CNN anchor Dana Bash implied that Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham are killing Americans during an interview with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Sunday.
The implication was clear when Bash asked Murphy, “Do you think conservative media, like Fox News, are doing the same? Are they killing people, too, with rhetoric you just heard?”
Instead of rebutting Bash’s clearly loaded question, Murphy indulged Bash by saying, “Unless we are honest about the consequences of our communication with people, unless we are rigorous about ensuring that what we communicate is actually sourced from science and not from an opinion on critical issues like the vaccine, then we are going to ultimately put people at risk.”
The insinuation that Fox News is killing Americans by simply asking questions like any good journalistic entity would is irresponsible and should have been condemned. Instead of pointing that obvious truth out, the Surgeon General went right along with CNN’s narrative.
Murphy continued saying, “People deserve to have access to accurate information. They deserve to hear that from their leaders, from the media. They deserve to see that on platforms online. They need that information to be able to make decisions to protect themselves and their families. That’s the least we can do for them. And my worry is that all of this is misinformation that’s floating around. It’s having a real cost that can be measured and lives lost, and that is just tragic.”
Fox News is committed to ensuring Americans have accurate information, which is why they are doing their job and asking hard questions. CNN is not only slandering Fox News, but they are also betraying their lack of journalistic instinct with their chosen narrative.
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