Emerald Robinson, a Newsmax White House correspondent, has been sidelined over her comments that the COVID-19 vaccines contain a “bioluminescent” tracker. She stated that the tracker is linked to the Devil.
Twitter has since taken down Robinson’s post in which she claimed that the vaccines include “a bioluminescent marker called LUCIFERASE so that you can be tracked,” marking it as COVID-19 misinformation.
A Newsmax spokesperson told The Daily Beast that the network is “currently reviewing the posts and during that period Ms. Robinson will not be on the air but continue with duties for the network. Twitter has also temporarily suspended Robinson “for repeated violations” of their policy on coronavirus misinformation.
After making her remarks connecting the COVID-19 vaccine to the Devil, Newsmax worked to distance itself from Robinson. On Tuesday, the network released a statement: “Newsmax strongly believes and has reported that the Covid 19 vaccines are safe and effective. We do not believe the vaccines contain any toxic materials or tracking markers, and such false claims have never been reported on Newsmax. The many medical experts appearing on Newsmax have supported the use of the vaccine.”
Other staffers for the network voiced their support of the decision to suspend Robinson’s appearance on air. One current employee commented, “It’s really buzzing the newsroom. I think it’s a good idea. If we are going to be viewed as a news organization, we have to act like one.”
Robinson is not the only Newsmax employee expressing distrust over the COVID-19 vaccines. Rob Schmitt, an anchor for the network, claimed in July that vaccines are “against nature” and some illnesses are “supposed to wipe out a certain amount of people.” The network scolded Schmitt publicly, saying that his opinions “do not reflect the position of Newsmax.”
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