I don't think people on here fully understand what a threat Fox News is to public health and safety.
So here's a thread of the worst of the worst of Fox News' COVID coverage: https://t.co/L2M84NH9qG
Sean Hannity: Coronavirus is a "hoax" invented to "bludgeon Trump" (March 9) https://t.co/Z9z8TwLqT3
Laura Ingraham: Mitigation efforts to combat COVID are "mass hysteria" (March 11) https://t.co/pZyUS0X7JL
Tucker Carlson said the crisis "may have passed" on April 7. Almost 80,000 Americans have died since then https://t.co/4CM54cm4Aq
TV huckster Dr. Oz claimed “a lot of doctors” feel that “the worry and the panic about coronavirus is going to be worse than the actual coronavirus for them” https://t.co/aMIcvJBg8J
Laura Ingraham claimed the media are upset the pandemic isn't worse.
Many journalists have died from the virus. https://t.co/u53BA52wd9
Jesse Watters suggested Americans use “the power of positive thinking” to beat coronavirus https://t.co/YiYZOChGYK
Matt Schlapp went on Fox to say COVID is "very, very, difficult" to contract after it was reported there was a positive case at CPAC https://t.co/ttTx8zOYUl
As social distancing efforts went into effect across the country, Fox & Friends host and face of cutesy propaganda for the network Ainsley Earhardt said “it's actually the safest time to fly” https://t.co/8QlutvQPFJ
Across the network, hosts have promoted an untested, unproven drug that could be deadly to vulnerable populations, with reckless disregard for the risks.
They convinced the president to claim he is taking it. (Doubt that's actually the case ...) https://t.co/atJxlm5n7s
Think this is all in the past (March & April) and coverage has gotten better? Well, you'd be wrong. Here's the dangerous misinformation they've been pushing since the beginning of May:
Tucker Carlson told his audience the COVID-19 crisis is “easing” the very same day models revised death estimates upwards
As Fox Corporation continues to have employees work remotely, infrequent hand washer Pete Hegseth told the public to have a "military mindset" while entering public spaces. https://t.co/Hee5mQh2Lr
Laura ingraham said Democrats are pushing coronavirus "panic porn."
That's weird because Lachlan, son of Rupert, told investors he is very concerned about the pandemic in a recent earning call.https://t.co/d7i0jWQnEb
Lately, because the crisis reflects badly on the president, Fox News has just given up on covering COVID. Coverage is down 20% month to month.
This silence is it's own form of misinformation campaign that will kill people https://t.co/Er8Vq8TGzV
Even when they are covering it, the're not covering it. Instead they elevate small fringe anti-social distancing protests and defiant small business owners who don't reflect popular opinion via @ParkerMolloy https://t.co/OqcVeaTFXs
Here's data on Fox & Friends refusing to host medical experts just over the last four days https://t.co/KLbUmDX5E6
Don't take my word for it. There's a growing body of literature that shows Fox's downplaying the virus is helping it to spread. https://t.co/OhwW02BEGc
This family lost their mother to COVID after she didn't take it seriously because of Fox News. https://t.co/gKgS9Ky6nq
Meanwhile, these advertisers are paying for it: https://t.co/gksuzmLmd6
Fox is nothing without your money, which they're taking if you're a cable or satellite subscriber. One small thing you can do to protect public health is let your provider know you don't want to pay for Fox News. We'll help you get in touch with them here: https://t.co/9mTrDA4fqo