Throughout the weekend, media piranha’s continued to treat Aaron Rodgers like a piece of fresh meat. ESPN, Saturday Night Live and corporate interests also showed just how dense they are with their attacks on the 2020 MVP of the National Football League over his failure to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
Stephen A. Smith, of ESPN’s First Take program, suggested Rodgers should be forced to do volunteer work at a hospital with a bunch of Covid patients.
Think about how stupid that comment is. Smith would take a man, sick with COVID-19, and have him walking around a hospital exposing healthy people – including doctors and nurses who are caring for people with the coronavirus – to contracting it. Stupid is as stupid does.
"Saturday Night Live" presented a segment with Fox News' Judge Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong) interviewing Rodgers that was just as idiotic.:
PIRRO: "Now Aaron, you're not vaccinated. So what? Who the hell cares? It's your body, your choice. And please never use that quote for any other issue.”
RODGERS: "Exactly Jeanine, it's my body and my COVID ... I can give it to whoever I want. But suddenly the woke mob is coming after me ..."
PIRRO: "And straight talk Aaron, because I never talk gay. Did you ever lie about being vaccinated?"
RODGERS: "I never lied. I took all my teammates into a huddle, got all their faces three inches away from my wet mouth and told them, 'Trust me, I'm more or less immunized. Go team! … people can talk all they want, but at the end of the day, my record is still 7-1, meaning of the eight people I've infected, seven are fine."
Rodgers is a huge part of State Farm’s advertising campaigns, but he hasn’t been canceled by that insurance giant. Yet.
The NFL announced that Rodgers won’t be suspended. As if such a possibility made any sense at all.
Much of this firestorm could have been avoided in August. However, Rodgers’ many critics were incapable then of determining the difference between the words “immunizied” and “vaccinated.” Rodgers said three months ago he had been immunized. Only when he came down with COVID-19 Wednesday did the hysterical Left go into overdrive. Only then did the lemming nitwits crow about Rodgers appearing in public without a mask. Which, by the way, is perfectly acceptable for Democrat politicians, just not for unvaccinated football players.
NBC’s Mike Florio went ballistic, accusing Rodgers of lying and not following NFL protocol, though Packers Coach Matt LaFleur disputed that.
In typical NFL fashion, Rodgers’ maskless public appearances are under further review.
Smith asked Tim Tebow, “Did he lie? He was deliberately deceitful because he knew by using the word immunized that the media would assume that he mean yes, he was vaccinated.” Back then, the Left did not challenge the word “immunized.”
Tebow is one of the few people who’ve been talking sense this weekend. He told Smith that Rodgers might not have violated any league Covid protocols.
ESPN only recently reported that Rodgers underwent an “alternate treatment prior to the start of training camp,” and he petitioned the NFL in hopes it would be acceptable as an equivalent to a coronavirus vaccination. After negotiations with the league, players union and an infectious disease consultant, Rodgers' request was denied. He has been treated as an unvaccinated player. He’s now also regarded a liar and a public enemy No. 1 by the media.
It sure looks like the media were asleep at the wheel in August and now they’re desperately trying to divert attention from their failures and cover their own behinds.