Two days ago, we reported that Newsmax issued a company-wide COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
The “Conservative” news site initially complied with Biden’s draconian order.
After the flurry of negative press shortly after, Newsmax is changing its tune.
Would a true Conservative site push an experimental jab from a Communist on their employees?
Of course not!
Newsmax should be standing for freedom and our sovereign rights.
Not bowing down to the Biden administration.
After blowback from many, including one of their own, Steve Cortes, Newsmax said they were only informing staff about the OSHA rule.
I will not comply w/ any organization’s attempt to enforce Biden’s capricious & unscientific Medical Apartheid mandate.
I will not be forced into the injection, nor will I disclose my vaccination status.
No one should be pressured to choose between medical privacy & their job.
— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) November 6, 2021
Here is the statement from Newsmax:
President Joe Biden’s new OSHA rule requiring businesses to have their employees vaccinated against COVID is a dangerous overreach of federal power and opposed by Newsmax.
The new OSHA rule is set to go into effect Jan. 4, 2022. It will require businesses of 100 or more to have all employees fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.
Newsmax has no vaccine mandate nor do we require it for employment.
We have informed our staff of the upcoming federal rule.
At the same time we have notified staff we will create an easy opt-out for any employee who does not want to be vaccinated.
Under the rule, any employee who is not vaccinated will be tested for COVID on a weekly basis.
Newsmax is going beyond the OSHA rule to provide free weekly testing on its company premises.
No Newsmax employee will be forced to receive the vaccine or be fired for not doing so.
Still, the federal work rules are not good and probably illegal.
The Biden administration’s decision to implement an OSHA requirement is a dangerous overreach of federal power.
To date, the federal government, through the CDC and other agencies, have provided COVID guidance to states and localities.
States, in turn, have implemented their own rules in dealing with the pandemic. This approach has been working.
The federal government has never before mandated a vaccine for citizens across the country.
It is also important to remember no state has yet to require a COVID vaccine for its population.
Now the Biden administration is using authority intended for workplace safety to bypass the traditional governmental approach to health safety.
Not surprisingly, several lawsuits have been filed to block this misuse of power and stop the implementation of the OSHA mandate.
On Friday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ordered a stay on implementing the business mandate.
The court’s three-judge panel stated they had “cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the mandate.”
This is a positive development. Newsmax is monitoring this case and other legal actions while exploring our own legal options.
Meanwhile, by engaging in an unprecedented power grab, the Biden administration is taking its eye off the ball.
Efforts to encourage voluntary vaccinations have been working, with many states reporting around 70% or more of their populations are vaccinated.
Even with no business mandate in effect today, both COVID cases and deaths are falling dramatically.
The vaccine, which has been demonstrated to be safe and effective, is clearly playing a role.
Newsmax has encouraged citizens, especially those at risk, to get immunized.
As a company we have seen first-hand how those at risk have suffered without the vaccine. In 2020, Newsmax lost its contributor Herman Cain due to the coronavirus.
And radio hosts like Dick Farrel, Phil Valentine, and Marc Bernier have all died as a result of not having taken the vaccine.
While the vaccine works, so does natural immunity.
Several studies show natural immunity provides even more protection than the vaccine.
The major media has berated us to “follow the science,” but they ignore the science on natural immunity. Why?
And why are employees, for example, not given an exemption if they have strong antibodies?
At Newsmax we do not ignore the science nor the facts.
Newsmax claims they aren’t enforcing Biden’s mandate.
Are they even trying to fight it?
If not, then does Newsmax honestly care about Conservative values?
The company is offering employees an opt-out option to Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Why have an opt-out option for something you claim not to enforce?
Eric Bolling Denies Newsmax Has Covid Vaccine Mandate Despite Internal Email Saying It Does https://t.co/UeGOkXTyiQ
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) November 8, 2021
Naturally, many were quick to point out the hypocrisy.
Even the Left took note!
BREAKING: Newsmax, the far right “news” outlet that has been aggressively pushing anti-vaccine messaging, announces it will be implementing a vaccine mandate for its employees. RT TO EXPOSE THEIR HYPOCRISY!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) November 7, 2021
Newsmax jumped the shark when they hopped on board the vaccine mandate train.
— Eddie Shearer (@RealEdShearer) November 8, 2021
Newsmax won't fire you for not getting the vaccine, they will only fire you if you don't get tested weekly. The only thing newsmax changed about the Biden mandate was they would pick up the bill for the testing. Newsmax is a slave to the New World Order.https://t.co/AmmH3EZeKV
— Unshackledtruth (@Unshackledtruth) November 8, 2021
— P CADFAEL (@PCadfael) November 8, 2021
💯 Newsmax came out and said they will not mandate the vaccine but will require weekly testing. Weekly testing is just as invasive and ridiculous as the “vaccine”. No Covid mandates period.
— Grass💚💛💚 (@DewyGrassBlades) November 8, 2021
Newsmax needs to take a firm and clear stand for freedom to consider itself a Conservative news site.
Not imposing one mandate but imposing another does not equal freedom.
President Joe Biden's new OSHA rule requiring businesses to have their employees vaccinated against COVID is a dangerous overreach of federal power and opposed by Newsmax, said @FinnertyUSA on Monday's "Wake Up America". https://t.co/3oFuBI5ae1. #WakeUpAmerica pic.twitter.com/0Q2oT2d6wZ
— Newsmax (@newsmax) November 8, 2021
While Newsmax forces opt-out options for the COVID-19 jab, they write articles contradicting themselves.
Just today, Newsmax posted an article about a Senior NIH doctor questioning COVID-19 jab mandates.
Here is more from Newsmax:
An unvaccinated senior doctor at the National Institute of Health is questioning the ethics of COVID-19 vaccine mandates, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Matthew Memoli, a 16-year NIH veteran who runs a clinical studies unit within the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in a July 30 email to NIAID Director Anthony Fauci and two lieutenants, wrote that he found mandated vaccinations “extraordinarily problematic.”
“I think the way we are using the vaccines is wrong,” he added.
Memoli will argue against vaccine mandates in a Dec. 1 live-streamed roundtable session on the ethics of mandates, WSJ reports.
The 48-year-old Memoli, who applied for a vaccine exemption on religious grounds, favors vaccinations in vulnerable populations but argues population-level vaccination could hinder the development of a natural, robust immunity gained through infection, WSJ reports.
If Newsmax is an authentic voice for Conservatives, they need to say no to all federal overreach.
Otherwise, are they any better than the lamestream media?