Tag Archives: Fox News

Fox Hosts Deny Downplaying Virus (Which They Did)

The Daily Beast reports: After spending weeks downplaying the deadly virus that now has nearly the entire U.S. under some form of lockdown, several Fox News stars are now attempting to gaslight viewers by claiming they sounded the alarms over the coronavirus all along while it was actually the media and Democrats who dismissed it. The network’s most-viewed primetime host …

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Fox News Sued Over “False, Deceptive” Virus Reporting

The Times Of San Diego reports: A Washington state group has become the first in the nation to sue Fox News over its coronavirus coverage, asking a state court to keep the cable network from airing false information about the pandemic. The 10-page complaint — filed Thursday in King County — also names as defendants Fox News Corp., owner Rupert …

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Fox News Host Claims NY Is “Inflating” Virus Deaths

Mediaite reports: Fox News analyst Brit Hume raised eyebrows Thursday by circulating a Twitter thread — from a user who self-describes as an “extreme salesman” — claiming New York has “inflated” its death toll from the coronavirus. Adam Townsend, who bills himself on Twitter as an “Investor” and “Extreme salesman,” started his thread by calling attention to the number of …

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Fox Host Rages At Proposed Virus Response Probe

“Speaker Pelosi has something up her sleeve — how about a new round of investigations, timed for September and October, right before the election? The speaker went to the very friendly territory of CNN, and called for quote, ‘an after-action review.’ You know what that means? After the virus, investigate the president’s actions and come up with some dirt, some …

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Hannity Threatens To Sue Critics Of Virus Coverage

“Sadly, you won’t likely find any hopeful message among the deranged individuals that are known — I call them the media mob. Why? Because they are too busy doing what they always do, looking for ways, oh, to bludgeon President Trump politically. “You have got one far-left media mob maniac over at The New York Times using the virus to …

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Carlson Spreads Chinese Bioweapon Claims [VIDEO]

“On February 6th, scientists from the South China University of Technology uploaded a paper on the origins of coronavirus. Where did it come from? Well this offers some clue. Almost nobody in American journalism has dared to write about it. The few who have were immediately attacked as dangerous conspiracy theorists. “Instead of assessing what seemed like the rational conclusions …

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Fox News Hosts Plug Federal Virus Info Site In PSA

Mediaite reports: Fox News is now contributing with a PSA of its own telling people to go to coronavirus.gov, featuring people on the network from both the news and opinion sides — Chris Wallace, Martha MacCallum, Harris Faulkner, Bill Hemmer, Tucker Carlson, Dana Perino, Neil Cavuto, Sean Hannity, and Shannon Bream. Some Fox News hosts received serious criticism for initial …

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Twitter Deletes Laura Ingraham’s Lying Virus Cure Claim

The Daily Beast reports: Twitter on Monday morning deleted Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s viral tweet posted earlier this month touting the drug hydroxychloroquine as having been used by one New York hospital to “very promising results” and claiming that one “seriously ill” patient had a Lazarus-like recovery from the coronavirus thanks to it. On two consecutive nights earlier this …

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Fox Hosts Go Truther On Coronavirus Deaths, Want To See Statistics On “How Full Our Hospitals Really Are”

Media Matters has the transcript: STEVE HILTON (HOST): When we see these death rates in Italy and elsewhere, how do we know that all those people actually died of coronavirus rather than, for example in Italy, they have a high rate of hospital-acquired infections. And so how do we know that these numbers are accurate? JASON CHAFFETZ (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): …

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Fox’s Pirro Rips “Haters” After Seemingly Drunk Show

The Guardian reports: Fox News issued a statement on Sunday blaming “technical difficulties” for the spectacle and seeking to excuse the mishaps by pointing out that it, like others in such challenging times, was operating “with a reduced staff working remotely to ensure the health and safety of our employees”. Pirro defended herself in a lunchtime tweet that claimed her …

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Fox Host Jeanine Pirro Seemed Shitfaced Last Night

The Wrap reports: Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show got a late start on Saturday night due to “technical difficulties” — but when the former New York state judge did appear nearly 15 minutes into her show, her usually perfectly coifed hair appeared disheveled and she seemed to be tipsy in her verbal delivery. “We apologize for the technical difficulties,” Pirro …

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Hannity To Gov. Cuomo: Stop “Bitching” About Supplies

“Everything that New York will need, Cuomo has requested, the president has delivered. But you know, I watched day after day, and he says it, he talks with such great authority. You know, these politicians, all talk, no action, that’s what we’re getting from Cuomo. “It sounds great, sounds authoritative, sounds wonderful. Came on my radio show for 40 minutes, …

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Joe Biden +9 Over Trump In Fox News National Poll

Fox News reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden bests President Donald Trump by nine points in a 2020 ballot test, in the first Fox News Poll since Biden became the de facto Democratic nominee. In a head-to-head presidential matchup, Biden is up by 49-40 percent over Trump, a lead that is outside the poll’s margin of sampling error. Another 11 …

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Fox Promoted Trump’s Malaria Drug 100X This Week

Media Matters reports: This week, Fox News has continued its reckless speculation and endorsement of two antimalarial drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, as treatment for the coronavirus. Fox’s promotion comes as President Donald Trump reviews relaxing potential social distancing guidelines despite warnings against such a move from health experts. The network’s personalities and guests promoted the use of the drugs over …

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Fox News Host: Nobody “Takes Trump Word For Word”

Media Matters has the transcript: JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): As a journalist, are we supposed to just say “oh yeah, whatever he says is fine”? I don’t know about that. GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST): You are the only person left on the Earth that takes Trump word for word. What he’s trying to do is present optimism, and Fauci is the good …

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Emails Show Fox Promised Betsy DeVos Easy Interview

The Hollywood Reporter reports: In 2018 and 2019, booking Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was a top priority for both producers and anchors at the Fox News Channel. So much so that one Fox News producer sought to reassure Devos’ press secretary that host Maria Bartiromo would go easy on the Secretary if she sat for an interview, which she …

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Fox Host Dutifully Flogs Drug Promoted By Trump

“We need to get these drugs quickly, Brian. The malaria drug is not easy to find, other countries do have it. Israel has a lot of it, I know China has a lot of it. So hopefully these countries will help us out in our time of need. “And those drugs do have to be taken together, we’ll get more …

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Fox Business Trims Programming Amid Virus Crisis

Variety reports: Fox Business Network plans to trim two more hours of its daily programming schedule, the latest in a series of maneuvers by news organizations amid an intense cycle related to the coronavirus outbreak. The Fox Corporation-owned outlet will temporarily cease production of two programs – “FBN am” at 5 a.m. and “Bulls & Bears” at 5 p.m. – …

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Fox Celebrates Trump “Easily” Clinching Nomination

Posted this morning by Fox News: It was no surprise when President Trump captured enough delegates this week to become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee – but what has been unusual is the sheer number of votes he’s racked up in a virtually non-competitive primary. Trump has won about twice as many votes in most state primaries as predecessors Barack …

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Fox Switches To Free Streaming, Returns To Twitter

The Hollywood Reporter reports: Amid cord-cutting as well as a coronavirus pandemic that is changing viewer consumption, Fox Corp. is taking a temporary step away from the cable bundle and making its television properties freely available to stream. Fox News will now become available to stream without paying for cable, the company said Wednesday. The move was described as a …

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