MSNBC host Chris Hayes slammed Fox News hosts for in search of rankings by bashing President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing mandates all whereas working for a community that has a vaccination requirement of its personal.
Biden introduced earlier this month that companies with 100 workers or extra could be required to mandate COVID-19 vaccines or weekly testing, prompting uproar from right-wing media and politicians. It laid the groundwork for a Republican Party fundraising frenzy and was described by one Fox News insider as “great for ratings,” the Daily Beast reported.
Hayes, referring to that article, stated that Fox News knew what it was doing.
“The issue rates, so that’s why they’re leaning into it. Despite the fact that it might get their own viewers sick or killed. Despite the fact that Fox News has a vaccine requirement itself,” he stated, alongside a display graphic studying “COVID grifters.”
More than 90% of Fox Corp. workers have been totally vaccinated in opposition to coronavirus, and those that weren’t could be required to get examined every day, in line with a memo despatched out by the corporate’s human sources chief this month. Employees have been required to add their vaccination standing on an organization system.
In spite of the inner coverage, many vaccinated Fox News hosts have publicly decried Biden’s less-strict mandate, casting it as tyrannical and authoritarian.
“Daily testing. That is five times as onerous as the policy Joe Biden proposed that unvaccinated workers be tested weekly,” Hayes stated, “the policy they’re railing against day in and day out and calling it tyranny.”
“Notice, by the way in which, they don’t name out their very own employer. They may if they’d any braveness. If you suppose it’s tyranny, you may do this on air. But you gained’t.
“And I am willing to bet you that nearly all those people who go on air every night and rail against it — they are vaccinated. Their loved ones are vaccinated. They are selling this poison because it is profitable for them. And they truly do not care.”