Even supposing Southwest Airways has repeatedly denied that its recent mass flight cancelation was on account of President Biden’s COVID vaccine mandate, “that hasn’t stopped some on the proper from spreading the baseless declare anyway,” Seth Meyers instructed viewers Wednesday night time.
Main the cost, in fact, has been Fox Information host Tucker Carlson, who pushed that conspiracy principle onerous on his present Monday night time. However he then went even additional, blaming Amtrak practice route cancelations on the mandates as nicely. “Have been these additionally protests towards the Biden shot mandates?” he questioned aloud. “We are able to’t say for sure. It definitely wouldn’t shock us.”
“You may’t say for sure?!” the Late Night time host shot again. “Nicely then please, by all means, put it on tv. Everyone knows that’s how journalism works.” He then imagined the well-known Woodward and Bernstein headline, “Did Nixon Do Watergate? Appears Just like the Type of Factor He’d Do! However Who Is aware of?”
“I’ll by no means tire of Tucker’s ‘simply asking questions’ routine,” Meyers continued, breaking out his Carlson impression to share another air travel-related queries that the Fox host may ask his viewers.
Later, noting that Southwest’s pilots union president debunked the claims on Fox Information itself, Meyers requested, “Do you guys even watch your individual community? That’s like if I got here out right here and mentioned, ‘Chicago doesn’t have fires!’ Or if I mentioned, ‘Within the legal justice system, the individuals aren’t represented by two separate however equally essential teams.”
On prime of all that, Meyers mentioned it’s “particularly wealthy for Fox hosts to applaud staff standing up towards vaccine or testing necessities when their very own firm has much stricter requirements.”