Fox News host Tucker Carlson said on his Monday show that accusations that Fox News is mandating vaccines are untrue and that President Joe Biden lied when he claimed as much.
Last week, Biden mocked hosts at the network who were raging against the COVID-19 vaccine while their company is owned by a pro-vaccine Rupert Murdoch and 90 percent of the company has been vaccinated.
But Carlson claimed that there is no vaccine mandate, but he left out quite a few facts. For example, Fox News says that you don't have to get vaccinated if you agree to submit to daily coronavirus testing. The company also has an online vaccine passport system. Carlson conveniently left the information out, not giving his viewers the full truth.
The host claimed that he and his team would "know" because they actually worked there. The problem with the argument that some indicated online is that Fox News' HR memo has been leaked online. So, viewers can read exactly what the network is mandating.
Kevin Lord, the senior vice president at Fox said in a statement, "Following our request for employees to upload their vaccination status in our secure system, we are pleased to share that more than 90 percent of our full-time employees reported that they are fully vaccinated."
Carlson is also still refusing to say whether or not he personally is vaccinated. So, while he's pushing viewers to be skeptical of the shot and any mask mandates, an overwhelming majority of Fox is vaccinated and wears masks, possibly even Carlson himself.
You can see the comments from fact-checkers below:
@Acyn Well damn. Here it is from Fox HR. https://t.co/9XsSXmfOaP— Fin FoxGuy - Moderna Vaxx'd & Voting Blue (@Fin FoxGuy - Moderna Vaxx'd & Voting Blue) 1634000438.0
Wonder why Tucker Carlson didn't take the time to explain Fox News' vaccination policy, other than to call Joe Bide… https://t.co/ou30WZxhfK— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger) 1633999982.0
@FIPmyWHIP @Acyn Looks like Tucker and the Chyron were lying. I'm not shocked.— Dave in Santa Clarita (@Dave in Santa Clarita) 1634003591.0
@Acyn According to Kevin Lord, senior VP of Fox Corp. "Following our request for employees to upload their vaccinat… https://t.co/Hhsc1YtAkj— KD (@KD) 1633998222.0
.@TuckerCarlson You must enjoy lying. Multiple news sources have reported that Fox has a vaccine mandate. You're… https://t.co/oP1yxqGI5X— Beata 🦌🏆 #VaccinesWork (@Beata 🦌🏆 #VaccinesWork) 1633998974.0
@Acyn It is what it is. FuH—TUCKER https://t.co/oeQhguDNo6— Andrea Todd (@Andrea Todd) 1634004163.0
@TuckerCarlson so if you did not get vaccinated because of a Fox vaccine mandate, why did you and your family get v… https://t.co/Kz2YWzZFiC— Simon Russell (@Simon Russell) 1634000842.0