Fox News Ranter Dan Bongino Was Bumped From His Radio Show – Over Vaccine Mandate?

The Great Vaccine Mandate Debate rages on – exclusively on Fox News! Ever since President Biden proposed a plan to save more American lives from the ravages of COVID-19 by getting more people vaccinated, Fox News has engaged in a brazenly dishonest campaign to portray it as tantamount to tyranny. Never mind that Fox News imposed their own stricter mandate prior to Biden’s initiative.

Fox News, Dan Bongino

Among the most hyperbolic blowhards on Fox News making a fuss of this issue is the weekend host of Unfiltered, Dan Bongino. He has recently joined with his Fox colleagues in doubling down as a giant middle finger to Joe Biden’s tyranny.” It was an explicit admission that their opposition to vaccines is rooted in politics, not science or humanity.

Bongino has also babbled his anti-vax banter on his radio show. He even went so far as to pick an on-air fight with his syndicator, Westwood One/Cumulus Media, over their corporate vaccine mandate. Bongino virtually dared Cumulus to fire him for not being vaccinated. And while he is basking in the faux-tough guy image he wants to present, he is still too cowardly to give Fox News the same ultimatum.

Now it is being reported that Bongino has been removed from the schedule this week. Neither Westwood One nor Cumulus is commenting on why they have replaced his show, but Bongino, as is typical of right-wing gasbags, is clucking about it himself:

“Several affiliates have told Radio Ink that Westwood One has put The Dan Bongino Show into ‘best of’ mode for the remainder of the week. His program was not on the radio yesterday. Bongino has been ranting on his show about Cumulus’ vaccine mandate.”

No one has bothered to explain what would constitute the “best of” Bongino. Some one would say that dead air would do the trick. But this is what Bongino had to say about it:

“They didn’t consult with us content providers. I strongly object to the mandate. The fight with them is having a real impact. Behind the scenes it’s getting a little ugly here. I wasn’t on the radio today. I don’t know what they did, played the ‘best of’ or whatever. You don’t treat people this way. You don’t let people go because they insist their body is theirs.”

Bongino has every right to decline to get vaccinated. But he doesn’t have the right to become a potential deadly danger to others. Upwards of 90% of all new coronavirus infections – and deaths – are among the unvaccinated (and most of them are among Fox News viewers). What’s more, corporations have the right and obligation to maintain a safe work environment and provide for the welfare of their employees.

So if Bongino doesn’t want to get vaccinated, he can make that choice. But he must be prepared to accept the consequences. And if he had any integrity he would resign from both his radio gig and his program on Fox News out of a commitment to his “principles,” warped and selfish as they might be.

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