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Laura Ingraham Visited Trump To Promote Malaria Drug

The Washington Post reports: As he stares down a pandemic, economic collapse and a political crisis of his own, President Trump thinks he may have found a silver bullet: hydroxychloroquine. He hears about the controversial anti-malarial drug on the phone from friends in New York, including from his personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani. He hears about it in White House …

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Medical Expert On Fox Debunks Push For Malaria Drug

“It’s sad, to me, that people are promoting that drug. We know already, from studies, at best it will have a very mild effect — at very best. There are studies that conflict a little bit, one from the other. One concludes it has no effect, the other concludes it has a mild effect.  The net result is, whatever effect …

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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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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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Gingrich: Dem “Radicals” Will Blackmail Trump On Virus

Politico reports: Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) on Monday said he thinks Democratic “radicals” in the House will attempt to “blackmail the country” and President Trump into signing “a new bill with everything they’ve ever wanted in life” in the next action to address the coronavirus crisis. “I think it’s very likely that the House, where the radicals are in …

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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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Laura Ingraham: Media Wants Pandemic To Get Worse

“You get the sense that the media, they don’t almost — some of them don’t want things to go back to normal in the United States. They like this crisis point and they really don’t want things to go back to normal, and that a lot of them seem — as the news comes in that might be slightly better …

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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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Trump: New York Doesn’t Need That Many Ventilators

Politico reports: Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York says his state needs 30,000 ventilators to respond to the escalating coronavirus crisis. President Donald Trump doesn’t believe him. Speaking with Sean Hannity on Fox News on Thursday night, Trump again minimized the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic, casting doubt on the need for tens of thousands of ventilators for hospitals …

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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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D’Souza: Blue States Have Called Trump A Racist For Four Years And Now They Expect His Help [VIDEO]

“Remember that a few weeks ago, Jennifer Rubin, the Never Trumper, and others were all putting out the idea that there was so much misinformation being put out by the president, and by Fox News, that we would see spreads of the coronavirus in the red states — Republicans would die. “But in fact, interestingly, these spreads are mainly in …

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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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Trump Tells Fox He Wants Country Reopened By Easter

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants the U.S. economy to “open” back up by Easter Sunday, even as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country accelerates. Easter is April 12, less than three weeks away. Trump’s remarks in a Fox News “virtual town hall” event at the White House came as more states imposed extreme …

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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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Ingraham: Trump Is Smarter Than The “Academics”

“Our physicians are already using it in our major hospitals for COVID patients. They also used it successfully in some cases against SARS which had a higher mortality rate. The president, as usual, has sharp instincts. He sees things that sometimes the intellectuals and the academics, they might get lost in some of the details, but he has sharp instincts …

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