MSNBC host Chris Hayes tore up Fox News for attacking efforts to vaccinate people against coronavirus, even as right-wing network hosts spread misinformation and misinformation “in the most cowardly way possible “.
“It’s not ‘Don’t get the vaccine,’” Hayes said. “It’s, ‘We’re just asking questions. We are not taking a position. Don’t take medical advice from people on TV. They are trying to make you respect, so you shouldn’t comply. It’s like, anti-pro-vax and all the while doing everything possible to stir up fears about the vaccine.
Fox News, he said, has done the same about other life-saving measures, such as wearing masks.
“Because fundamentally, the dominant perspective of this network since the start of the pandemic has been, ‘What if all these people die? “They’re old, poor, or sick anyway,” Hayes said.
But off the air, Fox News behaved in a different way. While its hosts opposed vaccine passports, the conservative network reportedly implemented its own version of such a system for its employees.
“Because they understand the dangers of the situation, despite the nihilistic cynicism and smoothing idiocy of its hosts,” said Hayes.
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