Jenny Beth Martin, the co-founder of Tea Party Patriots, which helped organise the doctors summit, retweeted Immanuel’s complaints that she and other participants were being “attacked, ridiculed and discredited” in the wake of the event.
“Doctors are being silenced by Big Tech,” Martin tweeted. “The leftist media don’t want hydroxychloroquine to work because it will mean President @realDonaldTrump was right!”
Gold had also taken to Twitter to criticise social media companies for “censoring Physicians from speaking about COVID-19 and Hydroxychloroquine.”
Gold has become a popular pundit on the right for her controversial takes on the coronavirus pandemic. The doctor and Stanford law school graduate has endorsed the use of the Trump-approved drug hydroxychloroquine, which the FDA says is not an effective treatment for COVID-19, and is against the use of masks, calling it a “superstition.”
Before the summit, Gold worked with Tea Party Patriots to author a form letter to President Trump labelling lock downs a “mass casualty event” and inviting Americans to ask their physicians to sign it and do an interview with Tea Party Patriots.
Gold’s admirers have also taken up the fight. She’s been a big hit on the right wing podcast circuit, doing interviews with pundits Dennis Prager, Charlie Kirk, and radio host Mark Levin. All three have since criticised the social media crackdown on content from the summit, with Prager University republishing Immanuel’s criticism of Dr. Anthony Fauci. Levin lashed out at The Daily Beast’s coverage of Immanuel, calling it a “vicious smear machine” for accurately quoting her previous remarks.
Breitbart, whose video about the summit was suspended by Facebook, reposted the offending clip on their front page.
Earlier in the day at another White Coat Summit event, Immanuel slammed “professional hacks” in medicine who have criticised the use of hydroxychloroquine. But she saved special vitriol for doctors who refuse to prescribe the drug because they’re supposedly afraid of professional consequences, calling them “good Germans” — a reference to Germans after World War II who claimed they had never supported the Nazis.
“You’re no different than a murderer,” Immanuel said. “You’re no different than Hitler.”