While many Americans are being forced to strap back on their face masks and comply with new covid mandates over fears of the delta variant the Democrat elite have a completely different set of rules. Over the weekend former President Obama celebrated his birthday with a mega party at his lavish home in Martha’s Vineyard. The event drew people and celebrities from across the country to the island and if former President Trump ever did the same it would be quickly labeled as a super spreader event by the media in seconds.
However, instead of criticizing the major event a New York Times reporter completely justified Obama’s party saying the guests are vaccinated and “sophisticated” while following all precautions.
Fox News reports:
New York Times White House Correspondent Annie Karni discussed the controversy surrounding Obama’s much-criticized Martha’s Vineyard celebration where he was seen not wearing a mask and used the term “sophisticated” crowd, saying that the guests were “following all the safety precautions.”
The clip sparked outrage on social media including from journalist Glenn Greenwald who wondered aloud why more people weren’t concerned about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus at Obama’s party.
“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,” Greenwald tweeted. “What happened to all the concerns about vaccinated people passing Delta to the unvaccinated?”
Karni attempted to clarify the clip saying the word “sophisticated” was a direct quote from one of the residents she spoke to and that she was simply conveying the beliefs that some people on the island had.
The message is clear, the media is only going to attack Republicans for the virus while Democrats get a free pass.