Although MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow is among the most-watched figures currently on cable news, she also has plenty of critics who oppose her progressive point of view.
She is currently facing pushback over the apparent inaccuracy of her assessment earlier this year that vaccines would “get us to the end” of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“The virus stops with every vaccinated person”
Maddow’s hometown of New York City is now among the nation’s multiple hotspots for the virus despite its high vaccination rates and several strict mandates in place for residents.
The easy transmission of the omicron variant — even among inoculated Americans — appears to have debunked theories that vaccines were the key to putting the pandemic behind us.
In March, Maddow told her viewers: “Now we know that the vaccines work well enough that the virus stops with every vaccinated person.”
She went on to speculate that “the virus does not infect” those who have been vaccinated and it “cannot then use that person to go anywhere else.”
Of course, Maddow and a host of supposed experts turned out to be wrong in their conclusions, as did President Joe Biden, who campaigned on a promise to “shut down” the pandemic by relying on science.
“No consequences for all these vaccine lies”
Meanwhile, progressive pundits including Jennifer Rubin and Leana Wen are now making the argument that cloth masks are essentially ineffective at stopping the spread, though the same concerns raised by conservatives early on in the pandemic were widely discounted or ridiculed by the mainstream media.
Nevertheless, far-left figures like Maddow are unlikely to acknowledge their incorrect statements while opting to portray conservatives as the true peddlers of misinformation.
Some social media users, however, are hoping to shed some light on the MSNBC host’s history.
For his part, sports reporter Clay Travis tweeted his dim view of the standards employed by Maddow and others on the left.
“It’s wild how there are no consequences for all these vaccine lies,” he wrote. “If you wonder why many are skeptical of the covid ‘vaccine’ it’s because they remember what they were told about how effective the vaccine was. All that Rachel Maddow says here is untrue.”