Keith Olbermann got roasted for suggesting that Texans don’t deserve access to the coronavirus vaccines because “Texas has decided to join the side of the virus,” according to Fox News.
“Why are we wasting vaccinations on Texas if Texas has decided to join the side of the virus?”
“People deserve to stay safe and healthy no matter who they voted for,” Molly Jong-Fast responded.
“I just think it’s wrong to make gross generalizations about the lives and potential deaths of an entire population,” Evan Grant wrote. “It is mean-spirited and unhelpful on every front.”
Because Texas is populated by human beings and saving lives is never a waste you absolute monster. https://t.co/xE3FAdP3qF
— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) March 3, 2021
Keith, my grandmother lives in Austin. She’s done everything right, and yet, that shouldn’t even matter. These are human beings. There is no metric of “deserving” for a vaccine. Everyone who needs one should get one, regardless of where they live and their elected officials.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) March 3, 2021
sir, resign sir
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) March 3, 2021
Delete this, Keith
— Brandon Friedman (@BFriedmanDC) March 3, 2021
Not that it should matter, I didn’t vote for Abbot. F#ck you Keith. You really do need help. I can recommend some good people.
— Brian Cuban (@bcuban) March 3, 2021
hey keith, not sure if you’re aware but people actually deserve not to die regardless of their political beliefs
— Shehan Jeyarajah (@ShehanJeyarajah) March 3, 2021
Because vaccinating people isn't a waste even if you don't agree with them politically, and because the 29 million people who live in Texas aren't the ones who issued the executive order.
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) March 3, 2021
Keith, this is a wrong take man. Take it from a former Republican they vote crappy leadership for different reasons, but they are still human beings. They have families, children. I get it, you are angry, but this is not the right message.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) March 3, 2021
A state is full of people, and people deserve to live. Not everything is a goddamned scorecard.
— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) March 3, 2021
oh word? so because a handful of soulless monsters in power—who dictate the fate of a state suffocated by voter suppression, gerrymandering, and systemic inequity—you're chill with condemning 30 million people to death? this is the extremely progressive hill you wanna die on?
— anna maría (@onlyannamaria) March 3, 2021
I understand your frustration, but this is a garbage take. That’s my family you’re talking about. My friends. Everyone I grew up with. Human beings with human rights. They should not be denied a life-saving vaccine because their governor is an idiot.
Delete this & apologize.
— David Slack (@slack2thefuture) March 3, 2021
Because millions of people live in Texas and should be vaccinated. Full stop. And if you thought this was a clever tweet, I have bad news for you.
— Mark R. Yzaguirre (@markyzaguirre) March 3, 2021
over the last five years or so there have been a lot of people i thought weren’t stupid until they said something exactly like this https://t.co/w6cG6DL7g7
— Jon Bois (@jon_bois) March 3, 2021
From Fox News:
Olbermann, long known for his difficult personality, burst on the scene in the early 1990s as a popular anchor of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” but he moved on to politics and hosted a far-left opinion show on MSNBC from 2003 to 2011. Olbermann then bounced around the industry and anchored an anti-Trump online program for GQ, “The Resistance,” and authored a book titled, “Trump is F*–ing Crazy: (This is Not a Joke).”
He was widely criticized when his anti-Trump book featured a cover image of himself draped in the American flag, which is visibly touching the ground – a violation of U.S. flag code. He once claimed that Trump and his family had done more damage to the U.S. than 9/11 mastermind Usama bin Laden.