got to see firsthand how the power of MSM works the other day, and how it controls the people who feed into the narrative.
Someone brought up RFK and apparently it was the first time they'd heard of him. They weren't quite sure what to think, they were fishing for talking points. And someone else said, "Oh I read about him, he's just like Trump."
And the other person said, ohhhhh... And that was that.
So simple and beautiful. Minds totally made up. Two people who take MSM seriously and they instinctively understood that they're supposed to think RFK is a bad man.
The Democrat party has lost its way. While Kennedy has a few quirks he does embrace the true liberal doctrine of the former Democrat Party. In fact, JFK’s policies would be considered conservative today. What happened to them? When did they abandon the mantra of free speech and challenge to big government? “It is not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” This has been reversed in the current Democrat Party.
Can we please get piece written by someone who has actually read RFK’s books and understands his criticisms of our institutions?? everyone in media is doing the same condescending, dismissive cheap shot type pieces on RFK. The playbook is very lame. They’ll write a one sentence strawman summary of nuanced position, then cherry pick an “expert” quote that contradicts the fake position to make RFK look nuts. This guy actually brought up the Krystal Ball interview where she didn’t even let RFK talk , as if she is some kind of expert. Very disappointing.
His podcast with Russel Brand was amazing. I’ve only voted Democrat once, and he RFK runs, I’ll be voting for him.