The Fox News star, apparently incensed over the plaudits he’d recently received from liberals over his seeming endorsement of vaccines, set the record straight on Thursday night.
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“Do you understand critics that think you were too silent during the last attack?” McCain asked the Jewish majority leader before repeatedly pressing him to decry antisemitism.
The pharmaceutical giants responsible for the COVID-19 vaccines have advertised their other products on Fox, effectively sponsoring the network’s anti-vaccine rhetoric.
Carlson agreed with Charlie Kirk’s criticism of conservatives suddenly pushing vaccines even as his own network has noticeably shifted in urging viewers to get their shots.
“At his core, he’s a good man, a good doctor,” Neil Cavuto said on Tuesday while bemoaning the attacks that have been leveled against Fauci—led by his own colleagues.
Chris Ruddy’s praise for the Biden vaccination efforts comes amid a noticeable pivot by many right-wing media figures away from anti-vaxxer rhetoric.
“If anybody’s lying here, senator, it is you,” Fauci concluded a heated exchange with Sen. Paul on Tuesday.
While the host seemed to be urging Fox viewers to get vaccinated on Monday, he also bookended his comments by criticizing universities for mandating vaccines.
“When you look at the stats, Fox News has played a key role in disseminating anti-vaccine propaganda,” Sunny Hostin retorted, citing a recent study by a liberal media watchdog.