Geraldo Rivera desires everybody to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19. Nonetheless, the Fox Information character can be popping out in opposition to those that get vaccinated but encourage others to withstand getting the shot within the title of “freedom.”
Rivera, 78, took to Twitter on Saturday to share a passionate message about how vital it’s to get vaccinated.
“Open-minded & inclusive, I’m mates with all types of individuals. However as we move 700,000 #Covid useless, I’ve zero tolerance for anti-vaxers [sic],” Rivera tweeted. “Most of all, I detest vaccinated d*** heads who urge the unvaccinated to ‘struggle for his or her freedom,’ the mob urging the person on ledge to leap.”
Rivera’s tweet drew robust responses from critics and allies alike.
Whereas Rivera did not particularly title anybody particularly, it has been famous that a number of of his vaccinated colleagues at Fox Information, similar to Tucker Carlson, steadily share views that criticize vaccination mandates.
Shortly after Rivera spoke out, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann applauded his take, declaring that “As soon as once more, on this matter, @GeraldoRivera is true.”
Within the video, Olbermann might be seen receiving his booster shot whereas declaring that it is “time to cease coddling the individuals who will not get the shot.”
Olbermann adopted up by holding his vaccination card for the digicam and stating, “Booster shot: mission achieved. And it’s time to cease coddling them. Those who will not get the rattling shot already. We name these folks ‘vaccine hesitant.’ ‘Vaccine skeptics.’ ‘Anti-vax.’ We are saying they’re protesting mandates and passports. ‘They’re making a private selection.’ ‘They’re ready for extra info.’ ‘They’re making a medical determination.’ Bulls***. They’re afraid.”
Olbermann continued, yelling into the digicam, “They’re afraid! They’re afraid to get vaccinated! Cease making an attempt to feed their egos! Cease legitimizing it!”
Final week, Rivera signed a brand new multiyear cope with Fox Information to function a correspondent-at-large. He may even host a brand new present for the Fox Nation streaming service, Cops: All Entry, a recap and retrospective program for Cops, the Hollywood Reporter wrote.