‘Is This A Real Story?’: Tucker Carlson Flabbergasted By JetBlue’s Felon Pilot
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 17: Tucker Carlson speaks during 2022 FOX Nation Patriot Awards at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on November 17, 2022 in Hollywood, Florida.
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Daily Wire Investigative Reporter Luke Rosiak appeared on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Monday evening to share a story he broke for the Daily Wire about bizarre hiring practices at JetBlue.

The show began by assessing the widespread mass protests across China against the regime of Xi Jinping and his repressive ‘Zero COVID’ policies, which appear to be the largest internal outcry against the Chinese Communist Party in decades. The program also condemned several U.S. public officials and various corporate entities and prominent citizens, such as John Kirby of the National Security Council, the NBA and reporter Taylor Lorenz.

Carlson claimed that greed or complicity had caused them to stay silent on China’s crackdown against its own citizens, noting that some of them had advocated for the kind of COVID policy that Xi had put into practice and a few had even praised the authoritarian regime for its approach to the pandemic.

Carlson later brought on Rosiak to discuss the case of John Perrys, a convicted felon and reported employee of JetBlue who in 2005 broke into a judge’s home and assaulted his daughter as she came out of the shower. Perrys was released in 2014 and according to the Florida Department of Corrections, he will be on felony probation until 2044.

Perrys’ hiring has caused controversy because his employer is unwilling to hire pilots who have not been vaccinated against COVID in the name of ‘safety.’

“Apparently JetBlue won’t hire unvaccinated pilots, but they will hire violent convicted felons to fly their airplanes,” one pilot said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Roughly a year ago JetBlue implemented a company-wide vaccine mandate, arguing in public that as a federal contractor they were required to do so by a Biden Administration rule. The relevant rule, however, has been delayed, then blocked by an injunction which was only lifted last month, and even now is not actively being enforced.

Rosiak and Carlson both lambasted the mandate and characterized it as incoherent and counter productive, since new data indicates that a majority of people currently dying from COVID-19 are vaccinated.

“They won’t hire you if you haven’t had the vaxx, but they did hire John Perrys,” Rosiak noted, “And interestingly enough, I thought you would get a kick out of this, the crime he was convicted of was assault with a deadly weapon while wearing a mask.”

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