As part of an epic takedown of Fox News host Tucker Carlson for his COVID conspiracy theories, MSNBC host Chris Hayes nailed the host for being a coward because he won't go after his own company for the mask and vaccine mandates.
Carlson, along with Laura Ingraham, have raged against the vaccine, but refuse to say whether or not they are personally vaccinated. It is likely because Fox News has one of the strictest vaccine mandates and if people aren't vaccinated, they require people to be tested daily. When Fox and other networks were in lockdown for safety, their hosts were doing shows from their own homes to protect themselves.
"The calls are coming from inside the house," said Hayes.
"Tucker Carlson, who works in news, doesn't seem to care one way or the other," if a report is true, said Hayes. "Do not underestimate how many lies are being pumped into people watching these shows."
He cited a recent Media Matters report revealing that Fox News has pushed false claims undermining vaccines in 99 percent of the days in the past six months.
"While Rupert Murdoch's Fox News is the source of so much of this, they have been running one of the most destructive disinformation campaigns I've ever seen, Rupert Murdoch himself was among the first in line to get a vaccine back in the UK back in December of last year, strongly encouraged people around the world to get it. Not only that, Fox News also has a vaccine mandate stronger than the one proposed by President Joe Biden. They're requiring any unvaccinated employees to be tested every day."
Hayes went on to show a look behind the curtain, showing footage of their newly renovated Washington, D.C. news bureau. Every person was wearing a mask.
"And they are also all vaccinated or getting tested daily because that's the corporate requirement," said Hayes. "So inside Fox News, everyone takes this seriously. They're in on the joke, I guess? They understand the science is quite solid. They understand the methods of preventing infection, severe illness, hospitalization and death. The methods for maintaining a safe workplace are all pretty clear. When they go on air, they undermine that exact message. Tucker Carlson's even launched a little personal campaign against the horrible tyrannical employers out there who require their employees to get vaccinated."
Hayes cited interviews that Carlson has been giving where he brings on people who've been fired or are being required to get the vaccine.
"I left my job when policies were being rolled out at our hospital that would ultimately initiate the segregation of its staff on who was vaccinated versus who was unvaccinated," said one woman who appeared on his show.
"Tucker, buddy, I've got news for you: the call is coming from inside the house!" joked Hayes. "Your own bosses are doing this. And I've got to ask, why don't you have the courage of your convictions?"
See the takedown in the video below:
Why hasn't Tucker Carlson gone after Murdoch for vaccine mandates? www.youtube.com