• November 28, 2021

A collection of right-wing radio broadcasters killed by COVID

Yes, every death is a tragedy, and John Donne’s Meditation 17, which says that “no man is an island” remains as true today as the day it was written.

Nevertheless.

“As I was, so are you now. As I am now, so will you be … “

The pattern that is beginning to emerge here is, at the very least, worthy of closer examination. That is to say:

  1. Right-wing radio host bets on Trump’s fanatic support
  2. Said host parrots that COVID-19 is a “hoax”
  3. Problem: why would you need a vaccine for a hoax?
  4. Solution: the vaccine is worse than COVID!
  5. Radio demagogue shouts this idiocy daily to dumb listeners
  6. COVID contracts
  7. Reality of whole body pain and agony of slow strangulation
  8. He regrets being a gullible idiot who led his listeners to death
  9. Radio host dies

Let’s review the current body count, shall we?

1. Marc Bernier, he was a truly horrible person.

… and finally, his last pinned tweet, comparing vaccination to Nazi gas chambers

Actual state:

Bernier was off the air on Monday, August 2, affected by Covid-19 at home. Sean Hannity’s syndicated show was airing instead. On Saturday August 8, Bernier was hospitalized, according to the WNDB station manager, who described Bernier as “anti-vaccine.” And that seems to be the last word on his status:

Dick Farrel, right-wing screamer and Newsmax host:

It was all in Trump’s favor:

I drank the Kool-Aid

Actual state:

Phil Valentine was a performatively terrible person:

He scoffed at the vaccine:

And later:

Valentine scoffed at the need for vaccines and wrote on his blog that his chances of dying from the virus, should he become infected, were “much less than one percent.”

He announced his Covid-19 diagnosis on July 11 and vowed to return to his show in a day or two.

“Unfortunately for the haters, it looks like I’m going to make it,” he wrote. “Interesting experience. I’ll have to inform you when I get back on the air. I hope it’s tomorrow, but I can take a day off just as a precaution. “

Less than two weeks later, his radio station, 99.7 WTN, announced that the Nashville host was hospitalized “in very serious condition, suffering from Covid pneumonia.” The statement said Valentine had changed his mind and urged others to get vaccinated.

Actual state:

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