Meanwhile at the Fox News Brain Trust...

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Fox and Friends co host Pete Hegseth doesn't wash his hands because "germs are not a real thing".
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6689887/Fox-Friends-host-says-washed-hands-10-years.html

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dublinbay z6 (KS)

I do not understand these people who think modern medicine is some kind of plot against people. Anti-vaxxers, etc.

Kate

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sunflower_petal(5a)

Population control ....

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Annie Deighnaugh

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/02/10/unvaccinated-teens-are-fact-checking-their-parents-trying-get-shots-their-own/?fbclid=IwAR3pZ5cZz68wTJSjEy5upnIgIJV5ZjaLNXiePka8kiqdegA81U6RhhEJWTI&utm_term=.7f2720fa9d37

Ethan Lindenberger, frustrated by years of arguments about his mother’s anti-vaccination stance, staged a quiet defection on Reddit.

The Norwalk, Ohio, teenager needed advice, he said, on how to inoculate himself against both infectious disease and his family’s dogma. At 18, he was old enough, Lindenberger explained. He wanted to get vaccinated. But he didn’t know how.

“My parents think vaccines are some kind of government scheme,” Lindenberger wrote days before Thanksgiving. “But, because of their beliefs I’ve never been vaccinated for anything, god knows how I’m still alive.”

As anti-vaccination movements metastasize amid outbreaks of dangerous diseases, Internet-savvy teenagers are fact-checking their parents’ decisions in a digital health reawakening — and seeking their own treatments in bouts of family defiance.

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foodonastump

'I inoculate myself,' he continued.

'Germs are not a real thing. I can't see them. Therefore, they're not real.'

Hegseth then took his rant even further arguing his unsanitary habits gave him an immunity against sickness.

Um, so which is it, do germs exist or not?

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Annie Deighnaugh

Gee, he can't see oxygen either...cut his off for awhile and see if he thinks it exists or not...

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leona_2008

Good point, FOAS. Besides being disgusting, he is showing he has no concern for others.

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dandyfopp

Stable genius.

Germs ain't real because he can't see them? And he is on Fox News?

Donnie's next Surgeon General.

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bob_cville

Or God can't be seen, so he must not be real. I hope this idiot is an Atheist.

Radio waves can't be seen, therefore television transmission isn't real. He should quit his job.

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GOD

is there any chance he was joking?

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purr mich 7_

ewww, he said he doesn't wash his hands?!

Give this idiot a promotion!!

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Annie Deighnaugh

Did his co-hosts cringe when he said that....I'd never want to shake that guy's hands!

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socks(10a)

donnie believes in germs. It's the only part of science which makes any sense to him.

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mrskjun(9)

OMG please, it was a joke! People without a sense of humor should not watch tv. I saw the entire episode. Unbelievable what will trigger the left.

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dandyfopp

Triggered? Revolted.

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enegiram

Why is it everything ridiculous that is said or done by Republicans the posters here from the right ALWAYS, ALWAYS say it was just a joke? They are the joke, apparently.

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purr mich 7_

Right, like 'locker room humor'.

I don't believe frwingers have anything approaching a normal sense of humor.

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Becca Reese

Um, because we have a sense of humor and recognize it when we see it? You can douse your hair fire now.


https://www.yahoo.com/news/fox-news-host-pete-hegseth-132749747.html


Seriously, folks. Think!

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Becca Reese

mrskjun(9)

OMG
please, it was a joke! People without a sense of humor should not watch
tv. I saw the entire episode. Unbelievable what will trigger the left.

I don't know, mrskjun. Maybe if Hillary won, we'd be dour, acerbic and void of the ability to laugh, wearing a perma "face" that says, "I'm not ever going to laugh until Hillary leaves office!".

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GOD

like anti-vaxers are a joke!

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foodonastump

Are the climate change deniers joking, too? Please tell them to stop - it’s getting dangerous!

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diane_nj 6b/7a(6b/7a)

A local glossy “community” magazine just put him on the cover “fighting the war on American values”. I’m still trying to calm down to write a scathing, but lucid letter to the editor. :-/

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miss lindsey (still misses Sophie)(8a)

I heard it as satire. Substitute "washed my hands" for "beileved in God/gone to church/prayed/whatever" and "germs" for "God."

Ridiculous nonetheless but not as disgusting.

His spouse and parents must have been mortified :-D

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miss lindsey (still misses Sophie)(8a)

PS it IS possible to be too "clean." That is not accomplished by regular handwashing however.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

My fave response to the lame "it was just a joke" excuse:

Why is no one laughing?

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miss lindsey (still misses Sophie)(8a)

Plenty of people *are* laughing in the video, though.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

He's a real comedian, that guy.

And it reminds me of the schoolkids I work with, who are encouraged every day to wash their hands before eating, yet most never do. We cannot make them wash their hands, only urge them to. They will hold out their grubby hands and insist they're clean.

And it's still flu season!

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GOD

Does laughing at him count as laughing?

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dandyfopp

OMG.

I can't decide if this is more pathetic or hilarious but is absolutely on brand for Fox News.



Video: https://twitter.com/revrrlewis/status/1095645941540048896


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