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Michigan TV Weatherman Out After Refusing To Get Vaccine

CBS Detroit
CBS Detroit

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — A man who spent more than 30 years reporting the weather on TV in northern Michigan said he’s out of a job after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Karl Bohnak began working at WLUC-TV in 1988. He said the Upper Peninsula was one of the most challenging places in the U.S. for weather forecasting.

“Many of you have taken one of these injections, and that is absolutely your right,” Bohnak said Wednesday on Facebook. “It is also my right to choose the medical options I feel are right for me. I have authority over my body.”

Bohnak’s post had 2,600 comments by Thursday afternoon. He said he was fired by the station’s owner, Gray Television, for not following a company vaccine mandate.

WLUC declined to comment Thursday.

Bohnak got much support on Facebook, but some people were disappointed with his stance.

“I stand behind Gray Television for having the courage to protect the whole community,” Lawrence Gary Oates wrote.

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Joe Average

Well on my next trip to the UP I won't be watching WLUC-TV . Shame it's a choice to abort a baby but no choice to make a living without a forced shot. Sad real sad.

DL Haye

Protect the whole community? With what a Vaccine that still allows us to get Covid, spread Covid and DIE from Covid and carry more Delta than the Unvaxed and spread it to both Vaxed and Unvaxed? How are the Vaccinated doing anything to the Community but virtue signal about their non existent "protection"? This according to the CDC and Fauci.Oh..the Vaxed have less symptoms, so it's about comfort then. Comfort that a million Covid recovered people had before and after the Vax was created and have Natural Immunity the Scientific Community has always said is far better than Vaccine immunity creates which these Covid Vaccines no longer provide. So take the "Protect The Community Schtick " and Schtick it where the sun dont shine.

Crafty Lady 44

Yes, murdering babies with a beating heart is ok with the vaccine crowds. But people are upset by others for not taking the vaccines !! The definition of murder is when a human being takes the life of another human being with a beating heart. Therefore abortions are murder!! Biden passed a law his first week in office that America will now pay for all abortions in every country..the evil Democrats are all about lowering the population of the world. So who would want the vaccines especially since they all have Aborted baby cells in them.


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