Fox News Dismissed Deadly Coronavirus for Weeks, Placed Lives in Danger

Fox News hosts repeatedly downplayed the danger of the deadly coronavirus during the crucial weeks in late February and early March in an apparent effort to protect President Donald Trump, notes Media Matters:

Fox’s coronavirus coverage drew scrutiny because its misinformation endangered the health of its audience and the nation.

The network’s personalities spent crucial weeks in late February and early March recklessly minimizing the risk posed by the virus, falsely claiming that it was no more deadly than the flu and that Democrats and the press were exaggerating the danger in order to attack President Donald Trump — which likely influenced his own lax response during that period…

In recent weeks, Fox has been running a PR con in a desperate effort to preserve some shred of credibility in light of the overwhelming evidence that its coronavirus coverage was reckless and destructive.

(Source: Media Matters, Photo Credit: Fox News)

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