WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas apologized on Sunday for giving an interview to Russia’s Kremlin-backed television station RT, saying he was unaware the outlet was a registered foreign agent in the United States.
Dr. Atlas, the neuroradiologist who knows virtually nothing about epidemiology is equally ignorant about Russian propaganda channels. He gave an interview to RT, which originally stood for “Russia Today,” a major outlet for Russia’s official position but claimed he didn’t know it was run by the Kremlin.
Any intelligent person would have someone vet the media source before agreeing to speak on the record to their reporters. Not so with Dr. Atlas.
However, I for one think that you need not worry. If Dr. Atlas dispensed the same erroneous claptrap to the Russians as he does to the American people, he just kneecapped Vladimir Putin’s efforts to get past the COVID-19 epidemic.
Those who can, do. Those who can’t teach. Those who haven’t a clue drone on endlessly to anyone who will listen And, yes, at least some become radiologists.