As the country grapples with the coronavirus epidemic, the mainstream media continues to push its leftist agenda. Political commentator Eric Boehlert recently went on Joy Reid’s show on MSNBC and implied Fox News could be responsible for future coronavirus deaths. He claimed this is because Fox is spreading false information about the virus and has a large number of elderly people who view the station. Reid started this conversation by referencing an article in the Washington Post. The Post writer says Rupert Murdoch, head of Fox News, must tell Fox viewers “the truth” about coronavirus to save lives. Boehlert agreed with Washington Post article and said he did not expect Murdoch to be honest anytime soon. However, he went further and made some very inflammatory statements against Fox News. Boehlert said:
“Look, Fox News has been getting people killed for years. Just look at their crusade against affordable health care, their crusade against expanding Medicaid. This is not unusual for them. It’s far direr. I mean, I’ve been watching and documenting Fox News for 15 years. I mean, they are a cancer on this country. There’s no question about it. So who knows what they’re going to do? Their programming is to vilify, stir hatred and paranoia. And if the pandemic is the backdrop, then they’re going to do it.”
It is very ironic that Boehlert claims Fox News stirs hatred and propaganda while he accuses them of being killers. People may have disagreements on effective healthcare and the government’s role in the healthcare industry, but there is no evidence these disagreements “kill” people. Instead of debating legitimate political issues, leftists such as Eric Boehlert want to portray themselves as righteous and conservatives as evil. Also, MSNBC is no stranger to spreading propaganda and division. Frank Schaeffer, a guest who sometimes appears on MSNBC, said white Evangelicals are solid supporters of molesters and pedophiles. He also said in the past that white Evangelicals who support President Trump have a “slave master theology”. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was one of the loudest voices pushing the Russian collusion narrative, while host Chris Hayes touted a debunked BuzzFeed story to push for impeachment. Finally, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said “more people are dead and dying in America tonight because Donald Trump is President” after Trump gave a coronavirus speech last week. He also said Trump’s travel ban to Europe was xenophobic. Unfortunately, the mainstream media is not trying to help or calm Americans during this crisis but is continuing to push division partisanship.