MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Blasts Tucker Carlson and Fox News for Pushing ‘Coronavirus Trutherism’
MSNBC host Chris Hayes blasted cable news rival Tucker Carlson—and Fox News as a whole—for pushing dangerous disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, accusing the Fox News host on Tuesday night of peddling “coronavirus trutherism” and “faux populism” by claiming the virus isn’t that “deadly.”
During his Monday night broadcast, Carlson turned to heavily scrutinized claims made by two California doctors to insist that the novel coronavirus, which has currently killed nearly 60,000 Americans, “just isn’t nearly as deadly as we thought it was.” The Fox News host also asserted that lockdowns and quarantines had done nothing to reduce the death toll or spread of the virus.
Hayes led off Tuesday’s broadcast of All In by taking direct aim at Fox News’ recent shift to minimizing the lethality of the disease in an effort to convince viewers to push back against social distancing guidelines and restrictions.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.