Fox News changes its mind about the virus

I don’t know the reason for the sudden about-face by Fox News personalities on the coronavirus crisis.  Maybe a member of the Murdoch family, which owns the Fox network, laid down the law.   Or maybe they all changed when President Trump changed the party line.

I have to say that Tucker Carlson has been the honorable exception to this, as he has on other things, such as the Mideast war.

Whatever the reason, I’m glad of the change.  Fox News has been a major source of misinformation and a major impediment to dealing with the pandemic.

LINKS

Fox News Moves Closer to the Truth as COVID-19 Crisis Deepens by Jason Kottke for kottke.org.

‘Dishonesty Is Always an Indicator of Weakness’: Tucker Carlson on How He Brought the Coronavirus Message to Mar-a-Lago in Vanity Fair.

‘We have a responsibility’: Fox News declares a crisis in abrupt U-turn by Adam Gabbatt for The Guardian.

Fox News Is Taking Coronavirus More Seriously, But Is Still Unserious by Jamil Smith for Rolling Stone.

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