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Covid Nearly Killed Cavuto --Who Still Won’t ‘Debate’ Fox Anti-Vax Propaganda

Veteran Fox News host Neil Cavuto returned to the network this week after an unexplained, month-long absence to tell viewers he not only got Covid for the second time, but he nearly died. “It really was touch and go,” he said, while describing his lengthy stay in intensive care. “Doctors say had I not been vaccinated at all, I wouldn’t be here,” he added.

The miraculously safe and effective Covid vaccine saved Cavuto’s life, but that won’t change Fox News’ programming as it remains committed to pandemic nihilism and aggressively spreading lies about America’s public health crisis. Even if the immunocompromised Cavuto had died, Rupert Murdoch’s network wouldn’t have spent ten minutes reflecting on its role in the carnage that surrounds the pandemic of the unvaccinated in 2022, where nearly 2,000 people are still dying everyday simply because they refuse to get the jab.

Incredibly, Cavuto continues to be part of Murdoch’s morbid machine, even after the virus nearly took his life. Rather than deciding enough is enough, and that he can no longer be a willing accomplice to Fox News’ relentless vaccine lies, Cavuto rather meekly addressed the issue on his show. “I’m not here to debate vaccinations for you,” he announced, stressing that, “my opinions don’t matter.”

Cavuto’s weak-kneed response might have been because last year when he more forcefully urged viewers to “stop the politics” and “get vaccinated,” the host became the target of an aggressive right-wing smear campaign. “I know we live in this hyper-politicised age. I get that, I appreciate that, but I’d like to urge people of all sorts, please get vaccinated,” Cavuto announced last October. “In the end, if you can get vaccinated and think of someone else and think of what that could mean to them and their survivability from something like this, we’ll all be better off.”

In speaking honestly and passionately about the vaccine, Cavuto had crossed the line. “I want you gone. Dead. Caput. Fini. Get it?” one angry viewer wrote the host. “Now, take your two-bit advice and deep-six it, and you!”

After his second, nearly-deadly bout of Covid, as he recovered in the hospital and realized that Trump voters in Trump counties who refused to get vaccinated were dying in record numbers, Cavuto could have followed the lead of Chris Wallace, Shep Smith, and other longtime Fox News staffers who have decided to walk away from their cable TV home. Instead, after checking out of intensive care, Cavuto rejoined the network, while it eradicates more of its viewers.

Fox News is never going to stop killing its audience in the blind pursuit of ratings and its love of trolling liberals. We’re watching a slow-motion, political mass suicide as millions refuse the vaccine and hundreds of thousands have died since the arrival of the inoculation one year ago. Clinging to political identity over personal health and safety, the Fox audience pledges its allegiance, making it more difficult for everyone else to get past the pandemic.

“A new study by four Harvard epidemiologists estimates that 135,000 unvaccinated Americans died unnecessarily in the last six months of last year,” the New York Times reports. Meanwhile, unvaccinated people are 20 times more likely to die of the virus, according to an ABC News analysis.

No other country in the world faces as powerful, deep-pocketed, and well-organized anti-vaccine propaganda campaign as the one now crippling portions of the United States.

Murdoch owns right-wing media properties and enjoys immense political leverage in other countries, such as Britain and Australia. But there’s been a conscious decision to unleash on America a special kind of anti-science, anti-vaccine campaign. Fox News is not only encouraging millions of viewers not to get vaccinated, but claims the inoculation might kill them, the government cannot be trusted, and that the vaccine poses a grave danger to pregnant women.

Pretending that American school children for nearly 70 years haven’t been forced to get vaccinated for lots of serious viruses, Fox has embraced a wholesale anti-vax conspiracy approach, portraying Covid jabs in the arms as signs of encroaching totalitarianism, condemning the shots in the most hysterical terms.

Today, the network remains perfectly aligned with the GOP, which is clearly pro-Covid. Republican politicians and commentators, who are fully vaccinated themselves, want the virus to spread in order to extend the deadly pandemic so it inflicts political damage on Democrats. There’s a reason every single Republican member of the House and Senate voted against the historic, $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill —they didn’t want newly-elected President Joe Biden to secure a legislative win.

