'This is insane': Fox News hosts slammed for pushing 'medical disinformation' about COVID vaccine
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.
Note how Fox & Friends transitions in this single 47 second clip from Ainsley Earhardt's vaccine disinformation to Brian Kilmeade winking and nodding about how cheap knockoff vaccine cards are. Insanely irresponsible stuff.https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1427985693486243840\u00a0\u2026— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1629293626
Ainsley Earhardt falsely claimed on Fox & Friends this morning that taking Regeneron after you get infected with Covid is "basically still getting vaccinated." Do not take medical advice from Ainsley Earhardt.pic.twitter.com/YPjP3s1fpE— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1629293294
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.
This is why their viewers will continue dying or overwhelming the hospitals. @FoxNews @ainsleyearhardt @kilmeade— Max (@Max) 1629293736
It's SO WEIRD how Brian "I don't think anchors should be giving medical advice" Kilmeade doesn't jump all over her statement the way he did to Steve Doocy:https://twitter.com/jcslattery/status/1423437623452971009\u00a0\u2026— Mark \u201cMarmoset Knock You Out\u201d Eckenwiler (@Mark \u201cMarmoset Knock You Out\u201d Eckenwiler) 1629294960
They won\u2019t get it until it\u2019s someone they love on a ventilator or at death\u2019s door. This is insane and that they\u2019re allowed to spread medical disinformation is just as insane.— Nickey Woods (@Nickey Woods) 1629294628
There's insanely irresponsible stuff and then there's Murdoch's minions intentionally doing harm. We crossed that line a long time ago.— Vote No on Recall, yes on the webrant\ud83d\udd7a------\ud83d\udd7a (@Vote No on Recall, yes on the webrant\ud83d\udd7a------\ud83d\udd7a) 1629295089
I look forward to hearing about the cases of medical document fraud going to court. Sure, most wouldn't be caught, but just yesterday I went to the ENT and they scanned my vax card along with ID and insurance. Some will get caught, and it will be very expensive for them.— TheSquirreliestOne (@TheSquirreliestOne) 1629294350
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."
I find it ironic they are so willing to take antibodies harvested from an genetically engineered hybrid mouse spleen, but unwilling to get vaccinated.— Anonymous Drew (@Anonymous Drew) 1629293869
"Insanely irresponsible stuff."\n\nWithout any reliable mechanism for holding them accountable for any resulting excess deaths.\n\nSo, they keep on keeping on.— Ronald A. Ortman (@Ronald A. Ortman) 1629305129
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