What's perhaps most concerning about Berenson's story is the government's potential role in censoring him.
Perhaps Twitter should have censored Biden for uttering such a demonstrably false claim.
What's deeply sad about the Berenson saga is he's a marginalized outcast in mainstream circles. Both sides of the political spectrum view him to be an anti-vax quack who distorts and hyperbolizes COVID data to push some kind of conspiratorial propaganda. The Atlantic published a hit-piece on him last year entitled "The Pandemic's Wrongest Man."
I’ve been in both liberal and conservative circles where he has been openly mocked as some kind of mentally deranged activist. Demonization and condemnation of Berenson’s fearless reporting from the start of COVID has become completely accepted.
Other than regular appearances on Joe Rogan and Tucker Carlson—which is an incredible privilege—Berenson is deemed too controversial for other platforms. Even podcasters and commentators in the alternate, contrarian ("IDW") space don't go anywhere near him. It’s shameful.
The pandemic has produced a mass hypnosis effect. Many prominent figures who shared real cynicism toward our increasingly politicized institutions abandoned reason and skepticism because the vaccines symbolized "objective science" (unlike leftist postmodernism). Except they didn't—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and public health authorities appeared to repeatedly distort the data and misled the public in order to maximize profits and meet quotas.
The bizarre new Big-Pharma-capture of once-critical journalistic outlets has led to publications refusing to report on the new Alex Berenson news. Other than Fox News, The Daily Mail, and The Epoch Times, virtually no major publications have covered Berenson's landmark settlement.
What's more, a good friend of mine who's a reporter at a top U.S. publication pitched a story about Berenson to his editors and they outright rejected it without any reason. Mainstream media appears to not want to cover a story that would seemingly vindicate an “anti-vax conspiracy theorist.”
Such are the censorious times we live in.
Thank goodness for indomitable truth-seekers like Alex Berenson.