Axios deleted a tweet doing journalism on Monday and replaced it with overt activism that protects Vice President Kamala Harris in spewing lies about the pandemic preparedness that this administration inherited from its predecessor.
The original post, featuring a brief interview between Axios co-founder Mike Allen and the vice president, included critical context to correct Harris’s erroneous assertion that the Biden White House has been forced to start “from scratch” on coronavirus vaccine distribution.
“We’re starting from scratch,” Harris said to Axios on HBO, “on something that’s been raging for almost an entire year.”
The initial text accompanying the video included Harris’s statement along with another from National Institutes of Health Director Anthony Fauci disputing the claim repeated by White House staff last month.
“We certainly are not starting from scratch,” Fauci told reporters during a press briefing.
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In fact, the White House is starting far