The New York Times overlooked months of failures by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s newest director to publish a fawning puff piece about her career.
The NYT article headlined, “The C.D.C.’s New Leader Follows the Science. Is That Enough?” describes Director Rochelle Walensky as “a fierce advocate and an empathetic scientist” dedicated to “following the science.”
The author uses every opportunity to take jabs at the Trump administration while propping up Walensky as a “leader who put science above politics” and boosted morale in the agency. The article even cites Dr. Anthony Fauci as giving the director his vote of confidence even though his own reputation is largely tainted.
“Give her a little time,” he said. “By the end of one year, everybody’s going to be raving about her. I guarantee it.”
The author’s commitment to propping up Walensky is not hidden, but her inability to mention any of the severely flawed and even scandalous decisions the