With several double-meanings loaded into the script, Fox-obsessed CNN anchor and Trump nemesis Jim Acosta called out Tucker Carlson for supposedly being obsessed with the now-famous Nicki Minaj tweet about purported COVID-19 vaccine side effects.
“No doubt about it, over on Fox this week, it got a little nuts,” Acosta said, perhaps hitting below the belt, as it were, on his ratings-challenged show called CNN Newsroom.
Acosta seemed particularly triggered by a Tucker Carlson Tonight segment about the Minaj controversy with Lara Logan in which the host implied, in part, that people forfeit their freedom if they allow the government to make them take certain drugs.
“Such a sad sack,” Acosta commented in the segment embedded below, while accusing Tucker – who has said repeatedly that he is pro-vaccine – of spreading “more paranoia about getting the shot.”
“The problem is not Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s medical issues. It’s that some of the most prominent voices on the far-right, whether on Fox or their podcasts, have the ‘balls’ to tell you the truth. If you just get the vaccine, you’re protected. That’s it. If everybody gets on board, the pandemic can finally end.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) September 16, 2021
Acknowledging that about 90 percent of Fox News employees are vaccinated, “as a company, Fox appears to be siding with Dr. Fauci over Mr. Ed,” Acosta claimed. This was apparently meant as a clever attempt to disparage Ivermectin, the alternate therapeutic.
“If only reliable, trustworthy information about this pandemic could reach everybody. Instead, some big-name voices on the far-right are peddling lies for profit,” Acosta asserted.
Critics might note that Jim Acosta, who perhaps has ratings-envy for Carlson’s avidly watched show (with Acosta apparently as one of most devoted viewers), is an employee of a network that spent about four-plus years trafficking in unfounded anti-Trump conspiracy theories, whether for profit or other reasons.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free.” In a March 2021 report, the CDC indicated that “Obesity increases the risk for severe COVID-19–associated illness.”
The “vaccine-or-nothing” corporate media, as well as Big Tech, frowns upon anyone raising good-faith questions, however, about the safety or efficacy of coronavirus vaccinations or even perhaps discussing pertinent lifestyle issues.
It’s also possible to be pro-vaccine but against vaccine mandates as the concepts are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
In the segment, the grandstanding former White House correspondent during the Trump administration reminded the one or two people watching that he doesn’t appreciate anyone questioning the results of Election 2020 either.
While Acosta is correct that unvaccinated people are tragically dying, there seem to be increasing reports of so-called breakthrough infections among the already double-jabbed. VP Kamala Harris raised eyebrows when she recently tweeted that vaccinating the unvaccinated “protects” those who already have the jab.
And COVID is surging in the heavily vaccinated state of Israel.
It’s possible that Acosta or CNN may have concluded that sharing soundbites on social media is only way the channel, which President Donald Trump branded “very fake news,” can still gain traction.
For example, back in May, in a form of projection that has increasingly taken hold on the left, he accused Fox News of being a “bullsh*t factory.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) May 2, 2021
While liberal Twitter is applauding Acosta’s Fox News trolling, others disagree. Here is a sampling:
— J.D. Haltigan, PhD (@JDHaltigan) September 19, 2021
Jim works for a network that has a Cuomo defending another Cuomo, who is responsible for over 10k nursing home deaths. I don’t want to hear A WORD about Fox.
— gosuprime (@gosuprime25) September 19, 2021
It just needed to be said… @CNN doesn’t have the balls to tell the truth about stranding Americans in Afghanistan… I challenge you to KEEP a graphic in the corner of the screen with the number of days it has been, @Acosta. https://t.co/RrWMZez966
— Vapid Surplus (@VapidSurplus) September 19, 2021
— JT Badenov (@cbinflux) September 19, 2021
At some point, these people are going to learn the reason they keep bleeding viewers to Fox News is because all they cover is Fox News, so why not skip the middleman?
— #CMFL (@seeemmeffell) September 19, 2021
The media reporting on the media reporting on the media.
They *really* don’t know what to do without Trump.
— Phalanx (@insertcoinhere1) September 19, 2021
Are we not gonna talk about his hypocritical accusation of FOX being the one trying to make money off Covid? Doesn’t CNN run a ticker on their screen at all times showing Covid deaths or cases depending on the narrative?
— Kyle Engel (@KyleEngel18) September 19, 2021
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