“Fox & Friends” got contentious on Thursday as co-host Brian Kilmeade loudly decried forcing school children under the age of 12 to wear masks, while co-hosts Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt strongly defended masking up and vaccinations.
The clash follows President Biden revealing during his CNN town hall on Wednesday night that the CDC is considering mandatory masks for children under the age of 12 who are not currently eligible for the vaccine. “The CDC is going to say everyone under the age of 12 should probably be wearing a mask in school,” Biden stated. “Those over the age of 12, if you are vaccinated, you shouldn’t wear a, of course, that. If you aren’t vaccinated, you should be wearing a mask.”
Kilmeade was angered by the development and declared “that’s unbelievable, kid abuse again.” He continued, “There’s a zero percent chance of death, zero to four years old, from this virus statistically; from five to 17, 0.1% of people have lost their lives in that age group,” Kilmeade stated. “So you’re going to mask up an entire generation for maybe two full years. Can you imagine that?”
That’s when a fatherly Steve Doocy piped up taking a condescending tone with Kilmeade. “As Griff said, it’s all about because the kids are not vaccinated,” he admonished his colleague.
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Kilmeade didn’t take it on the chin in passing the way Doocy evidently thought he would. He fired back, “They don’t need to be statistically. Statistically, they don’t need to be vaccinated.” He’s always been a skeptic of Fauci, mask mandates, and forced vaccinations.
Ainsley Earhardt staggered into the exchange missing Kilmeade’s point entirely, saying, “Most of them don’t get symptoms if they get COVID, but I still don’t want my daughter to get the new variant. I don’t want her to get COVID at all.”
Kilmeade stood firm and informed his co-hosts, “Right now, statistically 2% of all cases in kids. The downside is kids are not going to develop emotionally for an entire two years now through those ages that are so vital for their development.”
Doocy again spoke to Kilmeade as if he were a child, “The worry is the kid would pick it up at school and take it home and kill somebody in their family. That’s why they are considering that.”
“Then that family member can get vaccinated!” Kilmeade remarked. “If an adult is vaccinated, there is no problem. If they chose not to get vaccinated, that’s their problem!”
Doocy tried to educate his colleague, “But, Brian, there are 90 million Americans that are not vaccinated.” Kilmeade echoed the Constitution by proclaiming, “That’s their choice!”
This was not Doocy’s first salvo on vaccinations. He pushed it on Monday as well.
He told viewers, “99% of the people who died have not been vaccinated. What they are trying to do is make sure that all of the people who have not been vaccinated get vaccinated.”
Doocy added, “Unfortunately, and this is one of the reasons apparently that and the administration came out last week, the Joe Biden administration is very frustrated. They have not been able to get Facebook to get rid of some of the disinformation. The disinformation is online. The vaccine is killing lots and lots of people. Or it changes your D.N.A. Or their little microchips. None of that is true.”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade countered: “You make your own decision. It’s available to everyone. We’re not doctors. You can say, ‘We got it,’ but I’m not gonna go there and give you other medical advice.”
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