Fox News looks different as the U.S. is crossing the milestone of 100,000 serious deaths

To start her program on Wednesday night, Rachel Maddo The audience went through On the front pages of the country’s top news agencies, Maddox noted that the top headlines across the board were about the United States crossing a deadly milestone: the death of 100,000 people from the coronavirus. He explained to the audience, NYT, WAPO, CNN and others all led with that story.

But there was one. Maddox said, “Just so you know, it’s the opposite, the Fox News Channel has the first page for our friends right now.” “As you can see it’s a bit different.” In fact, on top of the fold, Fox kept everything except the number of deaths.

“If you scroll down and scroll down, you’ll finally find – oh yes, 100,000 Americans have died,” Maddox said. “They can finally get it.”

Maddox’s observation was not unique to Fox’s homepage. The network’s on-air programming on Wednesday night was similar. None of its prime-time shows have led to critical news about the death toll. Fox’s Go-To “Straight News” program, hosted by Martha McCallum, began the show with a story about her student’s suspicion of two murders. It took him more than 50 minutes to get the news of the 100,000 dead Americans. He saved it in his last section

Tugger Carlson led his program with an introduction entitled “Big Tech Censorship.” Sean Hannity with live coverage of the Minneapolis protests. And Laura Ingraham calling for the country to reopen and continuing to attack Dr. Anthony Fawcett. Ingraham even found time for a “FARTGATE 2020” section. (You really can’t do that.)

Like the president, whose Twitter feed focused on everything except the death toll on Wednesday night, Fox has largely moved away as the death toll exceeds 100,000. If historians had gone back and Fox News reported that 1 million people had died in the country that night, they would have been forgiven if they had not known.

This is certainly a part of the larger pattern. A study of progressive watchdog media matters Found that “Between May 11th and May 26th, the total number of American deaths from the coronavirus was between 8-11pm in 11 minutes during Fox’s 6-hour programming.” And as I reported earlier, Fox put the president’s “Obamagate” conspiracy in front of him within a week of covering his coronavirus.

This is all significant. We are living through those widely regarded as the greatest stories of a generation, and the most watched news network in the country is the only news network that puts it in the back burner.

About the author: Dale Freeman

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