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Howard Stern blasts Aaron Rodgers for lying about vaccination status: 'They should throw him out of the league so fast'

Howard Stern unloaded on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers after it was revealed the football player lied at a press conference when asked if he was vaccinated against COVID-19.

Rodgers, who was benched on November 3rd after testing positive for COVID-19, told reporters on Aug. 26 he was "immunized" from the virus. Responding to the question "are you vaccinated?" Rodgers replied "yeah, I've been immunized."

Instead of getting vaccinated, Rodgers admitted to sports podcaster Pat McAfee on Friday that he actually received a homeopathic treatment from his personal doctor.

Speaking on "The Pat McAfee Show on YouTube and SiriusXM," Rodgers insisted he didn't lie about his vaccination status, claiming he's in the "crosshairs of the woke mob" who are orchestrating a "witch hunt" against him.

Rodgers also said he gathered "500 pages of research" about the efficacy of vaccines in an attempt to convince the league to grant him an exemption from its vaccine requirement.

On his Sirius XM radio program Monday, Stern wasn't buying Rodger's lies.

"I was so worked up over the weekend about this fucking Aaron Rodgers of the NFL," Stern said. "I don't even know where to begin with that story. I mean this fucking guy."

Noting that Rodgers is a great football player and "that's why they put up with his bullshit," Stern said if he "ran the NFL … I would throw this guy out of the football league so fast."

"What he did to his fellow teammates … this fucking guy, they should throw him out of the league so fast," Stern added.

Turning to Rodgers' "bullshit" claim that he received homeopathic treatment for COVID-19 and therefore has "the antibodies," Stern was equally incensed.

"C'mon dude, really?" the radio host asked.

"First of all, I don't know where these guys get their information from …" Stern continued. "At the press conference he said he got his information from Joe Rogan … you got doctors who study in medical school. I don't know what has happened to this country."

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Merrick Garland hearing goes off the rails as Jim Jordan demands to play video of parents at school board meetings

The House Judiciary Committee hearing with Attorney General Merrick Garland was briefly derailed on Thursday after Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) demanded to play a video.

Committee Vice Chair Madeleine Dean (D-PA) objected, saying Jordan had not followed the committee's audio-visual protocol by providing 48 hours notice.

Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) sustained the objection, ruling the video out of order.

Jordan reportedly wanted to play video of parents speaking at school board meetings. In recent months, meeting have grown contentious with threats against those advocating for public health measures during the pandemic.

Garland has spoken out against "harassment, intimidation and threats of violence against school board members, teachers and workers in our nation's public schools."

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'Offensive deprivation of an important right': Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas abortion ban

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction blocking a Texas law that bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, insisting the restraining order is necessary to "prevent irreparable harm to the United States' interest in protecting the constitutional rights of its citizens."

"From the moment [Senate Bill] 8 went into effect, women have been unlawfully prevented from exercising
control over their lives in ways that are protected by the Constitution ... This Court will not sanction one more day of this offensive deprivation of such an important right," the order reads.

As the Wall Street Journal reports, Pitman's order was issued in a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S Department of Justice against the state of Texas seeking both an injunction and "a permanent order that the Texas ban is invalid and unenforceable."

In his order, Judge Pitman accused Texas of contriving "an unprecedented and transparent statutory scheme" to deprive people of their "right under the Constitution to choose to obtain an abortion prior to fetal viability."

Per the Journal's Brent Kendall:

"Judge Pitman chose not to delay the effective date of his injunction to give Texas time to seek an immediate stay from an appeals court, meaning state abortion providers have at least a short time window to resume offering abortions to a broad range of patients if they choose to do so."

Read the full ruling via Just Security.

'They’ve lost control of the mob': Trump booed at rally after telling supporters to 'take the vaccines'

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday emphatically embraced the COVID-19 vaccine in front of a crowd of his supporters, igniting boos from rally-goers in Alabama, video shows.

"Take the vaccines! I did it, it's good!" Trump told the crowd as some attendees started to boo.

Responding to the boos, Trump continued: "No, that's okay. That's alright. You got your freedoms, but I happened to take the vaccine."

"If it doesn't work, you'll be the first to know, okay?" he added, as the crowd erupted in applause.

Cullman, AL, where Trump's rally was held, declared a state of emergency on Thursday after experiencing a 218% increase in hospitalizations over the previous two weeks, Insider reports.

Advisers to the former president have reportedly urged him for months to make a public service announcement about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. In April, Trump suggested he would make a "commercial" for the vaccine, but that video never materialized. Still, the former president's face-to-face appeal to a crowd of supporters marked, as one commentator put it, "the first good thing Trump has ever said."

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Capitol police officer claps back at Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham: 'The facts are the facts'

Capitol Officer Michael Fanone slammed Fox News' prime-time personalities, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, for their coverage on Tuesday of day one of the House Select Committee's hearing on the Capitol riot.

On his Fox News program, Carlson smirked and laughed at a clip of Fanone explaining the post-traumatic stress disorder he experienced after the riot. Carlson later went on to say that the violence was just a "political protest that got out of hand."

Ingraham responded to the harrowing testimony with a spoof awards ceremony, giving the "best performance in an action role" award to Fanone, who during his testimony said he felt like he "went to hell and back" to protect lawmakers on Jan. 6. "The indifference shown to my colleagues is disgraceful," he finished.

"There was certainly a lot of violence that day, but it was not a terrorist attack," said Ingraham. "It wasn't 9/11. It wasn't the worst thing that ever happened to America. It wasn't an insurrection."

Appearing on CNN's "New Day" Wednesday morning, host John Berman asked Fanone what it was like to watch the Fox News hosts joke and make fun of his testimony before Congress.

"The facts are the facts," Fanone said. "They were supported by hundreds of hours of videotape, evidence, eyewitness testimony, they're undisputable," before clapping back at the Fox News hosts, saying "so if they want to disparage me or call me a member of Antifa or talk about my neck tattoos, I couldn't care less."

"What does concern me is the fact that those entertainers have an audience, and that audience takes their words and the rhetoric that they use as more than just entertainment," Fanone explained. "They think it's real."

He then connected the right-wing "entertainment" often described as news or news analysis as having tragic consequences.

"That thought process has real-life consequences," he said of the audience listening to Carlson and Ingraham's shows. "And we saw the result of that on January 6th."

Many tweeted in support of Fanone, calling Carlson and Ingraham's commentaries "disgusting."


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