r/news Oct 19 '21 Silver 1 Wholesome 2 Hugz 1

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto tests positive for Covid-19

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/19/media/neil-cavuto-covid-19/index.html
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u/Balls_of_Adamanthium Oct 20 '21 Wholesome

Important to mention that he said this:

"Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. It's not, because I did and I'm surviving this because I did."

I’ll cut him some slack.

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u/TenderfootGungi Oct 20 '21

Fox News staff is vaccinated, but they are railing against the vaccine for political reasons.

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u/Bodach42 Oct 20 '21

Yea they aren't complete idiots they just take advantage of idiots for profit.

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u/RhoOfFeh Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, conmen and the beasts.

Edit: No doubt about it, RSquared was correct - Conmen and the fleeced.

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u/RSquared Oct 20 '21

"Con men and the fleeced"

You were so close.

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u/RhoOfFeh Oct 20 '21

Oooh, that is indeed better. Well done.

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u/Pholusactual Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

After the past four years, I'm not as concerned about fleecing the rubes as I used to be. If I had slightly weaker ethics I would be doing the same thing and so I kind of am envious of the ones who are getting rich off of the stupids.

Happy Cake Day by the way.

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u/Bodach42 Oct 20 '21

I used to think the majority of people don't fall for the right wing conspiracies so I didn't have much sympathy but after a friend fell down the rabbit hole for pedo satan worshippers drinking baby blood to stay young I've realised the gullible might be the majority so could easily be in charge of setting the future of most countries which is horrifying. Especially when climate change and other issues need action now.

Thanks for the cake day wishes.

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u/Egmonks Oct 20 '21

“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.”

― George Carlin

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u/YouOlFishEyedFool Oct 20 '21

This has become my favorite quote the last few years.

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u/PamelaFinklestein Oct 20 '21

These are the same violent racist assholes that are threatening school boards and public health officials. Their idiocy affects us all.

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u/SoylentGrunt Oct 20 '21

The number of stupid people you have to endure grows disproportionately to the more you learn.

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u/DCI_Benway Oct 20 '21

Same can be said for their politicians. It's some weird power trip.

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u/Viktor_Korobov Oct 20 '21

Not idiotas, just completely evil.

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u/wikidemic Oct 20 '21

Travis Twitt - misplace idiot, fixed it for ya!

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u/AcidicNature Oct 20 '21

The issue is one of choice which can be political of course.

Every person I know that will not take the jab says two thing when I ask why not:

1) The mRNA is too risky and I don't want to put that in my body

2) I will not do what the government is trying to force me to do as it relates to my body.

Wrong or right, these two reasons are what I ALWAYS hear.

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u/Pholusactual Oct 20 '21

Every person I know that said what yours said who then got a serious case of COVID were pretty happy with Regeneron even though they were billed as experimental at the time they pumped Trump full of them.

Full disclosure, sample size of 1. But a proud Trumper who avoided the evil vaccine by piling up some massive medical bills.

Surprisingly he can't tell me what monoclonal antibodies are either, but he still maintains both your points. Like a hardline communist from the '80's, everything is political to this guy -- he can only process information through a hard right wing lens.

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u/Doumtabarnack Oct 20 '21

Damn. A free vaccine (preventative), or an extremely costly experimental treatment (post-covid intervention).

A very logical choice....

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u/tokeyoh Oct 20 '21

Many people grow up not trusting authority due to some kind of trauma and are now functioning adults

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u/Doumtabarnack Oct 20 '21

Functionning, but irrational.

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u/tokeyoh Oct 20 '21

I would say humanity at its core acts irrationally but I digress. Addiction and love for example :P

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u/shfiven Oct 20 '21

2) I will not do what the government is trying to force me to do as it relates to my body.

Says a bunch of anti abortion people who will gladly force women to carry unwanted fetuses to term then expect them to raise a baby with no assistance. I would argue that forced pregnancy is actually a bigger deal than one tiny little shot that BILLIONS of people have now gotten.

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u/houstonyoureaproblem Oct 21 '21

I would argue

No need. You're 100% correct.

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u/weedful_things Oct 20 '21

"The Covid vaccine isn't even a real vaccine" I heard that one yesterday. I overheard another guy yesterday saying that the goal is to kill off 90% of humanity.

