Liberal cable news network CNN is facing allegations of gross hypocrisy after firing three employees for declining COVID-19 vaccination, while taking no disciplinary action against embattled prime time host Chris Cuomo and re-hiring Jeffrey Toobin amid a scandal of his own, as the Daily Mail reports.
As Breitbart noted, network president Jeff Zucker publicly backed the decision to sack three workers who did not receive coronavirus vaccines, declaring the outlet’s “zero-tolerance policy on this.”
“You need to be vaccinated to come to the office. And you need to be vaccinated to work in the field, with other employees, regardless of whether you enter the office or not. Period,” Zucker said in a statement.
The network boss also suggested that in the near future, staff may even be required to provide proof of vaccination similar to a vaccine passport in order to retain their positions of employment.
However, it was not long before the Twitterverse erupted in pointing out the contrast between the network’s willingness to crack down on recalcitrant employees when it comes to COVID-19 jabs and its apparent indifference with regard to two other scandals engulfing high-profile on-air personalities.
Cuomo is currently embroiled in controversy over his reported role in helping his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), navigate his growing sexual harassment scandal while remaining silent about the issue on air. Toobin, the legal analyst who was caught masturbating in full view of colleagues during a Zoom call earlier this year, was welcomed back to the network after a relatively brief leave of absence, a development that also drew widespread criticism.
One Twitter user blasted the network’s bizarre employment practices, saying, “Ok wait. So CNN has full tolerance for people who masturbate live on screen and people who support and defend accused sexual predators but it if you don’t have a vaccine, you’re fired! WTF?!!!” Another social media account stated the outrage far more simply, according to the Daily Mail, saying, “C U O M O still employed tho….”.
As the New York Post reports, CNN is facing — yet still resisting — increased calls to dismiss Cuomo ever since a report issued by New York Attorney General Letitia James detailed just how involved the anchor actually was in helping his brother combat misconduct allegations against him while still reporting and commenting on the news on a near-daily basis.
Given CNN’s willingness to discard any remaining semblance of journalistic ethics and its decision to put people out of their jobs over a personal medical decision, it should be clear once and for all that the network is nothing more than a propaganda arm of the Democrat party that deserves every ounce of the scorn it is now receiving.