Conservative Host Dan Bongino Gives Radio Company Ultimatum Over Vaccine Mandate
Conservative radio host Dan Bongino, who has seen a meteoric rise over the last few years, has threatened to quit his highly successful radio program with Westwood One over owner Cumulus Media’s vaccine mandate.
Bongino told listeners on Monday that he was going to publicly address his opposition to the vaccine mandate every day if necessary, describing the current circumstance as “an entirely untenable situation going forward.”
At issue is the media company’s vaccine mandate which has resulted in several lesser-known radio hosts, board-ops, and street team members either having to quit or be terminated due to their personal decision not to get the vaccine.
And he’s taking a stand for the rank-and-file employees.
Conservative pundit Dan Bongino threatens to quit radio giant over vaccination mandate https://t.co/MucTm4hZHn
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 19, 2021
Dan Bongino Threatens To Quit
Dan Bongino’s threat to quit is not a hollow one, as he took directly to Westwood One’s airwaves to air his grievances with the vaccine mandate.
Publicly calling out the network on its own could run him into trouble. But he’s not concerned with that. He’s more concerned about what the vaccine mandate is doing to other employees at the media company.
“I’m not really happy with the company I work with right here,” Bongino told listeners. “I believe these vaccine mandates are unethical. I believe they’re immoral. I believe they don’t take into account the science of natural immunity due to a prior infection.”
“I’ll say again, I’m not going to let this go,” he continued. “Cumulus is going to have to make a decision with me — if they want to continue this partnership or they don’t.”
#BREAKING: Dan Bongino opened his radio show this afternoon saying the company that carries the program, Cumulus Media, can cancel his show if it wants, but he’s against the COVID vaccine mandate.
“You can have me, or you can have a vaccine mandate, but you can’t have both”.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 18, 2021
Bongino went on to note that “it’s really unfortunate that people with a lower profile than me … have been summarily either shown the door or been put in really untenable circumstances because they simply want to make a medical decision by themselves.”
The conservative radio host is on 300-plus radio stations, something the company itself has described as “impressive growth.”
Bongino’s work is so impressive, his show was placed in the noon-3 p.m. time slot once dominated by Rush Limbaugh.
This isn’t a threat either side should take lightly.
Thank you @dbongino , you are a true American, I appreciate all you are doing and saying for those of us who can’t !
— Rachel M Sakitis (@RSakitis) October 19, 2021
Take The Mandate Snd Shove It
Dan Bongino’s stance against vaccine mandates is important not just because of who he is, but for what he understands.
Unlike what you’ll hear all day in the mainstream media, Bongino is fully vaccinated but doesn’t believe forcing others to come to the same medical conclusion is the way for his company to operate.
To be clear, @dbongino got vaccinated on the advice from his doctor while he was battling cancer. He is not resisting the vaccine mandate for himself but for other employees who don’t have a platform to fight back as they risk unemployment if they don’t comply.
— Bongino Report (@BonginoReport) October 18, 2021
Bongino made headlines this past summer when the former Secret Service agent told officials in his county that they can take their mandatory mask order and shove it.
“You can take your mask mandate and shove it right up your a**,” he defiantly declared.
Fox News contributor Dan Bongino declared this week that he “will not comply” with his county’s mandatory mask orders, boasting on his podcast that he will tell those mandating masks amid a deadly pandemic to “shove it right up your ass”https://t.co/jIpU5NjMX2
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) July 9, 2020
There needs to be a greater movement of resistance in this country right now in regards to vaccine mandates. To be clear, people like Bongino make more money than you or I and can absorb a hit if they stand up to their employers.
But if ever there were a hill to die on regarding freedom in America, this is it.
No vaccine mandates. Not now, not ever.
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