Citing his “zero-tolerance policy” toward employees unvaccinated against COVID-19, CNN President Jeff Zucker issued a statement in defense of his decision to fire three employees Thursday for refusing vaccination.
“You need to be vaccinated to come to the office,” Zucker’s statement read. “And you need to be vaccinated to work in the field, with other employees, regardless of whether you enter the office or not. Period. We expect in the weeks ahead, showing vaccination may become a formal part of the WarnerMedia Passcard process.”
This is the biggest purge of undesirable employees since the resignations of three staffers in 2017 “following the publication and subsequent retraction of a story linking a Trump transition team member to the Russia-related investigations.”
Zucker is a totalitarian who sees in the COVID pandemic an opportunity to consolidate power, coerce compliance, and eradicate opposition. In that respect, CNN is just like the Biden administration.