'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… https://t.co/B5n4at2EQH— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1629293626.0
Ainsley Earhardt falsely claimed on Fox & Friends this morning that taking Regeneron after you get infected with Co… https://t.co/9FBK2oXnIq— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1629293294.0
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.
@atrupar It's SO WEIRD how Brian "I don't think anchors should be giving medical advice" Kilmeade doesn't jump all… https://t.co/1VXJE7xWNt— Mark “Marmoset Knock You Out” Eckenwiler (@Mark “Marmoset Knock You Out” Eckenwiler) 1629294960.0
@atrupar They won’t get it until it’s someone they love on a ventilator or at death’s door. This is insane and that… https://t.co/Rrk3NR2RUU— Nickey Woods (@Nickey Woods) 1629294628.0
@atrupar There's insanely irresponsible stuff and then there's Murdoch's minions intentionally doing harm. We cross… https://t.co/Qf7jLfj182— Vote No on Recall, yes on the webrant🕺------🕺 (@Vote No on Recall, yes on the webrant🕺------🕺) 1629295089.0
@atrupar I look forward to hearing about the cases of medical document fraud going to court. Sure, most wouldn't be… https://t.co/fBLUj2Rlrw— TheSquirreliestOne (@TheSquirreliestOne) 1629294350.0
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."
@atrupar I find it ironic they are so willing to take antibodies harvested from an genetically engineered hybrid mo… https://t.co/TO9dgfKpT8— Anonymous Drew (@Anonymous Drew) 1629293869.0
@atrupar "Insanely irresponsible stuff." Without any reliable mechanism for holding them accountable for any resul… https://t.co/4Geh4MYxik— Ronald A. Ortman (@Ronald A. Ortman) 1629305129.0
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