FOX News’ dishonest coverage of the coronavirus has put American lives at risk

WASHINGTON, DC US, March 23, 2020 – Today, The Lincoln Project released a new digital video entitled “Fox & Fiends“ that highlights the role FOX News has played as a megaphone for President Trump’s dishonest and dangerous misinformation campaign about COVID-19, or, the coronavirus.

“From Sean Hannity calling the coronavirus a ‘hoax’ to Ainsley Earhardt calling this the ‘safest time to fly’ to Laura Ingraham accusing those trying to sound the alarm of trying to gain ‘cheap political points,’ FOX News has become nothing more than a propaganda outlet for Donald Trump,” said Jennifer Horn, co-founder of The Lincoln Project.

“The network consistently reports lies and unverified information as fact. Their “coverage” of the coronavirus pandemic has revealed just how low they are willing to go to remain in Trump’s good graces. By repeating the ignorant statements made by Trump and parroting his dangerously incorrect ramblings about the deadly virus, they have placed their audience at grave risk,” said Horn.

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