Many years after Democrat-affiliated predator Jeffrey Epstein was convicted of sex crimes, Conservative Inc. was shilling for the man in their most hollowed publication, praising his business acumen and his record of philanthropy to the sciences.
The National Review, the ‘Never Trump’ headquarters heading up to the 2016 presidential election, released a gushing profile of Epstein in 2013, written by Christina Galbraith, who was listed as a science writer by the publication but was in actuality Epstein’s publicist.
“The study of evolution is always moving, but nowhere has it been livelier than in Brattle Square, where, ten years ago, a financier named Jeffrey Epstein set up the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics with a $30 million gift to the university, $6.5 million of which was a current-use gift to the PED,” Galbraith wrote about the generosity of her boss.
She noted that Epstein helped fund scientists such as “Stephen Hawking, Marvin Minsky, Eric Lander, George Church, and Nobel laureate physicists Gerard ’t Hooft, David Gross, and Frank Wilczek” to promote his record of philanthropy. He is presented as a pioneer, rather than a predator, by the William F. Buckley-founded magazine.
Going through the writing, it becomes rather obvious that it was written by an author with much invested in whitewashing Epstein’s record. The underlying scientific basis of the article is just a veneer so the alleged virtuosity of this sex criminal can be promoted.
“Epstein is first and foremost a problem solver, interested in strategy and intellectual puzzles,” Galbraith wrote, before adding that he “has given thoughtfully to countless organizations that help educate underprivileged children, notably in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where his foundation is based.”
Galbraith did mention Epstein’s scandals, but only as a quick aside before going back into promoting the seedy financier and his contributions to scientific achievement.
“And while Jeffrey Epstein remains an obscure figure, tarnished now by a series of scandals involving underage women, one of which led to an 18-month jail sentence, he is nonetheless the talented catalyst, the accelerator of all this medical discovery,” she wrote.
“We took down the piece, and regret publishing it,” National Review editor Rich Lowry said in lieu of his fledgling, irrelevant publication being embarrassed by this news.
According to a New York Times report, HuffPost and Forbes also published similar pro-Epstein puff pieces following his conviction for sex crimes.
The National Review, which has portrayed itself as the principled standard bearer of true conservatism for generations, has shown that they will do public relations for a confirmed left-wing sex predator if it helps their bottom line.
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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