Media Serve Up Softballs on Fauci Emails

June 3, 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci's emails during the coronavirus pandemic were released this week through the Freedom of Information Act, and the media have shown little restraint in delivering him softball questions on the subject. CNN and MSNBC's hosts seemed uninterested in pressing the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director on questions raised by the contents of the emails, such as whether he wrongly dismissed the possibility that the coronavirus emerged from a laboratory leak in Wuhan, China.