When former Washington State University head football coach Nick Rolovich was fired, Athletic Director Pat Chun cited Governor Jay Inslee’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates as his reason for letting the popular coach go. Four days after firing Rolovich, Chun was seen in a crowded room without a face mask, breaking another of Inslee’s Covid-19 mandates.
Should Chun be fired? According to Jason Rantz at MyNorthwest:
In a photo posted to a Facebook page for WSU enthusiasts on October 22, Chun is seen maskless in a small room. He is surrounded by other maskless attendees. This is in violation of Inslee’s reinstituted indoor mask mandate.
This isn’t good optics for WSU. It might explain why its communications director repeatedly deflected questions about the incident, even suggesting Inslee’s office is best suited to answer questions on what allegedly occurred.
The photo was posted last Friday on the 30k+ strong Die Hard Cougs page on Facebook.
A member of the group, who was not the one to post the photo, noted in an email to the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH that it was taken at last Friday’s Coaches Luncheon at WSU’s Palouse Ridge Golf Course. The event is meant to convince donors to offer more financial support to the football team as part of the Cougar Athletic Fund (CAF).
While Rantz calls it bad optics, I’ll take it a step further and call it complete and total hypocrisy. Mandates are mandates, and even though I do not support vaccine or face mask mandates, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Selectively applying punishment for defying mandates is disgusting on multiple levels, especially when we consider that Rolovich attempted to comply by applying for a legitimate religious exemption.
This demonstrates that Chun’s skills in raising money buy him a free pass that is far greater in the eyes of Washington State University than the religious and medical freedoms Rolovich should have been accorded. All of this will go a long way towards helping Rolovich win his lawsuit against the school.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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