Lord have mercy on those misguided souls who honestly believe there is value in watching Fox News. There is none since the truth is the farthest thing from their mind.
The Fox business mantra is obviously, “there is a suckier born every minute” who will believe anything we tell them–the more outlandish, the better. So they fill the screen with a collection of air-heads, some of whom may actually think they are journalists and act offended when another network calls their bluff..
A year ago the country was making great progress on containing coronavirus through the development of vaccines. President Trump was busy patting himself on the back for his Warp Speed vaccine program. All we had to do was get as many people vaccinated as quickly s possible.
Not an easy task at best, but doable.
Then the “naysayers” showed up. Many of them seeking their own 15 seconds of fame by telling us why vaccines won’t work. And since these are the kind of folks Fox like to put front and center, the stage was set.
This burst into the open a few days ago when “personalities” Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade squared off on the air. Doocy reminded the audience that 99 percent of covid infections right now are occurring in people who have not been vaccinated. Unbelievably, Kilmeade replied that not getting a vaccine is a personal choice and that the government has no role in protecting the population
How can you be this stupid? For goodness sakes would someone immediately pull his driver’s license because he doesn’t think someone in a car should obey a speed limit and it’s OK for him to go 70 miles per hour in a school zone.
What about the hundreds of first responders who rushed to the crushed condo in Florida the other day? By Kilmeade’s logic they should have been walking on the beach and not looking for survivors.
Fox has been the most vocal of the “anti-vaxers” on the air waves. This is especially true of Tucker Carlson. But magically, earlier this week other Fox voices, such as Sean Hannity, begin telling viewers to get the vaccine. And we now know that Fox News has a strict covid-19 protocol that requires employees to show proof of vaccination.
No Shame. No Soul. No Scruples.
That sums up Fox News.