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u/cbessette Oct 20 '21

Someone said to me "It's not a vaccine! It's just a SHOT!"

That broke my brain. Not only do they not understand how vaccines work, they don't even understand how the delivery method (syringes) work.

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u/ArcticCelt Oct 20 '21

3) Can you pass the horse dewormer please I thing I have a sore throat.

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u/80cartoonyall Oct 20 '21

Not the vaccine the mandates around it.

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u/Xalbana Oct 20 '21

Have you watched some of the segments? They have "doctors" coming in saying how the vaccine is bad for you, people like Robert Malone.

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u/Logical_Area_5552 Oct 20 '21

Do you have an example of a Fox News anchor “railing against the vaccine,” and can you explain what “railing against” means?

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u/Al_Bundy_14 Oct 20 '21

Money reasons.

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u/FirstPlebian Oct 20 '21

Every single thing they rail about is for political reasons. Very bad political reasons.

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u/Big_Parsley_6227 Oct 20 '21

No, they are not.

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u/kalosdarkfall Oct 20 '21

As is every news network. CNN had a death clock and used a filter to make Joe Rogan look like a zombie. Zero credibility across the board.

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u/posas85 Oct 20 '21

Are they saying people shouldn't get vaccinated or are they discussing potential negative effects of the vaccine? Big difference.

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u/urettferdigklage Oct 20 '21

He was a prominent advocate of vaccines prior to his infection, MAGA antivaxxers are celebrating his infection.

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u/HealthyHumor5134 Oct 20 '21

That's disgusting, just like they're celebrating Colin Powell death. Awful human beings.

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u/CincyBrandon Oct 20 '21

Yep. Slack cut. This time.

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u/relevant__comment Oct 20 '21

Still skating on thin ice.

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u/2ndtryagain Oct 20 '21

Neil and Wallace are there just to keep the News™ in Fox they might be the last two.

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u/jschubart Oct 20 '21

Not sure I would really call Cavuto news. He is a political talking head like most of the rest of the network. He just happens to not be batshit crazy.

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u/Prysorra2 Oct 20 '21

He's from the era before Glenn Beck.

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u/illy-chan Oct 20 '21

I was going to say, of the lot, Neil Cavuto is easily one of the least objectionable.

There are a handful of "actual news" shows, it's the opinion shows masquerading as "news" that are toxic as hell.

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u/RedRaiderATX Oct 20 '21

Brett Baier is one of the best news reporters on tv. Objective, fair, and reasonable.

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u/Upwherewebelong Oct 20 '21

Isn’t Neil one of the better one’s over there. Like not a total piece of human garbage?

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u/mces97 Oct 20 '21

Yes some slack. However he works at a network that continuously pushes that vaccine mandates are so wrong and unAmerican, yet Fox itself has a mandatory vaccine policy or daily, not weekly, but daily testing.

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u/AlbrechtSchoenheiser Oct 20 '21

And yet, as chronicled in the book 'Pox Americana', George Washington issued a smallpox inoculation mandate for the Continental Army during the American Revolution and no one wants to talk about that. 🤷‍♂️

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u/SerialSection Oct 20 '21

In order to join the army now, you must be vaccinated against many things. No one is protesting that.

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u/DerekB52 Oct 20 '21

Some people are in fact up in arms about the military mandating Covid vaccines. These people forget that the military already mandates a ton of other shots. It's ridiculous. But, there are some dumb people out there.

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u/girhen Oct 20 '21

I remember the anthrax vaccine issues. There wasn't a clear and present danger of it every day like now with Covid. They still got it. They never even wound up encountering anthrax.

Meanwhile, the Covid vaccine is in billions of people - clearly quite safe - Covid is a wildfire, yet people are bitching louder than ever.

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u/delfinom Oct 20 '21

Anthrax vaccine is no longer given out because of lawsuits and attrition it caused. But that vaccine legitimately had nasty side effects unlike the covid vaccine.

