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Horror, horror, a university president liked Berenson's tweets. Somebody please call the fire fighters and the National Guard!
Welcome to American “news” in 2023.
Nobody with a half-functioning brain would accept anyone’s Twitter “likes” as “news.” But not in the neo-USSR!
This poor lad may lose his job as a university president over “liking” Berenson’s tweets. And evidently, Susan Snyder, who pretends to do jounalism for The Philadelpia Inquirer, even diligently counted how many tweets by Berenson he “liked.”
Time well spent!
Thomas Jefferson University’s Board of Trustees is on it though. Thank God.
The chief executive officer of Thomas Jefferson University said he was “disappointed” in president Mark Tykocinski’s “careless use” of his Twitter account in which he “liked” tweets that question the science of COVID-19 vaccines and call gender reassignment surgery “child mutilation.”
Tykocinski is a Yale-educated molecular immunologist and academic leader who was elevated from provost to president July 1 and has worked at Jefferson for 16 years. He reports to Cacchione, who oversees the entire Jefferson enterprise, including the health system, which has a separate president.
Cacchione’s email to the Jefferson community, which included a letter of apology from Tykocinski, came a day after The Inquirer published a story in which employees and others were critical of Tykocinski’s “like” history on his Twitter account, which identifies him as president of Jefferson and dean of the Sidney Kimmel Medical College.
“Two years after their introduction, the mRNAs Covid vaccines have proven to be what we all should have expected,” said a Dec. 11 tweet by Alex Berenson, once called “the pandemic’s wrongest man” by the Atlantic. “Another in a long line of overhyped, rushed, profit-driven Big Pharma flops with weak long-term efficacy and a lousy side effect profile. …”
That was among nearly 30 tweets by Berenson that Tykocinski liked in the last year. That tweet remained on Tykocinski’s “like” list as of early Monday afternoon, though some of the others that The Inquirer reported Saturday, including one calling gender reassignment surgery “child mutilation,” were removed. Of Tykocinski’s 539 “likes” that existed before the Inquirer story was posted, 348 remained by early afternoon. By midafternoon, it was down to 203.
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