MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Wednesday sarcastically suggested Tucker Carlson may soon find the courage of his convictions and quit Fox News to protest his network’s strict COVID-19 vaccine mandates for employees.
Carlson has been “the most vocal anti-vaccination voice in America media,” said Hayes, noting the conservative personality’s diatribes against President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates, which are actually less stringent than those imposed by his own employer.
“Unless he just does not actually believe any of the stuff he’s saying ― and it’s all just a craven, cynical act for ratings while he himself is vaxxed and people die needlessly by the thousands ― he might just be highlighting all those other people who showed actual courage, as he works up his own courage, you know, kind of through osmosis, to walk out,” mocked Hayes.
“Because if you truly believe you are suffering under the sadomasochistic heel of a tyrannical employer ― even if they are paying you lots and lots of money, even if you don’t want people to think you’re a total fraud ― then you have got to have the guts to call out Fox News or resign in protest,” he added, echoing a taunting line about Carlson that’s been doing the rounds on Twitter.
“There is no other option. It’s the only way forward. You can do it Tucker,” cracked Hayes. “I believe in you.”
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