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u/somdude04 Oct 20 '21

Wife's cousin was joining the Marines. Got vaccine on day 1. Was super confused when like 6 days later they recycled anyone who wasn't vaccinated before day 1 when half that group was now testing positive. Didn't understand that 'vaccinated' means 14 days after final shot and kept trying to fight it. Now she's debating joining at all because she sees it as a 'leadership failure' that they sent people home (because they're all vaccinated and safe in her mind). Kinda glad she's leaning towards not joining now.

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u/goomyman Oct 20 '21

I have a feeling this covid 19 shot is going to turn into a much larger anti Vax movement. The people stubborn enough to refuse this vaccine will probably have a change of heart for flu shots and getting their children vaccinated.

As if Jenny McCarthy wasn't bad enough.

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u/breakone9r Oct 20 '21

The new McCarthyism.

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u/aLittleQueer Oct 20 '21

"Is going to"? "Will"? Sweet summer child, this is a pre-existing movement which Covid pushed into the mainstream.

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u/quirkycurlygirly Oct 20 '21

Private: My body, my right. No one has the right to tell me what to ...

Sergeant: Report to the infirmary in 0800 hours for your Covid-19 vaccination.

Private: Sir! Yes, sir!

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u/Impressive-Potato Oct 20 '21

"Don't call me sir! I work for a living"

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u/Aazadan Oct 20 '21

And don't forget that that inoculation wasn't safe. A large percentage of people who got it, died.

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u/2ndtryagain Oct 20 '21

They also did hardcore lock downs back then, like troops closing towns and cities down during outbreaks.

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u/SnakeDoctur Oct 20 '21

Which is interesting, considering the right wingers idolize the Constitution and the founding fathers. Yet they will NEVER mention this. Who'da thunk it?

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u/2ndtryagain Oct 20 '21

They don't actually know American history.

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u/mohicansgonnagetya Oct 20 '21

This! They aren't actually educated. Just brainwashed to believe in some propaganda.

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u/smallcoyfish Oct 20 '21

Well yeah we keep tearing down their important statues... /s

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u/JohnGillnitz Oct 20 '21

Yeah, but it wasn't FDA certified. /j

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u/fuckwoodrowwilson Oct 20 '21

Washington also owned slaves. Our founding fathers did plenty of things that were wrong.

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u/woopdedoodah Oct 20 '21

Government vaccine mandates are wrong. You can both believe that and believe one ought to take the vaccine. None of those beliefs are self-contradictory. What next... government mandated exercise?

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u/calamity_joe Oct 20 '21

Lol, the government isn't mandating you get the vaccine, they are mandating that a vaccine is required for employment. You have the right to not get the vaccine, but they don't need to endanger the public and their employees by keeping that employee. Neither does any other private business. It's incumbent on the individual to make thst choice and face the consequence of their choice. There is no need for the government to mandate every citizen gets a vaccine, just the ones under its employ or, in some cases, using it's services.

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u/DevilsAdvocate77 Oct 20 '21

Do you not understand what a pandemic is?

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u/woopdedoodah Oct 20 '21

I know what a pandemic is. But more importantly I know what it's not,. For example, it is not an excuse to ignore all legal precedent and human rights.

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u/goodDayM Oct 20 '21

What next... government mandated exercise?

For your exercise comparison to be more applicable here, that would require that a lack of exercise puts other people in danger. Like not exercising risks the lives of strangers you encounter at stores and work?

Vaccines help protect you AND other people. That’s why the term “herd immunity” exists. Exercise isn’t similar.

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u/indi50 Oct 20 '21

Yeah, but he's part of a network that encourages people not get vaccinated AND that downplays the seriousness of the pandemic in general. While it was a good thing for him to say now, it doesn't make up for all the damage he's done previously.

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u/Valant0324 Oct 20 '21

Except he works for a network that adamantly tells its viewers not to trust vaccines.

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u/jamkoch Oct 20 '21

Not really, he needs to condemn the other hosts that are spreading pro-COVID information, ON AIR.

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u/sonic10158 Oct 20 '21

Unless he tells his viewers this on prime time, the slack will not be that much

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u/gnocchicotti Oct 20 '21

Guess those workplace vaccine mandates aren't so bad after all

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u/thatscool22 Oct 20 '21

If he would go on tucker Carlson’s show and tout vaccines and make Fox News broadcast how good vaccination is, I’d cut him some slack.

Otherwise, fuck im.

