News Politics: I can’t think of another public servant who has done as much to save as many lives for as long as Dr. Tony Fauci,” said White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain shortly after the doctor revealed he will retire in December. He is also a wonderful person. Donald Trump Jr. tweeted shortly after that Fauci was resigning from his position as President Biden’s senior medical advisor, “presumably to avoid being questioned by a GOP controlled house on how he got everything so wrong for so long.” The conflicting stories were in progress.
Fauci was a constant presence on the airwaves, graced magazine covers and generally used his post as head of the infectious-disease institute to become perhaps the most famous–and controversial–physician on the planet. It was little surprise, then, that he did interviews with the New York Times and Washington Post the night before making yesterday’s announcement. A comparison of the two stories is quite illuminating. The Post basically nailed it, combining both his prominence and his political battles in the lead: