Fox News now requires masks, daily health screenings, and a vaccine pass system of all employees
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. . . .
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The subject is continuing unemployment benefits
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 . . .
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July odds and ends
Fox to create a weather channel, remembering the insurrection
Fox to politicize the weather?
From the New York Times:
As the appetite for cable news wanes, Rupert Murdoch is preparing to launch a new TV venture: Fox Weather.
The company is aggressively poaching star meteorologists, hoping to become a powerful new player in a sphere long dominated by the Weather Channel. . . .
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Reactions to the Chauvin verdict from West Virginia politicians and Fox News
With 4/22 update
How did WV’s elected officials respond to the decision in the Chauvin case?
There was nothing in today’s Ogden papers about their reaction and so I did some research. I could not find any response to the Chauvin verdict by our Republican House members: Mooney, Miller, and McKinley. Likewise, our Republican senator, Shelley Moore . . .
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Following the scandal surrounding Congressman Matt Gaetz
A look at the coverage by Fox News and the Wheeling Intelligencer
If you follow any national news, you’re probably aware of the growing scandal involving Florida congressman, Matt Gaetz. Here is how these “fair and balanced” news sources have covered this story.
From Business Insider, here is the extent of Fox’s coverage:
On Tuesday night, The New York Times broke . . .
Midweek odds and ends
Racism, Sharia Law, and Trumpy Bears
Not much subtlety here
The “suburban housewife” will be voting for me. They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income housing would invade their neighborhood. Biden would reinstall it, in a bigger form, with Corey Booker in charge! @foxandfriends @MariaBartiromo— Donald J. Trump . . .
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Some follow-up on Saturday’s post about re-opening schools in the middle of a pandemic
Despite optimism from Trump, his supporters, and certain clueless media, schools are facing problems
The numbers are not good
Here’s the headline at CNN, earlier today:
97,000 children tested positive for Covid-19 in 2 weeks as more schools plan to reopen
Fox News reacts
And here is a Fox news personality who apparently gets her coronavirus info on the spread of the virus from Ogden Newspapers:. . .