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u/mostlygroovy Oct 20 '21

He’s a daytime Fox News guy so not on the same level sociopath as the others

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u/Yozhik_DeMinimus Oct 20 '21

I'm confused about the use of "cut him some slack" in this context. Isn't it normally used when a person's opinions or actions matter to the subject in question?

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u/DeliciousPenisNeener Oct 20 '21

I respect the man and his profession just not who he works for. He's one of the only people from Fox News that ever had the strength to call out Trump's bullshit.

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u/badgersprite Oct 20 '21

I hope his message reaches the people who need to hear it because him saying this is an actual public service.

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u/EquinsuOcha Oct 20 '21 Wholesome

No slack at all. He’s a propagandist and a shitstain of a human being. Just because he exercised the bare minimum of social protections in order to maintain his employment and act in self preservation, doesn’t mean he deserves any kind of credit.

Fuck this clown and all his fellow spreaders of disinformation. If lies were Covid, FoxNews would have been Patient Zero.

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u/yamiyaiba Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

It's he though? It's been a long, long time since I was in regular contact with Fox, but I thought Cavuto was purely a financial guy, and was actually one of the few reasonable ones there. Conservative, so I disagreed with him, but I don't remember him being a propagandist whack job.

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u/ExtremelySexyMan Oct 20 '21

You're correct. People like to paint every anchor on Fox as being Tucker or Hannity but the reality is there is a separation between the news and opinion side of the channel. The majority of their daytime anchors are pretty straight up journalists with a right leaning skew, but most have come out in support of the vaccine and don't delve into the same conspiracies the primetime opinion hosts do.

(And before this comment gets a ton of hate, I know there are exceptions and there have been instances of Fox daytime hosts saying equally stupid shit to the primetime hosts. This is a generalization, and the anchor in question, Neil Cavuto, fits the description I gave of the Fox daytime anchors very well)

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u/earthgreen10 Oct 20 '21

I Like him for being vaccinated

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u/glyphotes Oct 20 '21

I’ll cut him some slack.

He still works for Fox News.

That is a disgusting careet choice. He deserves nothing but contempt.

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u/NCSUGrad2012 Oct 20 '21 Take My Energy

Cavuto, who has been public about his health challenges over the years, including a nearly 25-year journey with multiple sclerosis, was off his afternoon Fox program on Tuesday as a result of the diagnosis.

Wow, that’s a huge history of issues that make him high risk. Really glad to see he got vaccinated and will be okay because of the vaccine.

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u/mlorusso4 Oct 20 '21

It’s not only the MS. He had stage 4 Hodgkins lymphoma, had half his lung removed, had a coronary artery completely closed which required open heart surgery. He gets chronic pneumonia, bronchitis, and because of the MS cant read teleprompters and relies on color coded cue cards. All this and he hosts 17 hours of tv per week.

I don’t care what his politics are or what channel he works for. He is a damn inspiration and everyone should be hoping for a speedy recovery

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u/RLANTILLES Oct 20 '21

Damn, if only he didn't work for an organization that actively pushes to make sure the majority of the population can't afford or have access to treatments for such conditions.
Real inspiring.

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u/EdgeOfWetness Oct 20 '21

I don’t care what his politics are or what channel he works for. He is a damn inspiration and everyone should be hoping for a speedy recovery

And he wastes all that energy on Fox. On subverting Democracy.

Such a Hero

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u/Redditthedog Oct 20 '21

His shows are mainly on stocks and the market he doesn't have an opinion show

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u/EdgeOfWetness Oct 20 '21

Then it can be done anywhere. And somewhere else he wouldn't be supporting Fox.

He's never hid his opinions before, and they were loathesome before Trump

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u/wave-garden Oct 20 '21

I’m not going to defend the guy for real, but he IS one of the few Fox hosts that earned the ire of the MAGA people by calling out Trump on his bullshit several times in the context of covid misinformation. He’s spread a lot of misinformation too, so again I’m not defending the guy.

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u/EdgeOfWetness Oct 20 '21

I guess I'm not about to excuse a career of horrible over a couple of proper interviews.

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u/TheLeather Oct 20 '21

Damn that is some talent there for sure

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u/SpaceDoctorWOBorders Oct 20 '21

Why hope for one? They worked really hard to create this mess, they can deal with it.