We know for a fact Fox doesn’t care its viewers are dying. Last month when a Washington state trooper died of Covid, the network made no mention of the fact even though the trooper had appeared on Fox several times last October to brag about his decision to quit his job rather than getting vaccinated. The network touted him as a hero, until Covid claimed his life.

That’s why nothing at Fox will change, even if its hosts fall victim to the virus.

Reprinted with permission from Press Run

#EndorseThis: Neil Cavuto Calls President Trump A Two-Faced Hypocrite

When Chris Wallace mocked pro-Trump partisans for declaring the Mueller investigation over, maybe it was a fluke. When Tucker Carlson rattled the GOP for campaigning against Hillary Clinton in present-day, maybe that was a freak.

But a trio of Fox News anchors going rogue and hitting Trump hard, all in a week’s time? That, friends, is a trend.

Neil Cavuto is the latest to start slipping off the Trump bandwagon, nailing the POTUS for reversing himself on the Stormy Daniels affair and offering only sleaze in a legal team and cabinet. “Let’s be clear, Mr. President,” Cavuto begins in his typical pompous style. “How can you drain the swamp if you’re the one that keeps muddying the waters? You didn’t know about the $130,000 payment to a porn star until you did.”

After a quick recap of some of 45’s biggest distortions, manipulations and petty lies, Cavuto lays down the coup de grace.

Play for another Fox News surprise.

Trump’s Son On ‘Schlonged’ Controversy: ‘We’re Not Exactly Bashful People’

Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump is standing up for his father, in the wake of comments made by elder Trump at a rally Monday night, in which he said that his potential presidential rival Hillary Clinton got “schlonged” by Barack Obama in 2008.

“What did your father mean?” asked Neil Cavuto, on his Fox Business show Cavuto Coast to Coast. And just to quell any lingering vagueness, the word schlong is a Yiddish-derived vulgarity for a penis.

“Listen, my father’s a guy who speaks his mind. He’s not a PC candidate. In fact, I think the first question at the first Fox debate hit exactly on this point, right? Is your father PC? He’s said this about this, and he’s said this about this. That’s why people love him: He’s willing to speak his mind.”

“He’s not the typical politician, everything’s in little sound bites, everything’s telepromptered, it’s been approved by 90 different people. He gets up there and says what’s on his mind. And you know what, she does have a horrific track record. I mean, she talks about ISIS—”

Cavuto interrupted: “Would you have used that language? For example, would you have made a verb out of that?”

“Listen, I don’t think I would’ve had that big a problem,” Eric Trump replied. “Listen, we’re not exactly bashful people. We’re pretty direct, we’re pretty open, we say what’s on our mind. And hey, guess what: If it doesn’t work out, it doesn’t work out. You’ve got to be who you are. He’s not a politician, he’s a business guy. He came into politics five months ago for the first time — and hey, he’s winning in every single one of the polls. He’s doing an absolutely incredible job.”

Trump’s Son: ‘My Father Is A Patriot, And He’s An American’

Donald Trump is in hot water for calling for mass deportations, and for fondly recalling during Tuesday night’s debate the good old days of “Operation Wetback” under President Eisenhower. On Thursday, his son Eric Trump launched a vociferous defense of his father’s character.

“I don’t think there’s anything inhumane about it,” Trump the Younger declared, in an appearance on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto, displaying the trademark Trump bluster. “The reality is we have 102 million Americans that don’t have work — and my father is a patriot, and he’s an American, and he thinks the citizens of this country should have a job waiting for them.”

Note: Trump and his campaign often make astronomical claims about the number of Americans who can’t find work. PolitiFact has drilled into these numbers, and shown that in order to get there from the working-age population, Trump must count a whole lot of demographics that don’t normally work on a regular basis.

This would include such categories as: senior citizens, the disabled, stay-at-home moms and dads, high school students, full-time college students, and people still in job training. But hey — let’s Make America Great Again, and get the old folks back on the assembly lines!

Eric Trump continued: “And you see all these college students out there right now — and many graduate from the best colleges, and they literally can’t find work. Yet there are people coming across the border illegally — despite the fact that there are literally millions of people signed up, and trying to get into this country legally — they’re coming across illegally, and no one’s doing anything about it.”

It does seem kind of odd to imagine the white-collar job searches of college graduates being confounded by the manual laborers crossing the Mexican border.