Former Fox News employee Todd Starnes, who was fired from his job after agreeing with a guest that Democrats were worshippers of Moloch, triggered a slush of laughter on Twitter after expressing horror on Thursday when he learned that the conservative cable news network had a vaccine mandate.
Starnes said he couldn’t believe his former employer would do such a thing after President Joe Biden pointed out that even Fox News required its employees to show proof of vaccination.
“Biden says even Fox News has a mandatory vaccine policy,” he wrote on Twitter. “Is that true? That can’t be true. Have Hannity and Tucker and the others gotten the vaccine? That just can’t be true.”
Unfortunately for Starnes, Biden’s claims about Fox News happen to be completely correct.
An internal Fox News memo obtained by Ad Week last month shows that the right-wing cable news network is enacting its own kind of vaccine passport program.
Specifically, the memo asks all Fox employees, including those who are working remotely, to upload their vaccination status to a central database, where it will be used for “space planning and contact tracing purposes in conjunction with CDC/state/city health and safety guidelines.”
In addition to making employees reveal their vaccine status, Fox is also requiring certain employees to be tested for COVID-19 at least once a week at the network’s on-site COVID testing program.
Naturally, Twitter users were quick to reply to Starnes, with many mocking his disbelieve:
Biden says even @FoxNews has a mandatory vaccine policy. Is that true? That can't be true. Have Hannity and Tucker and the others gotten the vaccine? That just can't be true.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 9, 2021
Dude I'm fucking hyperventilating laughing
— yung stallin' (@roguewerm) September 10, 2021
— Dr. Ohm 🇺🇲 (@HereToRebuild) September 9, 2021
Ask them. Would these faces lie to you, Todd? pic.twitter.com/VF0XUhbx8X
— Robert Johnson (@Rob184rob) September 9, 2021
Somebody just found out they weren't in on the scam like they thought they were
— Coventry Supertax (@Speedlimit93) September 9, 2021
I guess this is the moment you realized that you aren't actually in on the con
— a weapon to surpass metal gear (@but_rly_tho) September 9, 2021
Yes, you idiot: It's true.
— One Day Things Will Get Better…. (@Imkindofsad1978) September 9, 2021
I don't know you. Is this satire? pic.twitter.com/VF0jwZEFjS
— Nell (@Nell7619) September 10, 2021
Todd, you dumb fucker
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) September 9, 2021
You can't possibly be late to this hypocrisy party.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) September 9, 2021
I had a Fox viewer say I was lying and call me a demon because I said Fox had a vaccine mandate. They really have no idea how huge the scam is.
— TC (@HeartSmileFarms) September 9, 2021
Of course, it’s true. You been played, buddy. The Murdochs make a ton of money off mopes like you.
— Anita Creamer (@AnitaCreamer) September 10, 2021