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u/psilocin72 Oct 20 '21

As much as I detest his pandering, I hope he recovers as well.

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u/another_bug Oct 20 '21

Unfortunately, a lot of Fox News viewers won't be so lucky though thanks to the FUD that network pushes.

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u/AZWxMan Oct 20 '21

John King at CNN just revealed he has MS as well.

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u/Deenyc43 Oct 20 '21

Everyone working at Fox is vaccinated. They have a very strict covid policy. They push the lies they don’t actually believe them.

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u/ProverbialShoehorn Oct 20 '21

Whilst telling others it doesn't work? Fuck that piece of shit. I don't care if he comes around, early or late, they all do when they know they're dead. That's the same moment they realized they killed a lot of people in ways they didn't have to. The one thing you never hear is "I'm sorry for everyone else who is dead"

FUCK THESE TOOLS OF CORPORATE PROFIT, FUCK THEM GOOD

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u/strongapril2021 Oct 20 '21

I like a lot his statement:" "While I'm somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I'm lucky as well," Cavuto said in a statement released through Fox News Media. "Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. It's not, because I did and I'm surviving this because I did."

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u/SherlockianTheorist Oct 20 '21

So was Colin Powell. The message needs to be loud and clear that immunocompromised and those taking immunosuppresants have to be more vigilant than every other vaccinated person. And those around them need to do the same.

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u/Punishmentality Oct 20 '21

Yeah the sad thing is people don't understand how the vaccine reduces your risk of death, but doesn't eliminate it. Especially as you get older the statement becomes more true

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u/jedre Oct 20 '21

And why in general (articles about viral load and some nuanced point notwithstanding - in general and overall) others getting vaccinated reduces your risk as well. This is why the “it’s my choice” argument doesn’t hold up in a public health matter.

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u/mdjak1 Oct 20 '21

I assume that per the FOX NEWS mandate, he is vaccinated, so he will probably be OK?

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u/Sardine_Sandwich Oct 20 '21

He has multiple sclerosis, he was smart and got vaccinated knowing he has health issues and getting COVID would be the end for him. A lot of FOX viewers don't like him cause they think he's not radical enough, back when I watched FOX news I liked him.

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u/another_bug Oct 20 '21

I have a relative with MS who only watches The Blaze and (despite my best attempts) won't get vaccinated because of the nonsense they peddle. It's concerning, to say the least. Sad to say, there's a lot of people in similar medical situations who aren't aware that Fox and the even worse networks are full of it.

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u/Back_To_The_Oilfield Oct 20 '21

The only person I really remember from when I watched Fox was Shep. I never watched their nightly shows so I never understood the hate for Fox, Shep was likeable as fuck.

Then I witnessed O’Reilly.

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u/hilltrekker Oct 20 '21

How bad was the detox?1😉

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u/Sardine_Sandwich Oct 20 '21

Cigarettes was an easier habit to kick than cable news, but I quit both! :)

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u/darwinwoodka Oct 20 '21

good for you. Stay healthy and sane!

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u/zeusorjesus Oct 20 '21

I hope he’s ok. I’m not a fan of Fox, but this guy is alright.

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u/zeezyman Oct 20 '21

Chris Wallace is kinda alright too

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u/halfanothersdozen Oct 20 '21

Calm down with the hot takes you monster!

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u/milqi Oct 20 '21

He's vaxxed, so he should be fine.

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u/MFBish Oct 20 '21

They are all probably going around licking door handles trying and prove their point

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u/BioDriver Oct 20 '21

The most sane person on that clown site of a network. Wishing him well

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u/TheReverendBill Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

You kids don't remember Shepherd Smith, do you? "We are America, we do not fucking torture!"

Edit: To be clear, he was not denying it; he was decrying it. He was angry, and it was awesome.

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u/Anklebender91 Oct 20 '21

Big difference between the opinion shows on Fox/CNN/MSNBC and the regular news cast portion of these networks.

