- Fox News has previously played down the coronavirus.
- The host of “The Five” said sick days were unnecessary.
- One host said, “I don’t think you should necessarily take six sick days every year.”
A Fox News host is sick of employees taking time off work because they’re feeling unwell.
On Friday’s episode of “The Five,” the Fox News host expressed disdain for employees taking sick leave.
Conversation was displayed in line with what was previously in the channel disregard for coronavirusFor example, the company has made it a habit to: Misrepresenting and Mitigating the Impact of Coronavirus Beginning of pandemic.and it has previously published its work oppose paid sick leave – movement many unions are fighting.
“Don’t do this if you’re not feeling well. I’ll tell my colleagues that they’re actually in the weather,” according to one of the hosts who wasn’t on the show as a regular on Friday.
Martha McCallum, who stood in for host Dana Perino, said, “I don’t like sick days. I don’t think we should necessarily have six sick days every year.”
“Then people say, ‘Oh, I’m going to take sick leave tomorrow!’ I think this is really fake,” added MacCallum. “I don’t know. So we just come in and cough and push through each other. I mean, that’s how we work.”
Host Jesse Watters, a regular on the show, said he “never” takes off when he’s sick, “especially” because he’s “on television.”
Another regular, Greg Gutfeld, who is also the host of his own TV show, brought up the concept of people calling the sick with a “sick voice.”
“Just say you’re sick, but don’t call it sick, because it makes you sick. [cringe]’ he said at the table.
However, Fox and its viewers don’t seem to have fully forgiven their employees for putting their health first. almost died at 19, He still receives death threats for his support for vaccines.
Washington Post It also cites a study by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, saying that “Fox News is reducing COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the United States, and other major networks are having some impact.” There is no evidence that there is,” he said.
“[T]There is an association between areas with high Fox News viewership and areas with low vaccination coverage,” the study said, adding, “The media’s emphasis on minority views that run counter to scientific consensus is an indication of the importance of vaccines. It is associated with reluctance to vaccinate,” he added.
well over a million He died in America from coronavirus.
Fox News did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.