BRIAN STELTER, “RELIABLE SOURCES” HOST, APRIL 11: It’s vital to see all these TV anchors, personalities exhibiting themselves getting the shot. We’ve seen a number of vaccine selfies from plenty of of us at plenty of totally different networks. It’s been actually inspiring to see. You know, the “Today” Show even introduced the co-hosts outdoors for a dwell group vaccination this week, and Rachel Maddow on Friday on MSNBC talked about how she was actually terrified of the needle, actually nervous about it, and but it was vital to get the shot. And she did, and there she is speaking about it on air.
So I say all of that to make the next level. Where are Tucker and Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, the place’s Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade? Where are the largest stars on Fox getting vaccinated? I get it is a private selection. I get that is between, you already know, the hosts and their well being care supplier. But everyone else is doing all of it throughout tv. All these anchors are rolling up their sleeves. Why do you assume we have not seen the largest stars on Fox News get vaccinated or present us their vaccine selfies?
So now virtue signaling consists of telling folks to virtue sign.
OK, Brian, I’ll chunk. Why have not we made an arrogance show of our vax standing? Because it is none of your [expletive] enterprise.
If Brian Stelter believes private medical information must be publicized, he can begin along with his ldl cholesterol. His HDL numbers are decrease than his rankings. The World Obesity Federation discovered threat of dying from COVID-19 is ten occasions greater in international locations the place the inhabitants is chubby, and he is accusing Fox of not setting a wholesome instance? That’s as wealthy because the frosting on his morning strudel. If Stelter needs to do a health “Battle of the Network Stars,” depend me in, until it is a pie consuming contest.
Last week I referred to as NCS The Shame Network, as a result of all it does is look down at Americans, but it surely’s really worse than that. It’s now formally pro-peer pressure. Let’s replay Brian’s key argument, lets?
STELTER: Where are the largest stars on Fox getting vaccinated? I get it is a private selection … however everyone else is doing it.
That’s an excellent level, Brian. So does that imply you’ll begin exhibiting your information sources, since different reporters are doing it? You know what else different individuals are doing? Thirty minutes of cardio.
Actually, saying it’s best to do one thing as a result of different individuals are doing it is not what I might name knowledge. That’s what your worst pal from grade faculty says. It’s how Bob Lawson bought me to eat slugs (that, and they had been scrumptious).
As it occurs, I bought my shot, and there is a cause you did not see it: Not every little thing must be made for TV. You know what occurs whenever you assume like that? This:
A totally manufactured second, all to get it on TV and sign his virtue as if he was down there the entire time and not throughout the the road picking fights with locals. So perhaps fear much less about exhibiting off and extra about being actual.
The reality is, if comorbidity may speak, its identify can be Brian Stelter. According to The Washington Post, one research attributed 30% of COVID hospitalizations to weight problems. So reasonably than demanding we parade our virtuousness, Stelter must be exhibiting us what he is doing to get higher. Instead, he is tearing a rotator cuff patting himself on the again. If this man did one sit-up for each time he shamed different folks, he’d have an eight-pack in two days.
But you see, it isn’t about bettering well being. It’s about exhibiting off whereas shaming you. Reducing physique fats is the primary life-style change that improves your possibilities in opposition to COVID, and it requires self-control, which is precisely why it is much less well-liked than the apple slices in your Happy Meal. NCS would reasonably elevate their coronary heart charges by making folks hate one another. Instead of a vaccine passport, perhaps they like a scarlet letter.
My humble recommendation: If you’ve heightened dangers for COVID, deal with them earlier than judging others. Stelter is behaving just like the man who smokes cigarettes and then criticizes you for consuming purple meat.
The reality is, should you get a vaccine as a result of somebody on TV did, you are an fool. Take duty for your self and make up your personal thoughts. You can nonetheless do this in America, I believe.