It is truly heartbreaking when an organization known to promote conservative values acts in a way that directly undermines those values.
Newsmax did just that as they quickly bowed to Biden’s authoritarian vaccine mandate. Through a staff-wide email, Newsmax informed their workers the following:
“To ensure that we are in compliance, we require that all vaccinated employees submit a copy of their vaccination card,”
Using Biden’s vaccine mandate as an excuse, Newsmax is violating the privacy of their employees’ medical history and their bodily autonomy. It is not like Newsmax is ignorant of this fact.
The same day that Newsmax folded to an authoritarian suffering from dementia, their own news host Steve Cortes railed against such unconstitutional measures:
“There is zero, and I mean zero, moral or ethical obligation for anyone to be compelled to get vaccinated,” Cortes continued, saying that vaccine mandates cause “insane workplace discrimination.”
While the corporate level of Newsmax was quick to bend the knee, Steve Cortes is not. Following the company wide email, Cortes tweeted in strong opposition:
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
It should be known that professing values amounts to nothing if one is not ready to take a stand when those values are on the line. Biden’s vaccine mandate doesn’t even go into effect until January 4th. The fact that Newsmax preemptively succumbed to Biden’s laws is quite frankly cowardly and embarrassing.
Conservatives are censored in the workplace, on social media, academia, and are largely underrepresented in news media. What is the message to the American people when a powerful “conservative” network, like Newsmax, does not stand up to authoritarianism?
We The People will never cower or bend a knee to those trying to destroy our nation.