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A longtime Michigan television meteorologist said he was fired for declining to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

“Today, it is with a heavy heart, I announce after over 33 years, I am no longer employed at TV6,” former WLUC-TV6 chief meteorologist Karl Bohnak wrote in a Facebook post.

The article goes on to state the following:

Bohnak said that he declined to follow the mandatory vaccination requirements of his station’s corporate owner, Gray Television.


Below is Bohnak’s full statement, as posted on his Facebook page last Wednesday:

Today, it is with a heavy heart, I announce after over 33 years, I am no longer employed at TV6.
I am sad, but, to borrow a quote from a famous ballplayer, “I’m the luckiest man on the face of the earth” because I had a dream as a kid to be a weatherman. That dream came true and to top it off, I got to broadcast weather for one of the most challenging, beautiful spots in the United States. As an added bonus, the people I broadcast to all across Upper Michigan were so kind and encouraging.

Thank you for watching.

I am leaving TV6 because the station’s corporate owner, Gray Television, has mandated vaccination against COVID-19 for anyone entering a property owned by the company. Since I chose not to take one of the shots, I was fired. Many of you have taken one of these injections, and that is absolutely your right. It is also my right to choose the medical options I feel are right for me. I have authority over my body.

I have decided against the vaccine option, first and foremost, because the manufacturers of these injections have absolutely no liability if injury or death occurs after the shot. I asked myself, would I buy brakes for my vehicle if the brake company had no liability if the brakes failed? No! So, I will certainly not allow a medicine in my body from a company that does not stand behind its product.

Now, if the risk of death from COVID would be significant, I might take a chance and get injected. However, for a normally healthy adult not housed in a nursing home or not suffering from serious comorbidities, the chance of surviving COVID is well over 99 percent. I will take the chance and go without a shot. I choose not to risk serious side effects.

The abrogation of our liberty and freedom under the guise of a pandemic is very disturbing to me. Hopefully, whether you lean right or left, you are concerned about what has occurred the last year-and-a-half. I just wanted to go about my business, “live and let live”, and keep my mouth shut. But this act by the federal government through corporate America has brought me to a crossroads. Our way of life, our freedom and liberty, is collapsing before our eyes.

Many of you have served in the U.S. military or you know friends, relatives and family members who have served. It’s a strong tradition here in the U.P. They have served, and some have given their limbs and even their lives to preserve our freedom and liberty. It’s time to wake up to what is occurring here in America and across the world. We are being bludgeoned with fear, I believe, in an effort to control us. Eminent doctors, virologists and epidemiologists who post facts contradicting the “official” accepted narrative regarding COVID are being censored; some are losing their jobs. It’s time to honor those who served. For me, I honor them by saying “Enough! I have the right to choose—we all do. If we do nothing, we will lose that right.

One last thought—a distillation of a portion of Jefferson’s masterpiece, the Declaration of Independence: “When tyranny becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” Those who love America and the freedom and liberty it stands for, must speak up. Hopefully, it’s not too late.

State Rep. Beau LaFave tweeted in outrage, “@GrayTelevision I demand you rescind your policy of firing good employees for no good cause. 33 years of making you money, and you unceremoniously fire and throw out Karl Bohnak on a Tuesday night? Disgraceful. #IStandWithKarl.”

Upon learning of Bohnak’s firing, many in the community of Iron Mountain, Michigan held a protest and called for a boycott of TV6. A photo of the protest was shared on social media.  One sign reads, “I stand with Karl Bohnak. Boycott TV6!”

Another sign reads, “Resist tyranny! Choose freedom!”

Hazel Park city council member Luke Londo complained about the community rising up to support Bohnak.

“So the chief meteorologist for @wluctv6, Karl Bohnak, was fired for not receiving the vaccine (as mandated by @GrayTelevision), and instead of retiring gracefully, he went full anti-vax and conspiracist and rural MAGA-loving Upper Michiganders are predictably losing their minds,” he wrote.

Londo added, “This guy’s basically as famous in the Upper Peninsula as Al Roker (and Al’s been there). People thanking him for his years of service like he’s a decorated veteran and encouraging him to primary a wildly-popular Republican state senator who could run over grandma and still win.”

“All of this for a guy who’s right half the time for a living, and obviously wrong on this. I’ll never understand why people choose the dumbest stuff to be martyrs over.”

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20 COMMENTS

  1. Im.completely ON his side and making them.FIRE him is the way now hopefully he can get unemployment until a FAR better company hires him . Kudos to him !!!

  2. apparently Luke Londo you do not appreciate your freedom to choose in this country. your sniping of an American who chose to exercise his rights is typical democratic bullshit.let’s see how many hazel park residents stand by you. i hope you lose big in your next election.

  3. Good for him !!! Thank God people are standing up … if you allow this what is next ? I promise you no one will like it , more freedoms lost!!!!!!

  4. AMEN BROTHER! Everything you said makes perfect sense, except to the people that make NO sense! Long Live the USA, Home of the Free because of the people that do most of the living and dying!

  5. Who does Luke Londo think he is. Wonder how he will act when a right is taken from him that he doesn’t like? Will he stand for it? Bet he’ll not have the guts to stand up for his lost freedom.

  6. Excellent statement by Karl Bohnak! Wish him all the best. We do need to stand up!

    Foolish statement by Luke Londo! He does not care about our freedoms. Hope he is removed from city council quickly!

  7. I want to know who they want him to run against. From the sound of things he has a pretty dang good chance of winning. Lol. Sounds like they may want him to run against a Rino,

  8. God bless ! He’ll get a job or be rewarded someway. After everyone succumbs to this vaccine eventually only we the unvaccinated will remain , may be a few stragglers hanging on like zombies though

  9. Luke is just a pimple on Karls ass. Just irritating n once u POP THE SOB it goes away… Luke is part of the sheep leading them to slaughter…

  10. I stand with Karl! Thank you for your honesty and bravery.

    Luke, you’re a sorry excuse for someone who claims to be in public service. Pitiful!

  11. What a jerk, unintelligent, non informed, against our rights, want to be of something and clearly just wrote his own ticket for out of town. Is their something in your water too up there. I thought all these types of idiots were in Ca. Back his butt out of there, just don’t send him our way. Our state is sinking, currently 100ft under with no sign of it changing. We have our own political ah breaking this state up with his own creepy auntie looking out for him while they take care of elections for themselves. Their turn is coming. From where we sit the tide has already started to turn and the people who won’t let it go on any further are ready to rise up against tyranny and the coup they temporarily got away with. GOD is with us.

  12. All you stupid blow hards, must not have actually read Karl’s statement. He did not go “full anti-vax”. He said it was his right to choose. We used to be a free country.

  13. We need more people like Karl. He is absolutely right. Excellent statement. It is our right to decide what we do with our bodies. Best of luck to you.

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