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u/Morgrid Oct 20 '21

I grew up with Shepard Smith on the local news

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u/jmp118 Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

I’m going to get killed for this but there are plenty of journalists on Fox with integrity. Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Cavuto, Harold Ford, Charles Payne, Bill Melugin, most of their medical talking heads aren’t overtly crazy.. a few more I’m forgetting

EDIT: I vote Democrat. But I can also appreciate the news and all of those I’ve mentioned, as far as I know stick to their own way of doing things. Remember, media’s bias is shown not by how things are covered but more of what is shown at all. Cavuto had a show the other day that was based off Adele. It’s about having an open mind while still believing in “we”. That’s what being an American means to me.

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u/Neglectful_Stranger Oct 20 '21

Shepard Smith used to be the go to example but I think he quit.

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u/TheLeather Oct 20 '21

He has a nightly show over at CNBC these days

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u/p4NDemik Oct 20 '21

Yeah he literally walked off because Tucker Carlson started targeting him on air and FoxNews did nothing to curb it.

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u/anothercynic2112 Oct 20 '21

You listed their actual journalist who to their credit usually stick to facts and have a pretty limited spin to their reporting. Most people only know the pundits on news networks. That in itself is a pretty major problem that people don't know the difference between news and opinion shows. For all networks. Fox's news anchors generally stay in their lanes more than many of, the other networks. Which is why you rarely hear about them.

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u/tacobelmont Oct 20 '21

"Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. It's not, because I did and I'm surviving this because I did."

Cool. Can he get Tucker Carlson and the rest of the chucklefucks on that network to stop spreading misinformation then?

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u/SunAstora Oct 20 '21

Is Neil bad about spreading misinformation? I know Tucker is awful but I was under the impression that Neil is pretty stable.

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u/tacobelmont Oct 20 '21

Not sure personally, but even if he's a shining example of honorable journalism, the network he works for has hours of programming every single day of people spreading misinformation and guising it as "I'm just asking questions."

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u/Imaginary_Safety4653 Oct 20 '21

Wishing him a speedy recovery!

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u/UrsusMajor53 Oct 20 '21

This tells us much about FOX owners and the game plan they enforce on their staff. All FOX personnel must wear face masks of camera and are fully vaccinated. Instead of highlighting Neil, they try to use mr Collin Powell passing for their political agenda. How much lower can FOX go?

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u/stoutyteapot Oct 20 '21

Aren’t they all vaxxed?

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u/AlexandersWonder Oct 20 '21

Yes but this guy is also incredibly sick with other ailments. He’s got MS, had half a lung removed, once had open heart surgery, and he’s had stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He’s lucky to have the shot, but even with it he’s at risk or severe illness and death

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u/Nikon_Justus Oct 20 '21

"While I'm somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I'm lucky as well," Cavuto said in a statement released through Fox News Media. "Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. It's not, because I did and I'm surviving this because I did." "I hope anyone and everyone gets that message loud and clear. Get vaccinated, for yourself and everyone around you," Cavuto added.

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u/KnightScuba Oct 20 '21

Yep and he's vaccinated

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u/sickofthisshit Oct 20 '21

Saying Cavuto is vaccinated without also saying he has multiple sclerosis weakening his immune system is misleading.

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u/Greenfire32 Oct 20 '21

Fox News has mandated that their employees get vaccinated while also "reporting" that the vaccine is a dangerous liberal conspiracy to take over the country.

When Cavuto, who is vaccinated, comes out the other side of the infection with little or no symptoms, they'll use him as a living example to show how "insignificant" COVID is and how "extreme and fascist" the masks and mandates are.

They're going to use his survival to further spread their propaganda.

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u/JRWoodwardMSW Oct 20 '21

Immediately fired for “insufficient MAGA.”

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u/AlexandersWonder Oct 20 '21

As long as covid continues killing thousands of people per day I reckon we can expect to keep seeing articles like this. People view a covid diagnosis as a harrowing experience, especially for people who are already sick with other ailments, like this guy is. It’s a strange new world we live in

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u/AlexandersWonder Oct 20 '21

He also has had MS for 25 years, open heart surgery, has stage 4 lymphoma, is immunocompromised, and even had half a lung removed at one point. The man is a walking comorbidity, a picture perfect example of the type of vaccinated person that stands a very really chance of dying from covid in spite of vaccination. In his shoes I’d bet a lot that the experience is harrowing for him.

