Ah, I've got it! Fauci got a book deal, too! This is what we used to refer in pre-V2 days as bad companions:
Bill Barr got a book deal. Vindman got a book deal. Comey got a book deal. McCabe got a book deal. Strozk got a book deal. Yovanovitch got a book deal. Fiona Hill got a book deal. Jared Kushner got a book deal.— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) August 3, 2021
Do you sense a pattern yet?
Of course, these are all books that no one will read unless they get paid to do so. The publishers know that, too, which leads to other interesting questions--questions that Donald Trump has asked.
And if anyone objects that Fauci doesn't fit into this particular Rogue's Gallery--which is basically about the Russia Hoax--I respond that it still all fits into a larger pattern (per the Streetwise Professor):
No. The vaunted Anglosphere has proved to be ruled by authoritarians and populated by submissive and insanely risk averse cattle. It would be wrong to say that the ideal of freedom is dead. It is more accurate to say that the ideal of freedom is reviled, at least by the elites–and far too many of the non-elite have proved to be bovine in their submissiveness to their soi disant (but not really) betters.
If there is one thing that is conspicuous about the events of the past 19 months it is that for all of the strident commands to “follow the science!” public policy has been completely untethered from “the empirical world.” Instead, an arrogant priesthood has imposed a cultish, unscientific, evidence-free orthodoxy and branded as heresy any skepticism–even after the skeptics have been proved right time and again. Empirical reality is not just ignored–it is anathematized.