December 3, 2021

Newsmax Host Eric Bolling Rages Over Massive Hen and Vaccines, Says ‘Sesame Avenue Are a Bunch of Communists!’

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Newsmax host Eric Bolling eagerly jumped aboard the right-wing ragefest over Massive Hen selling vaccines, declaring on Monday that “Sesame Avenue are a bunch of communists” for “hawking the jab to five-year-olds.”

Over the weekend, CNN ran a TV particular on COVID-19 vaccines geared toward youngsters and oldsters, that includes characters from the seminal youngsters’s program Sesame Avenue. With the CDC now recommending youngsters ages 5 to 11 get vaccinated, the particular included consultants just like the U.S. surgeon basic answering questions from children in regards to the security and efficacy of the jab.

On the identical time, Massive Hen—whose character is supposed to be six years outdated, thoughts you—famous that he had gotten the shot, as he had solely just lately turn into eligible. And as soon as the Twitter account representing the long-lasting character (who’s, once more, a fictional speaking chicken performed by an individual inside a big costume) posted that he was vaccinated and that “it will give my physique an additional protecting enhance that retains me and others wholesome,” the right-wing freakout began.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused Massive Hen of peddling “authorities propaganda” whereas Fox Information contributor Lisa Boothe, who remains unvaccinated to own the libs, claimed this was akin to “brainwashing youngsters.” Distinguished Pizzagate conspiracist Mike Cernovich additionally weighed in with a typically unhinged response, solely to see it amplified by Fox “hard news” programming.

Throughout his afternoon Newsmax present on Monday, Bolling added his title to the rising refrain of right-wing pundits indignant {that a} fictional character is telling children that it’s okay to get vaccinated. (One thing the 8-foot-tall puppet has done for nearly 50 years now.)

The previous Fox Information star first took a swipe at his former community for implementing a vaccine coverage “months earlier than they needed to,” likening Fox’s stringent protocols to the community’s early and correct Arizona name for Joe Biden in the course of the 2020 election. (Bolling was fired by Fox in 2017 after an inner probe over allegations of sexual misconduct.)

He then insisted that it was “faux information” that Newsmax had instituted their very own vaccine mandate. Whereas the community isn’t requiring all of its staff to get the shot, it should mandate that any unvaccinated staffers be subjected to weekly COVID-19 testing, in keeping with the Biden administration’s office guidelines.

“Talking of COVID, there was a ton of push again to the Biden mandates over the weekend,” Bolling declared. “Massive Hen is now hawking the jab for five-year-olds on Sesame Avenue!”

Enjoying a clip from the CNN particular, full with over-the-top mockery from Bolling, the Newsmax host then raged in opposition to the pro-vaccine message delivered by the outsized puppet.

“I advised you 15 years in the past that Sesame Avenue are a bunch of communists! And so they’re proving it as soon as once more,” Bolling exclaimed. “Once more, I stand by that evaluation.”

Earlier than he was ousted from Fox Information, Bolling ranted in 2016 that the kids’s present wanted to “transfer away from the left-wing communist diatribe they put out each single day.” 5 years earlier, during a Fox Business segment, he likened the Muppets to “Communist China.”

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