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Chris Hayes Delivers Blistering Review Of Fox News’ Coronavirus Coverage

Chris Hayes on Wednesday joined the growing chorus of criticism against Fox News over its coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, labeling the conservative network a “genuine public health threat.”

The host of MSNBC’s “All In” recalled how Fox’s hosts and contributors ― whom he dubbed the “self-appointed experts at Trump TV” ― for weeks downplayed the severity and threat posed by the virus, in lockstep with President Donald Trump.

Hayes then noted how its personalities, including prime-time hosts Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson, are “now rushing to say it’s all over,” despite an explosion in the number of confirmed cases and deaths attributed to the disease nationwide.

On Wednesday night, for example, Hannity suggested that “there are parts of this country with very low incidence of COVID-19 that likely — yeah, we can open those areas probably now.”

Hayes’ comments echoed those of dozens of journalism professors and teachers who last week described Fox’s coverage as “a danger to public health” in a scathing open letter.

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