NYT Reporter Ridiculed For Fawning “Sophisticated, Vaccinated” Description Of Obama Party Guests
NYT White House correspondent Annie Karni faced ridiculed for describing the guests who attended Barack Obama’s maskless super spreader party as “sophisticated, vaccinated.”
During an appearance on CNN, Karni said that attendees represented a “sophisticated, vaccinated” crowd, and guests were “following all the safety precautions,” while claiming criticism of the party was “overblown.”
“a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd” pic.twitter.com/qzh3glcQTQ
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) August 8, 2021
In reality, there were no tests performed to ascertain whether anyone was vaccinated and it’s perfectly plausible that some of the vaccinated guests at the event could have spread the virus to unvaccinated staff.
Numerous images also show Obama and guests fraternizing maskless and in close proximity, even as vaccinated Americans are told to mask up once again and keep their distance to stop the spread of the delta variant.
Innumerable respondents on Twitter skewered Karni for her groveling description of hypocritical elitists having fun while some Americans are still unable to see their elderly relatives.
“A NYT reporter on CNN justifying Obama’s huge maskless birthday bash because he only invited “a sophisticated, vaccinated crowd” is about as emblematic of liberal discourse as it gets,” wrote Glenn Greenwald.
“What happened to all the concerns about vaccinated people passing Delta to the unvaccinated?”
Yes, it’s a pandemic and a crisis, but let the sophisticated people have their fun!
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 8, 2021
“Yes, it’s a pandemic and a crisis, but let the sophisticated people have their fun!” he jibed.
Others mocked Karni over her bizarre suggestion that “sophisticated” people are immune to viruses.
Of course viruses don’t attack sophisticated people, Muffy! 🦠 https://t.co/l50zvvLZYG
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) August 8, 2021
I guess from now on, the virus will be asking if you’ve read War and Peace before it infects you. If you are sophisticated enough to have read it, you’ll get a pass.
— Mehdi Farbod (@Mehdi_Farbod) August 8, 2021
Oh that explains it. As long as you are rich and sophisticated, you are safe from Covid. All the rest of us lower level citizens must practice social distancing.
— Lain C (@LainC14) August 8, 2021
Karni later tried to walk back her statement by insisting it was just a comment made by someone at the party.
Watch the full clip.
The Q was, what do people on the island think of the party? The A was me summarizing views of ppl I spoke with: some are upset, + others think the concerns about it are overblown. “Sophisticated crowd” was from a quote in the story:https://t.co/IZTRj6kU2H https://t.co/IWJbbF4CnJ
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) August 8, 2021
As we highlighted earlier, despite reports that the party had been “scaled back” due to COVID concerns, on Sunday it was still going on.
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