Why does anyone continue to pay any attention to mainstream media conservatives? It puzzles me. Very nearly to a man – or woman – they failed the most basic test of analytical capability of the last decade as they fell for what was quintessentially a globalist and government program of the very sort they nominally oppose.

Megyn Kelly, a veteran journalist and podcaster, said Wednesday that she deeply regrets getting the COVID-19 vaccine because she believes she may have suffered a vaccine injury. Ms. Kelly said that she regrets getting vaccinated and then boosted, saying she doesn’t think it was necessary—and that a doctor told her that an autoimmune condition she developed after getting the shot may be related to the vaccine.

“I regret getting the vaccine even though I’m a 52-year-old woman because I don’t think I needed it,” Ms. Kelly said during a Sept. 6 episode of her podcast “The Megyn Kelly Show.”

“I think I would have been fine. I had got COVID many times, and it was well past when the vaccine was doing what it was supposed to be doing,” she added. “For the first time, I tested positive for an autoimmune issue at my annual physical. And I went to the best rheumatologist in New York, and I asked her, do you think this could have to do with the fact that I got the damn booster and then got COVID within three weeks? And she said yes. Yes. I wasn’t the only one she’d seen that with,” Ms. Kelly said.

Her current vaccine regret stands in contrast to remarks she made in April 2021, when she said she had “zero qualms” about getting the shot.

“Am getting the [Johnson & Johnson] vaccine this [weekend]. Have zero qualms [because] have spent a life immersed in a media obsessed with fear-mongering that is often irresponsible and untrue. Do what your doctor tells you to do and ignore everyone else,” she said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

While it’s good that she’s telling the truth about her negative consequences, what about this provides you with evidence that her opinion about anything is to be taken seriously, let alone valued, in any way? Why would you ever watch a show, or listen to a podcast, or read a book, in order to learn what Ms Kelly thinks about anything? The same goes for every single other vaccinated conservative media figure. It wasn’t rocket science.

To the extent that “conservatism” stands for anything, it is supposed to stand against big government programs intruding on the lives of the citizens. And yet, there are few government programs bigger in scope or more intrusive than the various aspects of the Covid-19 program, from acquiring respirators to lockdowns to vaccines and vaccine mandates. But all it took was a wildly unconvincing health scare to convince conservatives to abandon their nominal core principle.