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Sean Hannity: The Vaccine Will Not Necessarily Protect You

Tony Cartagena

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Fox News host Sean Hannity was once encouraging his massive nightly audience to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Saying “enough people have died.”

That was then. This is now.

“It’s not protecting many people,” he stated on last night’s broadcast of his show.

“The science shows the vaccine will not necessarily protect you.”

Josh Feldman of Mediaite took a deeper dive into the rationale behind Hannity’s comments. Reaching out to Fox News for clarification.

On Wednesday, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director, explained the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine and the need for booster shots eight months following their initial dose. Part of that explanation included how the effectiveness of the vaccines protection against infection does decrease over time. In line with comments she made in early August about concerns regarding the prevention of transmission of the virus.

However, per Feldman, “(Dr. Walensky) emphasized that while there have been breakthrough cases with the spread of the Delta variant, the data continues to show strong protection against hospitalization and death.”

Mediaite’s correspondence with Fox News revealed Hannity’s quote regarding science and the vaccine was in response to Walensky.

Hannity’s full comments from late July are below:

“Please take COVID seriously, I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. We don’t need any more deaths. Research like crazy, talk to your doctor, your doctors, medical professionals you trust based on your unique medical history, your current medical condition, and you and your doctor make a very important decision for your own safety. Take it seriously.”

“You also have a right to medical privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality is also very important. And it absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated. I believe in science. I believe in the science of vaccination.”

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Tucker Carlson Network CEO Denies Report Company Has Deal with Russian State TV

“The story of a Russian show is totally false.”

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A report from Russia that was then picked up by Newsweek claiming that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson had struck a deal to bring his Tucker Carlson Network programming to state TV in Russia has been refuted.

Former video shows produced by Carlson had been airing on Russia 24, with voiceovers redubbed into Russian, with a news outlet claiming the program was airing there as part of a business deal between Russian state television and Carlson’s new digital media entity.

Newsweek then subsequently picked up the story, publishing an article reiterating the claims that Carlson had struck a deal with Russian authorities.

However, Neil Patel, the co-founder of the Daily Caller and current CEO of Tucker Carlson Network, strongly denied those claims.

“The Tucker Carlson Network has not done any deals with state media in any country,” Patel wrote. “Whoever is currently pretending to be the old Newsweek brand would know that if they had checked with us before printing like news companies are supposed to do.”

Newsweek later published further comments from Tucker Carlson Network Head of Programming and Production Operations Dean Thompson, who also denied the story.

“The story of a Russian show is totally false,” he said. “Any use of our content by that channel is without legal permission.”

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Jen Psaki: ‘I Feel Like It Would Be A Real Mind-Bend’ to Work for Fox News

“It feels like a traumatizing experience (Peter Doocy) has to live through every day.”

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It’s no secret that MSNBC host Jen Psaki doesn’t have an affinity for Fox News. And she said as much in a recent interview.

While promoting her new book in a forum hosted by The Ankler, Psaki was asked about her relationship with Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy. The two often clashed during Psaki’s time as the White House Press Secretary for President Joe Biden. However, Psaki said she held no animosity toward the reporter.

“People often ask me, ‘How much did you hate that guy?’ and I’m always like ‘No, I didn’t hate him at all,'” she said. “I feel like it would be a real mind-bend to work for Fox. It feels like a traumatizing experience he has to live through every day. That aside, it’s quite predictable what they were going to ask. If there was a winding roundabout of ‘migrants at the border here to kill all of you,’ you knew they were going to ask about immigration that day.

“So I didn’t see it as necessarily winning the argument with him as much as using it as a forum to provide what our points were, right? When I came in, we followed Trump and an administration that was like, ‘inject bleach, you’re all liars, we hate the media,’ so there was a very low bar for me.”

In 2022, Psaki was famously asked if Doocy was a “stupid son of a bitch” or if he just played one on TV. She responded by saying that he worked for a network “that provides people with questions that, nothing personal to any individual, including Peter Doocy, but might make anyone sound like a stupid son of a bitch.”

Tuesday morning, Doocy appeared on FOX & Friends and touched on the comments, stating — like Psaki — he harbored no ill will in the professional relationship.

“I was raised to be a nice guy,” he stated. “I like to think I’m pretty affable, but it goes to show she really liked to fight in the briefing room. She was there to fight for and go on offense for President Biden. She did her job very well, and it was great doing some briefing room combat with her from time to time.”

On her final day working in the Biden White House, Psaki and Doocy shared a photo together, with the Fox News correspondent wishing Jen Psaki well in her next endeavor.

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FOX Nation Show Hosted By Sean Hannity Out to Fast Start

Outlaws & Lawmen: The West has been the top-performing show on the service since its May 8th debut.

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Earlier this month, FOX Nation debuted the first in-depth project hosted by Sean Hannity for the streaming platform. That program has gotten off to a fast start.

Outlaws & Lawmen: The West has been the top-performing show on the service since its May 8th debut. The four-part series focuses on the true stories of Wild West outlaws and law enforcement officials.

After the release of its first two episodes, the Hannity-led program is the best-performing show at FOX Nation since Liberty or Death: Boston Tea Party, which was hosted by Hollywood star Rob Lowe for the service, when comparing unique viewing devices.

The program features the myths, legends, and truth about Wild West outlaws like Butch Cassidy, Bass Reeves, and Billy The Kid, among others.

“As our viewers know, I am a strong supporter of our men and women in law enforcement and I look forward to spotlighting a period of time that is pivotal in their origin,” Hannity while announcing the debut of the series.

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