April 4, 2021

Fox "news" still seems determined to kill off as many of their viewers as possible and to make sure we never get this pandemic under control. The network has done everything humanly possible to make things worse from day one, whether it was carrying water for Trump who downplayed the pandemic and called it a hoax, attacking mask mandates and lockdowns, or promoting dangerous anti-vaxxers.

Now that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared that he'll ban "vaccine passports" in his state, announcing at a press conference last week that he plans to introduce "an executive function" that would prohibit businesses from refusing service to anyone that has not received a coronavirus vaccine, Fox is all-in for regulating businesses as long as it means promoting the "freedom" to get everyone around you sick.

On this Saturday's Justice with Judge Jeanine, host Jeanine Pirro played a clip from DeSantis' press conference and asked guest Kayleigh McEnany for her thoughts on his comments.

MCENANY: Gov. DeSantis is exactly right as he has been all throughout the pandemic. You know, we've seen this model for the last year, the freedom model of dealing with the pandemic, which is embodied by Florida and Ron DeSantis, and then the coercion control model embodied by the Gov. Newsom of California and Gov. Cuomo of New York, and look who turned out to be right all along—the freedom model, allowing people to live their lives without mask mandates, without onerous regulations and lockdowns that go on and on and on, closing churches.

And now this vaccine passport is just another way to control the American people. It's absolutely wrong. It's antithetical to freedom. It's antithetical to the American way and good for Gov. DeSantis for recognizing it.

As the article at Raw Story noted, "As of Tuesday, March 30, Florida has the third-highest COVID outbreak in the United States with more than 2 million reported cases and over 33,000 COVID-related deaths." But that's the model the rest of the country should be following in Fox-world.

Pirro and McEnany then proceeded to conflate private businesses and what they do with your personal information with the government, and whether databases with that information "might be used for the wrong reasons," and accused Democrats of hypocrisy by conflating Republicans' use of voter-ID for voter suppression with private industry wanting to require proof of vaccination to help ensure the health and safety of their customers.

Fox may not be quite as far out in left field as wingnut troll Congresswoman and QAnon nutjob Marjorie Taylor Greene, who called vaccine passports Biden's Mark of the Beast, but they're only one small step behind her with this dangerous nonsense.

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