(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Vaccine realist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., triggered a tremor around the political spectrum and threw mainstream media into a panic on Wednesday, when the Democrat Party scion filed the requisite paperwork for a 2024 presidential run.
Kennedy, the son of Robert F. Kennedy and a nephew of his brother President John F. Kennedy, has long been a thorn in the establishment’s side for his outspoken views on vaccines and Big Pharma and his criticisms of the deep state uniparty.
In a March 10 tweet exploring a possible presidential bid, Kennedy said his “top priority will be to end the corrupt merger between state and corporate power that has ruined our economy, shattered the middle class, polluted our landscapes and waters, poisoned our children, and robbed us of our values and freedoms. Together we can restore America’s democracy.”
Kennedy’s realist approach to vaccines, including work with his charity Children’s Health Defense, has helped him garner support from unlikely quarters for a Democrat, and his criticisms of the Biden administration have been an ongoing concern for party operatives.
Help me decide whether to run for President. Visit https://t.co/EX83yh9O4O to volunteer or contribute. If it looks like I can raise the money and mobilize enough people to win, I’ll jump in the race. If I run, my top priority will be to end the corrupt https://t.co/ujEHehub9T…
— Robert F. Kennedy Jr (@RobertKennedyJr) March 10, 2023
Last month, Kennedy and his Children’s Health Defense organization sued the Biden administration and myriad officials for violating the First Amendment, filing a massive class-action lawsuit for using censorship to deprive the public of accurate news during the COVID-19 pandemic and 2020 presidential election.
Despite uniformly claiming that Kennedy posed little threat in a primary challenge to President Joe Biden, mainstream media regime collaborators launched a furious and orchestrated attack against Kennedy.
CNN shill Jake Tapper led the pack, with the news anchor quickly dispelling any notion of the network’s pledge for unbiased coverage, smearing Kennedy as an “anti-vaccine quack” who was a “healthcare menace.”
The Associated Press came close to topping Tapper, implying that Kennedy’s vaccine views made him a racist and a killer. The questioning of vaccine orthodoxy made groups like mothers and black Americans more prone to distrust the vaccine, “which could have resulted in deaths during the pandemic,” the AP warned, citing unnamed “experts.”
Politico added to the hit job, painting Kennedy as conspiracy theorist, while The Hill labeled him “a longtime anti-vaccine activist.”
The mockingbird media has been activated against RFK Jr.👇 pic.twitter.com/vA5FIR4xD6
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) April 5, 2023
“Legacy Media doesn’t even pretend to be objective,” tweeted popular political commentator ALX. “Instead of just publishing a straightforward headline announcing that RFK Jr. is running, they of course have to ascribe the label ‘Anti-Vaccine Activist’ to him, as if people have never heard of the Kennedy family.”
The media backlash might have played into the hands of Kennedy if he decides to run as a “chaos agent,” something that Trump ally Steve Bannon has reportedly been encouraging for months.
Per several people familiar, Steve Bannon had been encouraging this for months and believes RFK Jr. could be both a useful chaos agent in 2024 race and a big name who could help stoke anti-vax sentiment around the country… https://t.co/Xfrqei2qea
— Robert Costa (@costareports) April 5, 2023
“Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could jump into the Republican primary for president, and only DeSantis and Trump, I think, would do better,” Bannon said earlier this year.
RFKjr is the leader in the country of the movement to hold Big Pharma accountable…
The Leader… https://t.co/esjVMWQFv0 pic.twitter.com/1TE4zZR3L8
— Grace Chong 🇺🇸 (@gc22gc) April 6, 2023
“It’s a great thing that @RobertKennedyJr is running for President as a Democrat because it’ll be the final straw for old JFK Democrats when they see how the new Democratic Party treats RFK Jr.,” tweeted Robby Starbuck. “By the end they’ll all be voting Republican when they see how insane the woke Dems are!”