At least three prime time MSNBC hosts have changed their tone on Covid-19 vaccines since 2020, Twitter archives reveal.
The three hosts — Joy Reid, Chris Hayes, and Rachel Maddow — have led their network in taking an aggressively pro-vaccine stance in recent days. MSNBC host Chris Hayes attacked competitor Fox News over the issue as recently last week, saying, “The dominant perspective of that network from the beginning of the pandemic has been, ‘Who cares if all those people die? They’re old, poor or sick anyway.’”
His colleague, Maddow, suggested in May that she correlated people who didn’t wear masks with people who rejected vaccines. “I feel like I’m going to have to rewire myself so