CNN’s Brianna Keilar put the blame on Republican Fox viewers for the COVID surge and the right blew a gasket.
On CNN’s New Day, Keilar talked about Republicans falsely blaming immigrants for spreading COVID, and it enraged people like Benny Johnson of the Tea Party. (Yes, the Tea Party is still around).
Dana Loesch emerged from her dank and dark corner of the Internet to blame blacks and Hispanics for the COVID surge, but Keilar had a response for her too:
A Morning Consult poll has consistently found that Fox News viewers have the highest rate of vaccine skepticism among mainstream media consumers.
The only people with a higher level of skepticism are those who get their news from social media, and one suspects that if the data were broken down more, it would be Facebook users who are driving the skepticism.
CNN’s Keilar wasn’t putting up with the usual right-wing attempts to bully a member of the media into renouncing the facts. Fox News and its viewers are a driver of vaccine misinformation, and they finally getting called out by everyone else for spreading illness and death.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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