Tale of two media: How mainstream press glossed over Fauci emails while others dug deeper | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Tale of two media: How mainstream press glossed over Fauci emails while others dug deeper

The bombshell emails of infectious disease chief Anthony Fauci released last week generated markedly divergent coverage from mainstream and alternative media outlets, with legacy outlets offering more glowing coverage of the documents and newer publications covering the material in much more depth.

The emails, released as three batches by The Washington Post, Buzzfeed and the group Informed Consent Action Network, offered readers a front-row seat to Fauci’s earliest days managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the first inklings of the virus’s spread in the U.S. through the springtime shutdowns that persisted into summer.

The reasons for the specific, targeted email requests—obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests and lawsuits—were not immediately clear. Coverage of the documents from both the Washington Post and Buzzfeed read more like a profile piece of Fauci than an exposé of the internal documents of one of the most polarizing figures in current U.S. public health.

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