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White House gets away from press briefing without any questions about Fauci’s emails

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Following the release of emails from Dr. Anthony Fauci from the early days of the pandemic Tuesday, not a single White House correspondent asked Press Secretary Jen Psaki about the emails during the entire Wednesday briefing. Instead, they mostly discussed cyberattacks from Russia and national cybersecurity.

Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson expressed her own disappointment on Twitter. She wrote “not even one reporter today in the press pool . . .had the courage to ask.”

Caleb Hull tweeted his bleak opinion about the state of the industry as a whole. “Journalism is dead,” he wrote.

Senior congressional correspondent for The Daily Caller Henry Rodgers agreed, saying it was “honestly insane” to hear that not a single reporter asked about the emails. “Tells you everything you need to know,” Rodgers tweeted.

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American and Southwest stand by vaccine mandate, despite Abbott’s ban

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines are still planning to comply with President Biden’s executive order regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. The order requires all their employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8t. As a result, they will be ignoring Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on vaccine mandates.

Abbott announced his own executive order, effectively banning mandates even from private employers, on Tuesday. “In another instance of federal overreach, the Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates, causing workforce disruptions that threaten Texas’ continued recovery from the COVID-19 disaster,” Abbott said. “The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and our best defense against the virus, but should remain voluntary and never forced.”

Yet both airlines are requiring their employees to be vaccinated by Nov. 24. This comes despite Southwest’s impromptu cancellation of over 2,000 flights over the weekend. At the time, the airline blamed the cancellations on air traffic control and weather conditions. However, SaraACarter.com was unable to verify that any other airline had to cancel near as many flights for the same reasons. This has left many to speculate that Southwest actually cancelled flights due to their employees walking out as a direct result of the mandate.

Reporter Jack Posobiec tweeted out a flyer circulating among the anti-vaxx Southwest employees. Currently, they are planning a protest outside of Southwest headquarters next Monday. The protest will be called “Freedom Not Force.”

Southwest told Reuters it “would be expected to comply with the President’s Order to remain compliant as a federal contractor.” In addition, American similarly said Abbott’s order does not change anything.

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