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Politico issued a correction after critics called on the media to falsely attribute the theory of COVID vaccines to Judge Clarence Thomas.
On Thursday, theSupreme Courtannounced that it would not hear a proceeding against New York's vaccination obligations. In 2021, a group of anonymous health workers filed a proceeding against the state, alleging that vaccination violated their religious beliefs.
Thomas, along with Judge Neil Gorsuch and Judge Samuel Alito, has issued a dissenting opinion criticizing the decision to ignore the religious exemption.
Media suggests media supporting the "debanked" corona vaccine theory of fetal tissue destruction
Thomas The belief that some COVID vaccines were developed using discontinued fetal cells, including a medical practitioner's explanation.
"Petitioners are 16 healthcare professionals servicing the New York communityCOVID-19 pandemicAvailable for religious reasons We are against all COVID-19 vaccines, which were developed using cell lines derived from aborted children, "Thomas wrote.
Judge Clarence Thomas said in April 2021. Judge of the Supreme Court of Washington, DC on the 23rd. (Photo courtesy of Erin Schaff-Pool / Getty Images)(Erin Schaff-Pool / Getty Images)
But among other outlets, Politico is the theory. "Clarence Thomas suggests that the Covid vaccine was developed using cells from" aborted children "." "
" Clarence Thomas disagreed, claiming that the Covid vaccine came from the cells of "aborted children," Politico wrote in a deleted tweet. "There is no Covid vaccine in the United States that contains miscarried fetal cells."
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On Friday, Politico announced a reading of the correction. This report misleads Thomas into the claim that the Covid-19 vaccine was "developed using a cell line derived from a miscarriage child." Headlines and articles have been updated to directly state that Thomas refers to the petitioner's allegations. The
heading has also changed, "Clarence Thomas claims that the Covid vaccine was" developed using cell lines derived from aborted children. "
File-Judge Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court Will give a keynote speech at the dedication ceremony of the new Nathan Deal Justice Center in Georgia on February 11th. , 2020.(AP Photo / John Amis, File)
In addition to Politico, outlets such as Axios and NBC News also hypothesize Thomas.
Axios headlined "Clarence Thomas suggests that the COVID vaccine is made in the cells of'aborted children'." However, the headline of the previous version was "Clarence Thomas, the COVID vaccine is" aborted children. "" The editor's note at the bottom of the article said, "The headline and lead of this story is Thomas his. Updated to note that the dissenting opinion referred to the cells of "aborted children".
A report from Axios, however, allows some vaccines to use fetal cells in their studies.
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Meanwhile, MSNBC and NBC News argue that the claim is "untrustworthy," and MSNBC's Steve Benen adds that Thomas' remarks further "hurt" the court. rice field.
"The credibility of the Supreme Court was already undermined. The more the judge publicizes the facts, the more damaging the court's reputation," Benen said, "Clarence Thomas said. I'm quoting an untrustworthy claim about the Covid vaccine. "
Benen called Thomas' words "unnecessarily inflamed" and said "that is not true either."
A person signs a sign during a vaccination ban mission I have a protest on Monday, February 7, 2022, prior to the possibility of dismissal of New York City employees due to vaccination status in New York. (AP Photo / Yuki Iwamura, File)(AP Photo / Yuki Iwamura, File)
The NBC heading states: Before later admitting that Thomas was "quoting plaintiffs," "Judge Clarence Thomas was accused of making all Covid vaccines from cells from" abused children "on Thursday. He expressed his support for. " ""
The NBC report also explains that fetal cell lines were used in vaccine trials.
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"Pfizer and Moderna are the early days of Covid. Vaccine development to test the effectiveness of the prescription, as other vaccines have done in the past. The fetal tissue used in these processes occurred decades ago. It came from a selective abortion, but since the cells have been replicated many times since then, none of the original tissue has been replicated. It is involved in the production of modern vaccines, "the NBC reports. did.
NBC News later removed "Uncovered" from its headline, but did not provide an editor's note. NBC News did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Fox News' Lindsay Kornick contributed to this report.
Joseph A. Wulfsohn is a media reporter for FoxNews Digital. Story tips can be sent to joseph.wulfsohn @ fox.com and Twitter (@JosephWulfsohn).