CNN’s potato-in-chief Brian Stelter was ridiculed on Tuesday for claiming that unvaccinated people who doesn’t trust mainstream media are putting vaccinated people at risk.
“An unvaccinated minority that doesn’t watch the news or trust the news is putting the vaccinated majority at undue risk. There’s no way around that reality,” Stelter tweeted.
If the mRNA injection is so effective, why would vaccinated individuals still be panicking over these vaccine holdouts?
An unvaccinated minority that doesn't watch the news or trust the news is putting the vaccinated majority at undue risk. There's no way around that reality https://t.co/FkqUoh5EMW
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 8, 2021
Sounds like Stelter himself is skeptical about the effectiveness of the COVID injection.
Stelter included a column lamenting how vaccine skeptics don’t trust cable news pundits giving personal medical advice.
“When a columnist or a TV news anchor makes a heartfelt comment about the importance of getting vaccinated, does any unvaccinated adult read it or see it or notice? I highly doubt it. The average news junkie was vaccinated months ago. The holdouts are not watching CNN or reading Reuters,” Stelter whined.
Stelter’s backwards scientific logic was quickly ratioed on Twitter:
“‘My vaccination keeps me from getting seriously ill and your refusal to get vaccinated puts me at risk.’ I can’t imagine why so many people wouldn’t trust the news,” mocked 2020 Libertarian VP candidate Spike Cohen.
"My vaccination keeps me from getting seriously ill and your refusal to get vaccinated puts me at risk."
I can't imagine why so many people wouldn't trust the news.
— Spike Cohen (@RealSpikeCohen) September 8, 2021
“The interesting part of your statement is NOT about the unvaccinated. It is ‘the unvaccinated are putting the vaccinated at risk’! It is the first time in medical history that “vaccinated are at risk”. UNvaccinated should be at risk, but vaccinated? It should make you rethink,” one user noted.
The interesting part of your statement ist NOT about the unvaccinated.
It is “the unvaccinated are putting the vaccinated at risk“!
It is the first time in medical history that „vaccinated are at risk“. UNvaccinated should be at risk, but vaccinated? It should make you rethink.
— Dr. Uwe Schmidt (@DrUweSchmidt1) September 8, 2021
“It’s likely just the opposite, increased viral loads, undetected infection and transmission happening among the vaccinated. But a vaccinated that doesn’t read scientific studies or data nor trusts expert vaccinologists wouldn’t understand this,” another said.
It's likely just the opposite, increased viral loads, undetected infection and transmission happening among the vaccinated. But a vaccinated that doesn't read scientific studies or data nor trusts expert vaccinologists wouldn't understand this.
— Steven DiMattei (@stevendimattei) September 8, 2021
Critical race theory critic Christopher Rufo noted that blacks are the largest unvaccinated demographic, destroying the CNN narrative that most vaccine skeptics are white male Trump supporters.
Yikes, Stelter. pic.twitter.com/bSVi6uAEjo
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) September 8, 2021
Others pointed out that the media is partly responsible for America’s widespread distrust in COVID medical advice.
“Da unvaccinated are putting my health at risk” pic.twitter.com/I0nGCIJEh2
— Chamathie Woodhapitiya (@ChamathieWood) September 8, 2021
That’s why I don’t trust it. pic.twitter.com/y9kwn20lrd
— Gary Giesbrecht (@GiesbrechtGary) September 8, 2021
MAYBE YOU ALL SHOULDVE DONE A BETTER JOB AT NEVER LOSING OUR TRUST. A little self reflection would be wise. This is on all of you who claim to be journalists but are nothing more than political activists and mouthpieces.
— CoachBrian22 (@CoachBrian302) September 8, 2021
A point to consider: why would vaccine skeptics listen to the advice of a cable news network that openly hates them?
This is a bad-faith argument by CNN considering it has been one of the networks constantly calling for forced inoculations.
CNN anchor Jim Acosta in a Saturday freakout said Trump supporters are the “American taliban,” which he dubbed the “MAGAban.”