As Twitchy reported earlier, CNN hall monitor Oliver Darcy complained that Joe Rogan, unlike CNN, doesn’t verify the accuracy of his COVID-related content. Rogan “creates a false equivalence,” Darcy continued, by balancing some “frankly anti-vaccine takes” with some “authoritative voices.” Darcy also used the phrase “public health consensus” more than a couple of times, which reminds us of how man-made climate change is also a fact because of the scientific consensus alone.
Jake Tapper dipped into some authoritative discussion on COVID-19 Monday when he said it’s “a little bit frustrating” that people are demanding that schools be open and children not mandated to wear masks, even though most of them haven’t been vaccinated.
CNN’s @jaketapper: "One of the things that’s a little bit frustrating is people demanding schools be open, people demanding that the students don’t have to wear masks, without acknowledging that most kids are still not vaccinated." pic.twitter.com/LGALryKd28
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 31, 2022
Is he talking about those cloth masks, which his network’s own health analyst said were “little more than facial decoration”?
What explains why that is a little bit frustrating other than irrational fear? Vaccines don't prevent transmission. Children are essentially not at any significant or extraordinary health risk.
— Blame Big Government (@BlameBigGovt) January 31, 2022
Jake, yes. We are demanding that and have been for a long time
— Alvaroidz (@Alvaroidz) February 1, 2022
Jake please stick to retweeting the Biden's cat pictures.
— NR (@royhutchins) January 31, 2022
And Jake is not acknowledging that despite most kids not being vaccinated kids are not dying or suffering from serious disease. Can’t have it both ways Jake.
— Bob (@thebetterbobbob) January 31, 2022
They keep pounding that message of irrational, crippling fear.
— Clive Davidson (@CliveSDavidson) February 1, 2022
Unvaccinated kids are at lower risk of severe outcomes from covid than vaccinated adults. Can’t believe this has to be said in Jan 2022.
— Shannon (@shannondawson23) February 1, 2022
They don't need to be.
— Marie (@MarieUSA79) February 1, 2022
The seminal question #TapTap is do they need to be vaccinated. Not all “medical experts” think so. Interview a few?
— sully (@JohnSullysfb) February 1, 2022
The psychosis is real
— Daddio (@MusingDave) January 31, 2022
Jake still thinks it’s a pandemic of the unvaccinated. This is CNN.
— steve c (@CirianoSteve) February 1, 2022
When will CNN stop following The Science™ and start following science and data that is clear: Covid poses very little risk thankfully to children and there is no increased benefit for them taking this vaccine. Countries around the world haven’t masked children and they are fine
— Unacceptable MinaS ⚔️ (@MinaS39037125) January 31, 2022
Jake, it’s because we’re not worried about Covid hurting our kids. Why is that frustrating to you?
— Dr Rhonda Rhoades (@RhondaR45106312) January 31, 2022
AND MOST KIDS ARE JUST FINE WITHOUT THE VAX.
I can't with these people. I'm so done.
— Phoebe LOVES HER DAWGS!!! Natty Champs! (@PhoebeisRight) January 31, 2022
So @jaketapper doesn't acknowledge Florida schools being unmasked & unvaxxed or some European countries doing the same? CNN is pushing misinformation.
— Every Man (@AdroitCritic) January 31, 2022
— Dan 🇺🇸 (@Dman1_1976) January 31, 2022
Are they really that effing stupid?! There are schools all over the country that are open & kids don't have to wear masks. My kids' elem. school for example (where most are not jabbed). My kids haven't worn masks at all this school year. A few kids & teachers do. Open schools!
— 🌹Shanna Banana🌹 (@Roobabs13) January 31, 2022
Dear Jake. You’ve learned nothing. Nothing. Masks DO NOT WORK. Two years prove it. Two years! Masks DO IRREFUTABLE damage to children. Unmask ALL CHILDREN now. They have suffered enough. The fact that you cannot see the harm is astonishing!
— Gretchen (@canoecurves) January 31, 2022
Unvaccinated children are less of a risk then vaccinated adults. MSM should come back to reality, unmask children and open schools
— Ryan the rebel millennial (@patriotic_giant) January 31, 2022
Does CNN not realize that most of the world, let alone the US, have already moved on? Vaccination is the least of people’s worries
— Woodson’s Goatee (@GoateeWoodson) January 31, 2022
It’s a bit frustrating, though … why not wait until 100 percent of children are vaccinated and boosted and then have them wear masks as a precaution?
Oliver Darcy complains that Joe Rogan, unlike CNN, doesn't 'make sure that the information [he provides] viewers is accurate' https://t.co/GzObzfSwnA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 31, 2022