The Lincoln Project sent me an email today that got right to the point exclaiming that that “Fox News is killing Americans.”
The missive was accompanied by the group’s latest ad which condemns the Murdoch owned network for continuing to “push anti-vax hysteria.”
The ad splices together footage of COVID-19 victims and hospitals overwhelmed with patients suffering from the disease with snippets of Fox New personalities like Tucker Carlson questioning the effectiveness of the vaccines and the governments “creepy’’ focus on trying to convince as many Americans as possible to get vaccinated.
“Almost all Americans dying from COVID are not vaccinated,” the ad’s narrator states. It goes on to note that Rupert Murdoch was vaccinated and then asks, “does anyone really think that Tucker Carlson isn’t vaccinated?”
The ad condemns Fox News’ continuous run of anti-vax commentary as both dangerous and immoral. “Fox News is helping kill Americans,” the ad asserts, urging people to call their local TV providers to demand that Fox News be dropped.
But as the LP noted in its email to me Fox News knows “what gets ratings and gins up the authoritarian movement they helped create.”
Sadly, that’s exactly why local TV operators are going leave Fox News in their lineups for the foreseeable future.