Dan Bongino to Boss: It's Me or Vax Mandate

Vaccinated radio host tells Cumulus Media to choose
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2021 7:19 AM CDT

Right-wing radio host Dan Bongino dared his radio distributor to cancel his show on Monday in response to its "unethical" and "immoral" vaccine mandate. Cumulus Media, which carries The Dan Bongino Show on hundreds of stations, announced in August that it would require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 27, unless they have a legal exception or work remotely. As a result, several Cumulus employees were fired or quit, per Inside Radio. Bongino, who recently completed treatment for Hodgkin Lymphoma, is fully vaccinated. But he dared Cumulus to cancel their partnership nonetheless.

"I'm not going to play along," said the former New York City police officer and Secret Service agent, per the Daily Beast. "Because it's really unfortunate that people with a lower profile than me, who don’t have 300-plus stations, have been summarily either shown the door or been put in really untenable circumstances because they simply want to make a medical decision by themselves." "Cumulus is going to have to make a decision with me—if they want to continue this partnership or they don't," he added, per the Washington Post. Of his show and the vaccine mandate, he added, "You can't have both."

Bongino's radio show is live-streamed on Fox Nation. He also hosts a talk show, Unfiltered, on Fox News on Saturday evenings. Yet he did not refer to Fox Corp.'s vaccine rules, which require that employees be vaccinated or undergo daily COVID-19 testing. Under the Biden administration's rules, companies with more than 100 employees need only accept a negative test result from unvaccinated employees once per week. Other on-air Fox personalities, including Tucker Carlson, have recently skirted questions about Fox's policy, even while Carlson blasted the administration's policy as "totally insane," per the AP. (Read more vaccine mandate stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.