Glenn Greenwald discusses criticism of Fauci overseeing 'medically unjustifiable' experiments on dogs

Journalist Glenn Greenwald made comments on Hill.TV's "Rising" about criticism Anthony FauciAnthony FauciLet's stop saying 'breakthrough cases' — it isn't helping The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Voting rights week for Democrats (again) Trump-DeSantis tensions ratchet up MORE is facing with regard to government-funded experiments on animals. 

Greenwald said on Thursday that his concern with experiments on beagles are "not just about grotesque and morally atrocious experimentation on dogs and animals" but also about "how media disinformation functions in order to serve partisan aims." 

"The issue of government-funded experiments of morally unjustifiable experiments on animals has been around for many years, and suddenly, people decided because it now reflects poorly on Dr. FauciAnthony FauciLet's stop saying 'breakthrough cases' — it isn't helping The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Voting rights week for Democrats (again) Trump-DeSantis tensions ratchet up MORE that they need to start doing something to minimize or dismiss the issue or to try and shield Dr. Fauci from the growing public anger over it," he said.

"The agency controlled by Dr. Fauci acknowledges that it funds - and its agencies oversee - thousands of experiments on dogs," Greenwald added, noting that the experiments have "almost no medical value." 

"It is still the case that he is overseeing thousands and thousands of medically unjustifiable and morally grotesque experimentations on dogs," the journalist also said. 

He added that the media is detracting attention from the issue by focusing on "one single experiment that they've been able to create doubt around." 

That experiment was about a report containing misinformation that Fauci’s agency was funding beagle experiments in Tunisia. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Fauci, has denied involvement with that study, and the journal that published it later issued a correction.