A New York University marketing professor became the titular host of “Real Time with Bill Maher“On Friday, he explained that the strict lockdowns and school closures he advocated during the pandemic have been disastrous for children. He then called for forgiveness without apologizing.
It doesn’t appear that Scott Galloway was a foiled CNN+ host
elected once named one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow, was humbled by the experience of doing something so ruinous so wrong. In the same segment, Galloway signaled ignorance on at least one other topic, this time calling House Speaker Mike Johnson a racist.
Galloway, from NYU’s Stern School of Business, joined Maher’s show with disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cuomo’s former chief of staff Melissa DeRosa
discussamong other things, botched handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just like DeRosa
tried In her new book, Cuomo laid out the history of his handling of the pandemic in New York, particularly with regard to nursing homes, which he forced to admit COVID-19 positive patients. Two months after issuing his edict, Cuomo said he wouldn’t risk putting his own grandmother in a nursing home.
According to one
Test As State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released in March 2022, there were 13,147 nursing home deaths from April 2020 to February 2021. Only 9,076 were reported by Cuomo’s administration.
Galloway took the opportunity to claim that social media algorithms are leading critics to “denounce people and really make them look as stupid and mean as possible” – that politicians, institutions and media personalities like him have got it wrong , “providing our services”. preferably.”
“During the Corona crisis, I was on the board of my child’s school. I wanted a stricter lockdown policy,” Galloway said. “In hindsight, I was wrong. The harm to the children of keeping them out of school longer was greater than the risk.”
Although Galloway initially appeared as if he was apologizing, the UC Berkeley graduate then said, “Here’s the bottom line: myself, our great people at the CDC, I like to think the governor, we’ve all been working with incomplete information.” .” and we did our best.”
Not only does Galloway appear to have advocated for school closures at least once
complain However, Americans’ preference for individualism and freedom called for compulsory vaccinations.
In August 2021 he wrote one
Opinion piece entitled “Half America has its head up its ass. “It’s time for a vaccine mandate,” celebrating the vaccines, CNN reported reported This week increases the risk of stroke in the elderly and can lead to seizures in children. Galloway accused Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis of voluntary manslaughter over his handling of the pandemic and compared getting a novel vaccine to fighting Hitler.
“Let’s learn from this, let’s hold each other accountable, but let’s bring a little grace and forgiveness to the shitty show that was COVID,” Galloway told Maher.
Galloway is hardly the first to have done it “wrong” and recommends forgiving those who worked to close America.
Emily Oster, an economist at Brown University, wrote an article for the Atlantic last October titled “Let’s Declare a Pandemic Amnesty.”
As Galloway claimed, Oster claimed, “We didn’t know.” [G]Doing something wrong was not a moral failing.
The economist cited the closure of beaches and schools as examples of “mistakes”.
While she admitted ignorance, she claimed that “the right people were right for the wrong reasons.”
“We have to learn from our mistakes and then let them go. We must also forgive the attacks,” Oster explained, suggesting that expecting to take responsibility for some people’s “complicated decisions” “can lead to a repeating cycle of doom.”
Presumably, the forgiveness demanded by Galloway and Oster would extend to the 59% of Democratic voters who indicated so in a January 2022 Rasmussen report
Opinion poll that they still support locking the unvaccinated in their homes and that 45% said they support the government sending the unvaccinated to camps.
Maher finally gave Galloway some encouragement Friday by pointing out that Florida has done things differently when it comes to nursing homes.
Cuomo laughed at the mention of Florida, then said, “As for Scott, he’s exactly right. All the initial information was wrong.”
While Galloway admitted he was completely wrong about the lockdowns, his confidence does not appear to have been shaken when he made two new allegations.
During the “Overtime” portion of the show, the NYU professor revived the debunked Russian collusion narrative and predicted that in 2024, Russian President Vladimir Putin will use artificial intelligence, spread “misinformation” and weaponize social media platforms to “remove Biden and Harris.” ” and re-elect former President Donald Trump.
On the panel portion of the show, Galloway not only claimed that House Speaker Mike Johnson was an “architect” behind an attempt to destroy democracy, but also compared the Democratic-elected Republican from Louisiana to the former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Conqueror Ku Klux Klan.
Galloway took issue with Johnson’s religiosity and the congressman’s sense that his election as speaker was providential, saying: “The point here is that we separate church and state, that we believe in a peaceful transfer of power. And the reason why. “None of us had the time to read his resume and realize that he was David Duke lite.”
Fox News’ Jessica Tarlov, who attended the panel with Galloway, joined the audience in applauding the professor’s defamation.
Even though Maher had denigrated Johnson in his monologue, he was ready to suggest that Galloway was once again wrong.
“Well, I don’t know if he’s ‘David Duke lite.'” “I read today that he has an adopted black son,” Maher said. “I don’t think David Duke would do that.”
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