If one ever wants to peek through the solid wall of agreement that MAGA-Law enjoys presenting to the world, one need only look at the reactions to Fox and Friends between Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade during some of each other’s edges. It happened this morning when Kilmeade used the Aaron Rodgers controversy as a starting point to attack what Kilmeade calls the “awake” crowd and did so while worrying about the facts.
Rodgers is the Packers’ star quarterback who lied about his immunization status and said he was stabbed this summer. Then, after contracting COVID 19, Rodgers avoided an NFL star’s access to the most elite medical care on earth and instead chose the homeopathic route advocated by podcast star and comedian Joe Rogan.
Rodgers has been downright and rightly criticized by the NFL community and the country at large, to say nothing of Packer fans who have lost the service of their quarterback indefinitely. But Kilmeade was there to defend the indefensible, and did so by subtracting the trifecta, which was virtually incomprehensible:
“Aaron Rogers is the youngest one with this awake crowd. Aaron Rodgers is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL. “Now, because he was immunized instead of getting the vaccine and it is controversial, everyone has turned against Aaron Rodgers, the darling of mainstream media.”
Vaccinated instead of vaccinated? One could see Doocy jerking from pain we can only imagine, maybe he wants to crawl behind that famous couch.
As entertaining as it may be to see the MAGiest of the “Friends” make a fool of himself, the ridge is perhaps more dangerous than a segment one might expect to see on Tucker Carlson’s program.
“Immunity” comes through vaccination or by contracting the disease and fighting it. Science is still determining how long each period of immunity can last. Kilmeade refers to “treatment”, whether preventive or acute, not immunity. The distinction is not sophisticated and most people can easily discern the difference. However, “most” is not “all”, and it is important to correct.
Importantly, one wonders how many lives were unnecessarily lost directly as a result of Fox News transmitting misinformation. No one will ever know. But one can be sure that the number – again – is unnecessary and high.
Today was just another example of why.
Jason Miciak is a political writer, with writer, writer and lawyer. He is originally from Canada, but grew up in the Pacific Northwest as a dual Canadian-American citizen, for which he is becoming increasingly grateful every day. He now enjoys life as a single dad, writing from the shores of the Gulf Coast, getting advice from his beloved daughter and teammate. He is very much the dreamy mystic who cannot add and loves dogs more than most people. He also enjoys studying cooking, theoretical physics, cosmology and quantum mechanics. He likes pizza.
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