They assume special status for themselves. Should they ever get busted for anything, the first thing out of their mouths is “Do you know who I am?”
Given the revelation that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson never got vaccinated while almost all other local, broadcast and cable news hosts and personalities browbeat and shamed their viewers to get vaccinated for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can’t be honestly assumed that he was the only one who didn’t get the jab.
After months of amplifying vaccine skepticism while refusing to disclose his own immunization status, Fox News host Tucker Carlson told attendees at a recent megachurch event that he’s not had a single COVID-19 shot.
“I skipped the first three; I’m not getting that one either,” Carlson said of additional booster shots while speaking at San Diego’s Awaken Church earlier this month, according to audio obtained by the Daily Beast and first reported by Voice of San Diego. He claimed he was not against vaccines but took issue with the ones protecting against COVID-19.
“I’ve had like a million of them,” he said of vaccines. But as for COVID-19 shots, he said: “I look at these people, like, this just does not make sense at all. And I have no idea what’s up here, but whatever you’re telling me, it’s just not true.”
—Huffington Post, 4/12/22
It even went out for mass consumption that those in the media were required to get vaccinated as an example to all of us.
It does not appear Fox News is mandating staffers be vaccinated before entering their respective bureaus. At least not yet. Other media companies, namely WarnerMedia and Disney, are not allowing staffers to be in the office unless they have been vaccinated. In fact, WarnerMedia-owned CNN recently fired three staffers for entering the office unvaccinated. It does not appear Fox News is taking the big “mandatory vaccination” step at the moment.
— TV Newser, 8/17/21
So the food-for-thought question should be how many of those who were demanding we all get vaccinated (so we don’t kill others) didn’t get vaccinated themselves? Those who got jabbed and still caught COVID-19 made sure we knew about their suffering.
TODAY anchors get their COVID-19 vaccinations live on the plaza
Savannah Guthrie exits ‘Today’ mid-broadcast and tests positive for COVID-19 — again
Megyn Kelly mocks third bout of COVID-stricken Savannah Guthrie: ‘She’s had all the vaccines’
Al Roker Struggles with Blood Clots After COVID-19 Vaccine
Whoopi Goldberg receives COVID-19 vaccine
Triple vaxxed Whoopi Goldberg says Covid diagnosis was a ‘shock’
Maddow: If You’ve Been Putting Off Vaccination, The Time To Do It Is Now.
Rachel Maddow Hosts Show From Home Due To Covid Exposure
Viewers demand apology from MSNBC, Rachel Maddow for previous COVID vaccine comments
How many of those local and national prompter-readers who demanded we get vaxxed, got vaxxed themselves and still contracted the virus ever said sorry to the millions who listen to them and still got sick? There’s a good chance their viewers may not even know they got sick; they were “on assignment”, vacation, leave, etc.
While Tucker Carlson didn’t demand his viewers get vaccinated and was routinely blasted for being a skeptic, many others on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, NPR, PBS, and almost all of their affiliated reminded us hourly of our civic duty. Remember, these people deemed themselves special. They would never risk their and their family’s health if they didn’t have to. The general public’s health is only of genuine concern if the special has to be in their proximity.
They’re also privy to information they can selectively withhold from the public, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that some knew the vaccine might not be as advertised and opted not to personally follow the demands they were making to their audiences.
It could very well be coincidental, but I can’t seem to find any verification on Chris Hayes’ vaccination status. You’d think he’d want to lead by example and let the whole world know.
Albert Bourla didn’t want to cut the line. Yeah, sure.
Of course, we’ll never know the answer to those and many more questions. While they revel in their abilities to destroy the lives of anyone they report about, the journalist class demands we observe and respect their privacy so any question as to their vaccination status is none of our business.