What has happened to FREEDOM at Fox News?
From Media Matters earlier today:
In an internal Fox memo obtained by Adweek, the company announced on Tuesday that in response to the delta variant, it was instructing “all employees —whether on site as part of our essential workforce or working remotely,” to enter their vaccination status into a human resources database. . . .
The response from the right: We feel sorry for the Afghans and we blame President Biden for their plight. (Hey, but that doesn’t mean we want Afghans coming here.)
From Fox’s Laura Ingraham
Ingraham: Is it really our responsibility to welcome thousands of refugees from Afghanistan? pic.twitter.com/Sopvx4RJ0H— Acyn (@Acyn) August 17, 2021
From Fox’s Tucker Carlson
Tucker Carlson, already going there: "If history is any guide, and it’s always a guide, we will see many refugees from . . .
A look at the predictable Republican response
Earlier today, the Associated Press published
The costs of the Afghanistan war, in lives and dollars
From the "Human costs" section:
American service members killed in Afghanistan through April: 2,448.
U.S. contractors: 3,846. Afghan national military and police: 66,000. Other allied . . .
Analysis from the WVCBC plus the Manchin and Fox News perspectives
Sean O’Leary at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy provides some background:
On June 19, Governor Justice ended all federally funded pandemic unemployment benefit programs, 12 weeks before they were set to expire. The benefits — which included an extra weekly $300 payment to unemployed workers, as well as extended . . .
The senator has apparently never heard of supply and demand
Here is Senator Capito earlier this week:
No matter how Senate Democrats may try to spin it, inflation is nothing more than a hidden tax on the American people. pic.twitter.com/1QeYJepqo3— Shelley Moore Capito (@SenCapito) August 10, 2021
Look at the first three items (the ones with a sizable increase) of what Capito calls . . .
Marshall County among the worst in the state
The numbers continue to worsen across the state. Locally, Marshall County is the worst:
The different color for Ohio County and Marshall County can probably be explained by the percentage vaccinated. In Ohio County, 63% of those over 12 have had at least one shot . . .
Looking out for #1
More investigative journalism from Sludge* on Senator Joe Manchin:
Manchin Bailed Out Plant That Pays Millions to His Family’s Coal Company
With the subheadline:
Here's how Joe Manchin made his millions in the waste coal industry
. . .
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