Tucker Carlson and his anti-vaxx colleagues have just added another layer of hypocrisy to their rhetoric. In addition to working for a network with the kind of vaccine mandate “tyranny” they urge viewers to revolt against, Carlson and cohorts will be “special guests” at Fox Nation’s “Patriot Awards” show tonight where – you guessed it! – a COVID vaccine or proof of negative test are required for entry.
It's yet another case of anti-vaxx for thee but not for me among the Fox News set. Carlson has suggested viewers fake vaccination cards but I doubt you’ll hear him complain about the Patriot Awards requirement any more than you’ve heard him complain about the Fox News policy which is more stringent than President Biden’s. After all, if Mr. Anti-Vaxxer Carlson is too cowardly to say whether or not he’s been vaccinated (which surely means he has been), there’s no reason to expect he’ll have the stones to complain about the folks who pay him the big bucks to spew his profitable poison.
Carlson will hardly be the lone anti-vaxxer at the “Patriot Awards.” Joining him will be Laura Ingraham, Pete Hegseth and, possibly, the pièce de resistance of vaccine hypocrisy, Dan Bongino, among others. Maybe they didn’t read the not-so fine print that reveals the tyranny:
In order to attend this event attendee must show either a COVID vaccine card OR a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to the event.
There will be a mandatory check point on site for all attendees prior to entering the venue doors.
This is just the latest in Fox vaccine hypocrisy.. As we previously reported, at Rupert Murdoch's 90th birthday party a few weeks ago, guests had to show proof of vaccination and get a rapid COVID test in order to attend. Fox Corp. required vaccines or proof of a negative COVID test plus face masks at its November 10th annual shareholders meeting. All that’s on top of Fox’s personnel policy which, as mentioned above, is more stringent than the supposedly odious Biden policy.
And for the icing in the hypocrisy cake, the awards are happening in Florida. Will Fox News be fined for violating Gov. Ron DeSantis’ prohibitions against vaccine passports?
Don’t hold your breath.
(Carlson image via screen grab)
My next trip to the USA won’t be happening for a while, yet. The whole idea of spending time in crowded in air terminals is off-putting.
A little over 10% of the Italians are fervent no-vaxxers and they’re keeping the virus in circulation despite a fairly high vaccination rate (nearing 80% of eligible adults). The unvaccinated account for over half the people in hospital with Covid and over two-thirds of those in ICU beds. Further, the vast majority of the vaccinated who need hospital/ICU care are elderly with serious pre-existing ailments: the average age at death with Covid among over-80s is almost 85 years compared to under 60 for the unvaccinated.
It’s worrying to note that the no-vax movement, most of whom tend left in politics, are being hijacked by the hardline fascist organisations. My idea that the no-vax movement acts like a sort of fundamentalist religion is corroborated by the fact that the faithful are not put off by the company they are increasingly called upon to keep.
I’ve always been interested in things political from a young age, but what with establishing a life and family, didn’t have time for the particulars.
I don’t remember anymore how I found this group, but I’ve learned so much about how the media influences our perceptions by reading Ellen’s posts and all your comments. Thank you.
Joe’s Sport and Titty Bar?
Oh, that’s five words.
Sure come on down Bemused, the weather is fine for the time being. Keep in mind June 1st thru Nov 30 is hurricane season and usually the hottest time of the year.
Don’t know when the pandemic will die down though. With the travel restrictions lifted, we just had a huge influx of British visitors, reuniting with relatives, going to Disney and coming over my way to cruise from Port Canaveral. Considering England is in the grips of another surge, I’m waiting to hear what our numbers will be in a week or so. Of course, that’s if Gov DeathSentence doesn’t suppress the numbers like he ’s been doing.
What’s the word for a “harem” of males?
Yet for the sake of common decency, I’ll go with Governor DeathSentence.
But indecently, I still think Manchin and Sinema are made for each other cause he’s a big dick and she’s a c**t and since the nut fits the bolt I think the Dems plans are screwed, at least as far I would love to see them pan out.
If businesses are being fined for trying to keep their staff (and their business) safe, wouldn’t they be likely to resent a state government that looks the other way for potential mass-spreader events like that Fox shindig? I should hope so. But, then, hypocrisy is the middle name of DeSantis in particular and the GOP in general.
PS: This would be a good time to invite DeSantis to enforce his own laws and regulations. Reveal the RW double standard in all its glory.
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