Democrats escalated their attacks on Fox News in recent weeks.
Fox News Channel had a surprising response.
That became clear as Joe Biden just forced Fox News to make this major programming change.
Joe Biden, Democrats, and the left-wing activists in the corporate media decided Fox News bore the brunt of the blame for Joe Biden missing his goal of injecting 70 percent of American adults with one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Biden’s already unconstitutionally ordered social media companies to censor so-called “misinformation” about the vaccine.
But with Fox News the administration took a different tact.
CNN reporter Phil Mattingly asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki about reports top administration officials pressured the decision makers at Fox News to conform to the administration’s vaccine message.
“My colleague reported that there have been some high-level discussions, regular high-level discussions, between White House officials and Fox News about coverage related to the pandemic and vaccines over the course of the last several weeks and months,” Mattingly asked Psaki, “Can you elaborate at all in terms of what those entail, and if you guys feel like you’ve had an effect on the coverage of those issues?”
Surprisingly, Psaki confirmed that the administration leaned on Fox News executives to pressure hosts to sing from the administration’s music sheet on the vaccine.
“Sure, well let me first say that we’ve been in touch with every network and many media outlets about coverage of COVID-19 to make sure people have accurate information, to voice concerns when we have them, and I think you all know we’re never shy when we have an issue with a story. So that’s really the frame we’re looking at here.
“So, we understand, also, the importance of reaching Fox’s audience about the COVID-19 vaccines and their benefits, like we are with all of you here today, we of course are in regular contact, and we also make efforts to have officials out on our range of networks to talk about COVID-19. We don’t see it as a partisan issue, we don’t see vaccines as a political issue. It’s an issue about keeping Americans safe,” Psaki responded.
The Biden administration’s pressure campaign paid immediate dividends as multiple Fox News hosts and guests – capped by Sean Hannity – bent to the administration’s will.
Whenever liberal activists threaten sponsor boycotts or CNN tries to bludgeon Fox into firing a host like Tucker Carlson, network executives refuse to cave recognizing that any hint of weakness creates open season on the network.
But in terms of the coronavirus vaccine, Fox News Channel executives made a different call and decided to play ball with the Biden administration.
What worries many conservatives is that this is just the first step toward mandating all Americans take the vaccine.
The government’s job is to provide accurate and transparent information about the safety and efficacy of the vaccines and let Americans consult with their doctors and make the most informed decision possible.
Instead, the Biden administration and corporate media appear to be seeding the ground to support forced vaccinations.
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