President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders all donned masks for Saturday’s remembrance of the 9/11 attacks — but for the television cameras and photo opportunities only.
Once the camera lights went off at the large Ground Zero gathering, the masks came off, as relayed by the New York Post (and several thousand social media posts).
So it appears that the mask-wearing was little more than “cosmetic theatre,” as OutKick founder Clay Travis often refers to it. The NY Post agreed in its editorial.
“Every one of these people is vaccinated. They don’t need to wear masks — that’s the point of vaccines,” the Post wrote. “They know this is stupid. But they insist on doing this performative COVID-19 dance so that they can keep mask mandates nationwide in our stores, our theaters, our schools.”
Basically, if masks matter, they shouldn’t only matter when being photographed or filmed. They should always matter. Otherwise, it’s pure political hypocrisy.
“Liberal commentators and politicians don’t understand why so many distrust them,” the Post opined. “It’s because Americans have seen more than a year of ‘Don’t go out in groups, but anti-cop marches are OK,’ ‘Don’t go out, but I’m going to my hairdresser or French Laundry’ and ‘I wouldn’t take a Donald Trump vaccine, but now that he’s out of office, take the vaccine.'”