The CEOs of Pfizer and BlackRock this week found themselves face-to-face with actual journalists while in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum conference.
Rebel News reporters confronted Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla as he walked to the event location surrounded by his entourage. Bourla, who has enjoyed reverential treatment from news outlets and social media platforms throughout the pandemic, looked visibly uncomfortable as the journalists lobbed questions that no media operative has dared ask the pharma mogul.
“Mr. Bourla, can I ask you, when did you know the vaccines did not stop transmission? How long did you know that without saying it publicly?” asked Rebel News Founder and CEO Ezra Levant.
Pfizer’s President of International Developed Markets Janine Small made waves in October when she admitted during an EU Parliamentary hearing that Pfizer did not have data on the COVID-19 injection’s ability to prevent transmission before going to market.
But in the three months since, no self-described “journalist” has asked Bourla why he tweeted in April 2021 that the “COVID-19 vaccine was 100% effective in preventing #COVID19 cases in South Africa. 100%!”
“Thank you very much,” said Bourla as he tried to avoid the journalists.
“We now know that the vaccines do not stop transmission, but why did you keep it secret?” Levant pressed. “You said it was 100% effective. Then 90%. Then 80%. Then 70%. But we now know that the vaccines do not stop transmission. Why did you keep that secret?”
“Have a nice day,” said Bourla, again trying to escape the reporters.
“I won’t have a nice day until I know the answer,” said Levant, who was then joined by Rebel News reporter Avi Yemini. The two journalists took turns pelting Bourla with queries, none of which he answered.
YEMINI: “Is it time to apologize to the world, sir? To give refunds back to the countries that poured all their money into your vaccine that doesn’t work, your ineffective vaccine?” asked Yemini. “Are you not ashamed of what you’ve done in the last couple years?”
LEVANT: “Do you have any apologies to the public, sir?”
YEMINI: “Are you proud of it? You’ve made millions on the backs of people’s entire livelihoods. How does it feel to walk the streets as a millionaire on the backs of the regular person at home in Australia, in England, in Canada?”
LEVANT: “What do you think about on your yacht, sir? What do you think about on your private jet? Are you worried about product liability? Are you worried about myocarditis?”
Pfizer famously is not liable for any side effects from the vaccine.
YEMINI: “What about the sudden deaths?”
LEVANT: “What do you have to say about young men dropping dead of heart attacks every day? Why won’t you answer these basic questions?”
A peer-reviewed study from MIT last year showed the COVID-19 vaccine is directly correlated to a 25% increase in cardiac events, mostly among men under 40.
YEMINI: “Do you think you should be charged criminally for some of the criminal behavior you’ve obviously been a part of?”
LEVANT: “How much money have you personally made off the vaccine?”
Bourla personally amassed $24.3 million in 2021 alone, and Pfizer projects $34 billion in sales revenue for 2022.
YEMINI: “How many boosters do you think it’ll take for you to be happy enough with your earnings?”
LEVANT: “Who did you meet with here in secret? Will you disclose who you met with? Who did you pay commissions to? In the past, Pfizer has paid $2.3 billion in fines for deceptive marketing. Have you engaged in that same conduct again?”
Indeed, Pfizer paid a $2.3 billion settlement in 2009 for defrauding the public with its anti-inflammatory drug Bextra and illegally promoting others. Bourla has not been asked about this by any mainstream media operative throughout the entire pandemic.
LEVANT: “Are you under investigation like you were before for deceptive marketing, sir?”
Bourla in fact promoted the Pfizer shots for children in a December 2021 interview with the BBC before it had been approved, though a UK appellate court exonerated Bourla.
YEMINI: “If any other product in the world doesn’t work as promised you get a refund. Should you not refund to countries that laid out billions for your ineffective vaccine?”
LEVANT: “Are you used to only sympathetic media, so you don’t know how to answer any questions?”
The group then arrived at Bourla’s destination and the CEO was ushered into the convention center. The Rebel News reporters noted that they were denied accreditation and were not allowed into the conference.
Bourla is not used to being confronted by journalists, instead being accustomed to praise and hero-worship from news outlets.
During a trip last year to Israel, the first country to sign a vaccine contract with Pfizer and experiment with the injections, Bourla gave an interview to Israel’s Channel 12 operative Yonit Levy. Levy, who was so awestruck she stammered through her questioning, told Bourla he was “a walking miracle”.
But Bourla was not the only one subjected to journalism in Davos.
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink, who leads the world’s largest money management company and oversees $10 trillion in assets, was also confronted by a Rebel News reporter as he walked the streets of Davos.
Fink is on the World Economic Forum’s board of trustees and has been notoriously open about “forcing” businesses to conform to a totalitarian form of investing called environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG). ESG is a grading system for companies and countries — and soon people, experts warn — based on how well they conform to the prevailing narrative on environmental and social issues.
In 2017, Fink said he will force businesses to comply with ESG edicts.
“You have to force behaviors, and at BlackRock, we’re forcing behaviors,” he said then, and has made good on his word since.
While walking outside the Belvedere Hotel in Davos, Fink ran into Rebel News reporter Callum Smiles.
“Larry Fink, why does an unelected person like yourself who’s on the board of the WEF despite just being a senior member of staff at BlackRock, why do you have such a large say on the direction of global policy?”
Fink recently cut a deal with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to coordinate investments in rebuilding the country.
“Can you tell us what you’re doing here today?” Smiles pressed. “Come on, Larry, place nice. Can you answer that one question for me? Surely if you have such a big say in what happens in the world, you should surely be able to tell us why you’re here, why you’re doing it? If this is for the benefit of the world, why can’t you tell us? Is it because what you’re doing is nefarious?”