Fox NewsPersona Geraldo Rivera may have swiped at some of his network colleagues Tuesday, railing against “vaccinated commentators” who whip followers into a frenzy about their rights not to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Nothing is more contemptibleMore than vaccined commentators exhorting their non-vaccinated supporters to defend their rights. It’s like the punk ― safe on the street ― urging the guy in the ledge to jump,” he tweeted.
Last month, Rivera tweeted something similar, saying he had “zero tolerance for anti-vaxers.”
“I detest vaccinated dick heads who urge the unvaccinated to ‘fight for their freedom,’ the mob urging the man on ledge to jump,” he wrote.
Though he didn’t name names, the description could apply to certain colleagues at Fox News, where at least 90% of the staff has been vaccinated but certain hosts ― most notably Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and their guests ― routinely spread anti-vaccine nonsense and undermine efforts to get more of the population immunized.
Similar actions were taken by other personalities on the network. Over the weekend, “Fox & Friends” weekend hosts Will Cain and Rachel Campos-Duffy declared it was “propaganda” for “Sesame Street” to educate children about vaccines and spread misinformation about kids’ risks from coronavirus. For children aged 5-11 years old, the U.S. government approved a lower dose Pfizer vaccine.
Although some network hosts have made public their vaccination status, neither Carlson or Ingraham have.
Rivera once was a friend Donald Trump’s who has been critical of the former president since he started lying about the 2020 presidential election, has publicly criticizedMany of his fellow colleagues, including Carlson, Dan Bongino or and, have been there. Sean Hannity
He was last month called Carlson’s suggestion that the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 was a “false flag” operation “bullshit.”