Fox News hosts Rachel Campos-Duffy and Pete Hegseth boasted Sunday morning that they were unvaccinated, despite the fact that the network’s parent company requires all New York City employees to provide provide proof of vaccination to work directly.
Announced on Sunday morning, the appearance seems to show both personalities on the air violates both company and city policiesoccurred as they tried to push back against President Joe Biden’s joke about the network’s vaccine hypocrisy.
Transparent The White House Correspondents’ Dinner on Sunday NightThe president drew perhaps the biggest laughs of the evening when he flicked through the conservative net, pointing out that in order to attend the event, people had to prove they had their COVID-19 shot.
“Everybody has to show that they are fully vaccinated and boosted,” he quips. “So if you’re at home watching this show and you’re wondering how to do it, just reach out to your favorite Fox News reporter, they’re all here, vaccinated. and health promotion, all of that.”
While the president is clear that he is only talking about Fox News stars attending the dinner, he is also clearly targeting the noisy anti-vax authorization positions taken by many of the presenters and commentators. network member.
And on Sunday morning, Campos-Duffy wanted to remind the president that although the network’s parent company Fox Corp. recently boasted that more than 90% of their workforce was vaccinated, but no all of Fox News workers received the jab.
“They were trying to create a big problem. The event says you must be vaccinated to attend,” she stated on Fox & Friends Sunday. “I know, because I was invited and I didn’t go for many reasons, but that was one of them.”
The morning co-host added: “They were trying to call Fox News and say ‘Look! Fox News are all vaccinated! ‘ No, that’s not true!”
Pointing to Hegseth, who was sitting on the couch next to her, she noted that they were both “unvaccinated.” She went on to say that “we let people choose” and as such, she found Biden’s joke “so ironic.” (Again, the president was merely talking about Fox News employees attending the dinner.)
However, the irony seems to lie in reality that Fox Corp. announced in December that all company employees in New York City are required to comply with the city’s requirement that all office employees provide proof of vaccination by the end of the month.
“All NYC workers who perform face-to-face work at an office location, including Fox employees, must show proof of receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.”
– Fox News memo
“All NYC workers performing face-to-face work at an office location, including Fox employees, must present proof of receipt of at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine,” the memo said. Remember the company’s writing.
The memo also states that Fox employees will not be able to submit a negative COVID-19 test to bypass the vaccination request. The company has put in place strict vaccination protocols to all employees in your office, ask them to provide their immunization status or submit a daily coronavirus check.
So far, New York City is still intact required vaccinations at its workplace. “New York City workers who perform face-to-face work or come into contact with the public in the course of their business must present proof that they have been immunized against COVID-19,” the guidance states. “Businesses must not allow any unvaccinated workers to work in their workplace.”
At the same time, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced at the end of March that he is returning the city’s vaccine requirements to all athletes and entertainers in the city. (Visiting players and performers have been exempted.) It’s possible this could be a loophole these Fox News hosts are using to avoid city workers’ duties.
In addition, the city also provides exceptions for those requiring “reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons,” adding that “businesses must document the basis for accommodation and storage.” keep supporting documents as directed below.”
Declaring that it will not comment on staffing matters, a Fox News spokesperson told The Daily Beast that the network had previously said it was fully compliant with the City’s COVID-19 policies. New York.
Campos-Duffy and Hegseth, both major criticisms of the COVID-19 vaccine, had previously noted online that they were not vaccinated. In November, weeks before the company announced its New York City policy, Campos-Duffy bragging on the air that she and Hegseth did not receive any shots.
Furthermore, back in February, Mediaite run a piece wondered how Hegseth was organizing at the studio at Fox News’ New York City location despite seemingly admitting he was unvaccinated. At the time, Fox News declined to comment on how the presenter appeared to circumvent company policies, citing employee privacy.