LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN — Two so-called journalists are obediently and loyally defending the pharmaceutical industry in yet another sad case of extreme denial.

Ms. Jennifer Livingston posted several photos on November 6 from a Walgreens pharmacy. She, her husband, Mike Thompson, and from what can be gathered, their 5-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter, all received injections that day. Ms. Livingston is a morning show anchor for WKBT News 8 in La Crosse. Mr. Thompson co-anchors the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts for the same station.

The November 6 Facebook posts reads, “Boosted, little kids first dose, flu shots, yay for science!” She and Mr. Thompson received booster shots. They both previously received Johnson & Johnson viral vector DNA injections, according to a subsequent post. It’s unclear which brand they got for boosters. But the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) continually confirms what this blogger has been saying all along. There’s no difference between these shots. All are equally lethal and dangerous.

The CDC website says you can get any of the mRNA or viral vector DNA injections for boosters regardless of which ones you received initially. It appears Ms. Livingston and Mr. Thompson received booster mRNA injections and flu shots, while the kids received their first Pfizer mRNA injections (only one approved for kids that young) and flu shots. The CDC also says, “you can get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines, including a flu vaccine, at the same visit.

All four posed in a photo, showing the bandages on their arms.

Unexpected rabbit hole

This was supposed to be a quick story to publish and go on about my day. But when the layers are peeled away, you discover some interesting and unexpected stuff that somewhat explains the “why” in this entire story.

Ms. Livingston is the baby sister of Ron Livingston, who played Peter Gibbons in the 1999 comedy film “Office Space.”

Her other brother, John Livingston, is also an actor. They are all from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the same hometown of Ashton Kutcher (and this blogger’s home state). The foregoing is likely why she kept her maiden name. Take all that for what you will.

Ms. Livingston became a viral story nine years ago when someone emailed her and said she was fat and setting a bad example for the community. The messenger told her that she must lose weight because obesity is “a dangerous habit to maintain.” He also, ironically, said that she has a responsibility as a local public personality to “present and promote a healthy lifestyle.”

Watch a 2012 report from ABC News that include Ms. Livingston’s on-air response to the email.

ABC News tracked down Kenneth Krause, a personal injury lawyer and fitness advocate, who sent the email. They tried shaming him into saying he should have handled it differently. But he apologized and stood his ground regarding the message of his email.

For the record, it appears Ms. Livingston lost a lot of weight between 2019 and 2020.

Let the subterfuges begin

The second extremely ironic part of this story is Ms. Livingston’s November 10 Facebook post. She wrote that people informed her of interesting stories that she otherwise wouldn’t know about. Ms. Livingston said, “If we don’t know of a problem, achievement, controversy, etc…we can’t bring it to light.”

Again, take that for what you will.

Ms. Livingston posted another update on November 21, 15 days after the family injections. She hadn’t hugged her husband in 11 days because of “a scary battle with covid [sic].” She called it “very unfortunate timing” and said Mr. Thompson “already had” COVID before the booster injection. Mr. Thompson’s symptoms – “unbearable headaches, fever, chills, body aches, nausea” – are quite familiar to this blogger and anyone who regularly reads this blog. Mr. Thompson was hospitalized and treated with monoclonal antibodies. The treatment apparently provided some relief, but then he developed a cough.

But perhaps the most bizarre part of this entire story is this quote from the Facebook post: “And I truly can’t imagine how much worse this could have been if he weren’t vaccinated.” Ms. Livingston conceded that her husband’s new cough could last “for weeks.”

We’ll update in due course.