'This is insane': Fox News hosts slammed for pushing 'medical disinformation' about COVID vaccine

'This is insane': Fox News hosts slammed for pushing 'medical disinformation' about COVID vaccine
Fox and Friends Screengrab

Two of Fox News' hosts are being criticized and described as "irresponsible" for their remarks about the COVID-19 vaccine during their morning discussion on Wednesday, August 18.

At one point during the segment, Ainsley Earnhardt's made remarks comparing Regeneron to the COVID-19 vaccine. While discussing the COVID vaccine with her "Fox & Friends" co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Peter Doocy, Earnhardt claimed that taking Regeneron was conducive to being vaccinated.

However, the misinformation did not stop there. At another point, Kilmeade winked and nodded when they mentioned how cheap it is to acquire knockoff vaccination cards, which are now circulating in states all over the country.

Twitter users quickly expressed concern about the misinformation discussed during the morning segment as they criticized the network for allowing such dangerous rhetoric to be broadcasted. Some users even blamed the network's misinformation for their viewers' hesitancy to get vaccinated.

One Twitter user wrote, "I find it ironic they are so willing to take antibodies harvested from a genetically engineered hybrid mouse spleen, but unwilling to get vaccinated."

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.