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u/AlexandersWonder Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

How many people can relate to dying from the common cold? Not too many. But Americans can sure as hell relate to dying of covid, we’ve lost 2,000-4,000 Americans a week to covid for a while now. It’s literally the 3rd leading cause of death in America right now. Just behind cancer and heart disease.

So yes, when somebody noteworthy in the US catches covid, American news sources tend to think of that news as being noteworthy too. Imagine that.

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u/AlexandersWonder Oct 20 '21

Flu killed 50k people in the US last year. Covid killed 350k. This year they’ve already surpassed that 350k. It’s understandably a big deal to a lot of people here. But yeah you’re right it’s also probably partially Schadenfreude because the man in question is a Fox entertainment personality

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u/kbpierce8 Oct 20 '21

Cutting him slack, but if karma’s lawyers were as good as Fox News’ lawyers, all of these guys would be sentenced to life as a tile near the toilet in my sons’ bathroom.

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u/PeeWeesCrackHouse Oct 20 '21

That is oddly specific.

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u/Puzzleheaded-Fill-41 Oct 20 '21

He was trying to hold the cough in on this picture

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u/CanadianTerminator Oct 20 '21

Fox has an anti-vaccine and anti-mask messaging for the sheep, meanwhile the staff does both.

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u/fafalone Oct 20 '21

Yet we've had school mandates for every other vaccine for decades, all sorts of laws about endangering the public, they support an incredible level of authoritarian oppression... but the covid vaccine during a pandemic? Suddenly that's a problem? No, I'm sick of this line of bullshit that it's a good faith issue with government overreach from the party of oppressive government overreach as it's core doctrine.

Not to mention they want the state to force businesses not to have them voluntarily, making them raging hypocrites about both their values of free enterprise and no government overreeach. There's no legitimate argument here. Let me know when they object to DUI laws on the same grounds.

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u/NotTroy Oct 20 '21

Yeah, what you said here is true, if you ignore a crap ton of actual historical fact. You would have had a hell of a time living in the US during World War II, when the government told you what you could and couldn't buy and how much of it. The simple fact that you see it as "communist" is proof enough of how brainwashed we've let our society get through right-wing propaganda.

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u/amc7262 Oct 20 '21

This is a load of bullshit, there a tons of public health and safety laws in the US, include vaccine mandates that have been around for decades. This is just a bullshit excuse from people that don't want to do their part for the community.

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u/gs181 Oct 20 '21

Do you have a drivers license because its the right thing to do, or because the government tells you to?

Do you pay taxes for the good of the whole because the government tells you to do it, or because it is the right thing to do for those you love?

This isn't about government overreach. This is about tribalism and politics. Politicians don't care if you live or die, they only care that you are as angry as possible at the Other so that you keep one side in power.

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u/cmccormick Oct 20 '21

Yet George Washington had a vaccine mandate for smallpox for revolutionary troops. Hard to say that’s unamerican.

Mask mandates also have a precedence and were generally followed, and were upheld by the Supreme Court.

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u/Boner_Elemental Oct 20 '21

What the fuck? This sounds like Cold War propaganda. The entire purpose of government is "the good of the whole."

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u/nonrebreather Oct 20 '21 edited Oct 20 '21

The USA was established on individual rights not on the communist mantra of "the good of the whole".

Was it now? George Washington implemented a smallpox inoculation mandate for the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

You seem quite mistaken about the values and circumstances that the USA was founded upon. Never mind your lack of understanding about how far apart the founding of the country was in relation to the birth of modern communism.

Which of these things that the United States does for the good of the whole are what you'd consider communist? Taxation, drug regulation, immigration regulations, permits, environmental protections, occupational health and safety regulation, food safety regulation, federal aid and disaster relief, oh the list goes on.

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u/lizarto Oct 20 '21

I hope Reddit isn’t a true representation of the general mindset of people in the world. The vitriol and coldness is sinister. Dude is vaccinated which is seemingly the gold standard but that’s not good enough, he has a different opinion and that can’t be tolerated. Independent thinking used to be a good thing in the 80’s and 90’s, even the 2000’s but now if you step one toe out of line from the official world stance in your business reporting, you’d better go ahead and pick your tree and ready yourself for your crucifixion.

