The left is denouncing this as an example of right-wing hypocrisy.
I’m pretty sure that is the exact opposite of what it actually is.
Conservative news outlet Newsmax says it will implement a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for its staff.
The right-wing news network has told employees that they have to be fully vaccinated by 4 January or undergo weekly testing.
The outlet made the announcement in an email to staff, according to Mediate, and said it was bringing in the mandate because of Occupational Health and Safety Administration vaccine rules.
The White House announced the January date this week, with the OSHA mandate applying to all companies with more than 100 employees.
“To ensure that we are in compliance, we require that all vaccinated employees submit a copy of their vaccination card,” the email said, according to Mediaite.
A string of Newsmax hosts have regularly denounced vaccine mandates on air.
Just on Thursday, Steve Cortes called vaccine mandates an example of Joe Biden’s “dictatorial rule”.
“There is zero, and I mean zero, moral or ethical obligation for anyone to be compelled to get vaccinated,” said Mr Cortes on the network.
Cortes is saying he’s not going to submit.
I will not comply w/ any organization’s attempt to enforce Biden’s capricious & unscientific Medical Apartheid mandate.
I will not be forced into the injection, nor will I disclose my vaccination status.
No one should be pressured to choose between medical privacy & their job.
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) November 6, 2021
Good for him. Though it is surely the least anyone can do.
It’s going to be a Dark Winter.
Don’t let them take you alive.