CNN’s Brianna Keilar condemned Fox News on Monday for amplifying COVID-19 vaccine denialism in what she referred to as a “disinformation experiment” for rankings that may price American lives.
Recent polls have steered that a good portion of Republicans don’t plan to get the vaccine. In response, there have been growing requires former President Donald Trump ― who quietly obtained his shot in January ― to encourage his supporters to get immunized. He was additionally the one dwelling former president not to participate in a marketing campaign supporting COVID-19 vaccination.
“Didn’t tell anyone. Didn’t signal to his supporters that it was okay even as the death toll climbed, skyrocketed,” Keilar mentioned of Trump’s vaccination. “And on propaganda TV it was back to politics about something apolitical as if somehow the health and well-being of all Americans is a political issue.”
Keilar mentioned that in President Joe Biden’s tackle to Americans final Thursday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson “raised his eyebrows when Biden discussed the safety of the vaccine ― once again, reinforcing the skepticism of his audience.”
“Though, that was hardly the first time,” she added earlier than exhibiting examples of Carlson and his colleagues Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham sowing doubts in regards to the security and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Fox viewers are guinea pigs in a huge disinformation experiment conducted on humans,” Keilar mentioned. “And Americans, whether they are Fox viewers or not, will pay for it with their health or their livelihoods or their lives because no price is too high for Fox to right its rating ship.”
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