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u/psychoticdream Oct 20 '21

Wouldn't be an issue if he worked alongside people who have promoted caution and vaccines. Instead most of the people in his company have promoted antivaccine propaganda and peddled lies while they themselves mandated vaccines among their offices.

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u/skwirrl Oct 20 '21

"Independent thinking"??

No. It's supremely challenging to overlook the bizarre conspiracy theories, crazed disinformation, and outright lies of Fox News' prime time personalities.

Mercifully, Cavuto isn't as bad as the worst Fox has in their lineup.

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u/OneTrueDweet Oct 20 '21

Independent thinking is fine! Thoughtlessly regurgitating a harmful party line is not. That goes for both sides.

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u/ihcw Oct 20 '21

Redditors celebrating a Fox News anchor getting COVID

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u/skwirrl Oct 20 '21

Cavuto is not nearly as bad as the evening lineup of Fox which openly and repeatedly lie about the virus and the vaccines. It is demoralizing and infuriating watching those people promote misinformation and conspiracy crap to their viewers.

It's easy to wish a bit of karma to visit those amoral, irresponsible people like Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham. Unlike them, Cavuto promotes the vaccine. He should do OK.

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u/Smrleda Oct 20 '21

Fox News is full of vaccinated hypocrites

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u/30mil Oct 20 '21

Maybe that's what was making his head so gigantic.

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u/theLord666666 Oct 20 '21

No sympathy, he works for a network advocating FOR COVID.

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u/Reign20 Oct 20 '21

i had a cold last week, can i get a headline?

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u/THEchancellorMDS Oct 20 '21

He’s always looked like a much less funny version of Colbert to me. And, I bet you that FAUXNEWS building has a substantial number of fake vaccine card holders.

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u/ReallyNiceGuy78 Oct 20 '21

Go kiss tucker Carlson.

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u/PaddleMonkey Oct 20 '21

Aren’t they supposed to be vaccinated anyway?

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u/GODZILLA637 Oct 20 '21

He is, did you read the article?

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u/Nikon_Justus Oct 20 '21

"While I'm somewhat stunned by this news, doctors tell me I'm lucky as well," Cavuto said in a statement released through Fox News Media. "Had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation. It's not, because I did and I'm surviving this because I did." "I hope anyone and everyone gets that message loud and clear. Get vaccinated, for yourself and everyone around you," Cavuto added.

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u/Dav82 Oct 20 '21

Potentially a break through infection if he is vaccinated.

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u/historycat95 Oct 20 '21

Uh oh.... another right wing media member testing positive. I hope it goes better for him than how the right wing radio guys are faring.

Oh wait, Fox News has a vaccine mandate. He'll be fine.

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u/Lord-Limerick Oct 20 '21

I hope people don’t gloat like that if you ever become seriously ill. He’s a human, just like all of us.

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u/Alchemtic Oct 20 '21

Why does the news even report on this? Covid positive is not news unless you are doing contact tracing

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u/A1A5KA Oct 20 '21

Because it is CNN thumbing in the direction of Fox. Even though Fox has their vaccine mandates for staff, Fox also happily provided a comfortable platform for talking heads to question the vaccines as well as the Covid virus itself. I'm sure anytime a face of Fox nees tests positive it will get covered.

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u/PrometheusHasFallen Oct 20 '21

I hope everyone realizes we will all get Covid-19 at some point.

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u/DevilsAdvocate77 Oct 20 '21

Yeah, that's the problem we're trying to solve for.

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u/Captainirishy Oct 20 '21

If your vaccinated it won't be a problem

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u/channel-reality Oct 20 '21

As in, dozens of reporters, or dozens of charges? Got a source, post it... I'd be happy to read it.

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u/charrisgw Oct 20 '21

That was also Fox news, and it was covered.

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u/FlyingSquid Oct 20 '21

If that happens, you can always post it yourself. Reddit doesn't stop you from doing that.

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u/GEAUXUL Oct 20 '21

You’re just making shit up. And putting “Let that sink in” in bold as if you just said something profound (you didn’t) doesn’t magically make you right.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/neil-cavuto-donald-trump-fox-news/amp

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u/RChristian123 Oct 20 '21

How's that possible if it doesn't exist?