Fox News host Tucker Carlson added a little clarity — with emphasis — to the latest falsehood being perpetrated by President Joe Biden, which is that Fox News requires all employees to be vaccinated.
“So, as we told you once again the other day, Joe Biden was up there on stage explaining that somehow he now has full control over every aspect of the life of every single American citizen,” he said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday. “Joe Biden, in fact, owns you. He can force you to do whatever he likes. He can even make you take powerful drugs that you don’t need or what. This is all perfectly normal, Joe Biden explained. Free will and personal autonomy are relics of the old America. They no longer exist in this country, even here at Fox News.”
Carlson then played a clip of Biden mocking the network last week while twisting corporate America’s arm to establish vaccine mandates.
“This I always get a kick out of,” the 78-year-old president said in the clip, before drawing laughter as he eerily whispered, “Fox News. Fox News requires vaccinations for all their employees.”
“Give me a break. Fox News,” Biden added, in a speech he gave last week just outside of Chicago — more on that later.
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“To be clear, we just have a show on this channel, that’s it, we don’t run the company and we would never presume to speak for the company, but as a factual matter, what Joe Biden just said is completely untrue,” Carlson countered. “It is a lie, period. We can say that with authority since we work here. Every day, literally alone among big media outlets, Fox News defends this country’s most basic civil liberties, what we used to refer to as the Bill of Rights.”
“The cynical authoritarians like Joe Biden and the ghouls around him, like Susan Rice, that just can’t be genuine,” he added. “They assume the people you see on Fox News must be pretending, pretending for money or prestige or ratings or something else. But they are wrong. We are not pretending at all. It’s real.”
Turns out, Fox News’ policy is that fully vaccinated individuals are “not required to wear a mask or socially distance while at work,” while those who are unvaccinated “must continue to comply with all of FOX’s COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines, including social distancing and mask-wearing at work unless an exception applies (e.g., they are alone in an office).”
Biden paid a visit to a Clayco construction site in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, last week to promote vaccine mandates in the workplace, which is when he went after Fox News with derision.
“People chose to get vaccinated. That’s why we’re seeing more companies signing up. I recently met with the CEOs of Disney, Microsoft, who you’re familiar with here, Walgreens, to hear about their requirements,” Biden said. “The Business Roundtable represents 200 of the largest businesses in the world and it has championed vaccination requirements to keep businesses open and workers safe.”
“America’s largest aerospace companies — Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, who I met with yesterday, the chairman of the board, Northrop Grumman — they all just announced plans to implement vaccination requirements,” the president said. “…And I came here to Clayco to thank this company for doing the right thing. Today, Clayco is announcing it’s going to require all employees to be fully vaccinated or test once a week. It matters.”
What also matters, or should, is that the CEO of the large building firm, Bob Clark, is a major Democratic donor who contributed more than $137,000 to Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, as BPR sister site American Wire News reported.
Not only that, but Clark also served as a bundler, bringing in at least $100,000 to Biden’s 2020 campaign, and he contributed $1.6 million in total to Democratic campaigns.
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