Fox News downloads coronavirus coverage for anti-Obama conspiracy theory

Fox News hosts target Dr. Anthony Fauci

If you woke up from a coma on Wednesday afternoon and viewed Fox News or checked the website of the network, you would forgive yourself if you had no idea that the country is grappling with a pandemic that kills tens of thousands of Americans and that leaves millions of unemployed more.

This is because the conservative network has largely ignored the virus in the afternoon and its early evening programming. After Republican senators released a list of Obama officials who tried to expose the name of an unidentified American captured in intelligence reports, who turned out to be Michael Flynn, Fox News went on in history. (When asked about the lack of coronavirus coverage, a Fox News spokesperson indicated earlier coverage in the afternoon.)

Fox News hosts such as Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham have supported the new developments as part of the alleged “OBAMAGATE” scandal that the network has promoted in recent days with President Trump. Network anchors, such as Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, have also improved history. And during the day, softball interviews were given to Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ron Johnson, who so far have both refused to appear on CNN.

Online, the Fox News homepage highlighted articles on the subject, barely mentioning the coronavirus or chaos that destroyed the nation and the world. It looked much more like the front page of the far-right Breitbart website than a credible news organization.

That Fox News pushed a dishonest disinformation campaign against Trump’s political opponents is reprehensible, but not surprising. The network has been pumping poison into national conversation for some time. But that Fox is doing this as over 83,000 Americans have died of a virus that has upset American life is particularly repugnant.

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And while it may be tempting to ignore all this and wipe it out, there is real news here: it is that the President of the United States, in collaboration with a large American network, is polluting the information wells during a pandemic to distract from bad news. and increase his reelection efforts.

Hannity launches herself against the judge in the Flynn case

After federal judge Emmet Sullivan asked if Flynn could be held in contempt of the court for false testimony, and appointed a retired judge to argue against the DOJ case to close the case, the right-wing media lit up with indignation. This was most evident in Hannity’s Comments Wednesday night.

“You’ve failed him since day one and you’ve had an injury since day one,” Hannity says. “It stinks of ignorance, it stinks of political partiality. So Judge Sullivan, you and you only from this day on are responsible for continuing what was a parody of justice that destroyed four years of life of an American hero, and it is time for a new venue and a new judge and someone unlike you who has no political bias. “

“Health experts keep saying uncomfortable things”

Meanwhile, when Fox News found time to cover up the coronavirus, it was done in part through the goal of criticizing Dr. Anthony Fauci. After the Fox News prime time line-up, Carlson was beaten on Fauci the night before he started doing it again on Wednesday. Carlson, who called Fauci a “buffoon” earlier in the week, said Fauci is “sometimes absurd”. And he mocked him as an “icy genius that you are not allowed to question”.
Carlson’s previous observations drew the hosts’ attention to CNN and MSNBC. John Berman he joked, “[Fauci] he was called a jester. This could be a topic that Tucker Carlson knows something about. “Nicole Wallace He stressed, “Fox not only played with fire, but was sung with the reckless comment of the people on the air.” And Chris Hayes summary: “The biggest problem is that the president and the people in charge of advertising on his behalf don’t like health experts to keep saying uncomfortable things.”

Limbaugh explains Trump’s Maw strategy

Radio host Rush Limbaugh sent a question Wednesday by a caller who asked why Trump continues to praise Fauci. Limbaugh explained how Trump should “deal” with Fauci, as he is so widely respected. “You praise him completely, exactly as Trump is doing,” said Limbaugh. “You praise it all the way. You talk about how brilliant it is and you say we’re so lucky to have Fauci.”

“‘Oh my God. Tony, you should apply for a job,’ and then privately ignore everything damned he says and implement your policy,” added Limbaugh. “This is the only way to do it.” The caller asked Limbaugh if Trump will pursue this strategy. “I think it already is,” Limbaugh replied.

>> Note: Trump criticized Fauci on Wednesday, saying his response to the reopening of schools was not “acceptable …”
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