Media Matters Attacked Fox as Virus “Fearmongers”, Now Accuses Network of “Downplaying” Virus

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The headline at the far-left Media Matters read this way: 

Fox News fearmongers about coronavirus with dubiously sourced viral video

In which MMFA said this:

“On January 27, Fox News’ Fox & Friends ran two segments promoting what the network called ‘a Chinese nurse … blowing the whistle on Twitter” and claimed the coronavirus infection rate is “33 times [higher than] what Chinese officials are reporting.” Co-host Brian Kilmeade, in an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz, said that the outbreak is “happening in this secretive society where candor is secondary, and we’re seeing clues that this is so much worse.”

Notice the link in there. To illustrate the so-called Fox fearmongering MMFA this clip from Fox News of January 27th. The Fox Chiron reads:

5 Cases of Coronavirus Now Confirmed in the U.S.

The MMFA story goes on to attack Fox for running the story to “fearmonger about the outbreak in China…”

Got it. Oh, but wait!

Here is the very same Media Matters – on March 11th. The headline:

Fox News is downplaying the risk of coronavirus. That could get people killed.

This jewel of hypocrisy begins this way:

“As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, with over 113,000 cases worldwide and a global death count of over 4,000, Fox News is continuing to downplay the severity, accusing Democrats and the media of purposefully fearmongering in order to hurt President Donald Trump’s reelection chances.”

So this is how Media Matters has played this game with its Leftist followers.

On January 27th, they accuse Fox News of fearmongering by reporting on the virus.

On March 11th, a mere 59 days later, MMFA races into the reverse, headlining that “Fox News is downplaying the risk of coronavirus. That could get people killed.”

MMFA, which has long been dogged with a reputation for anti-Semitism (as here, and here) and regularly leads fascist-style campaigns to bully Fox advertisers into silencing Fox hosts) has now been caught playing a game with a seriously lethal pandemic.

Shredding whatever credibility they thought they had. Which, in the real world, never existed in the first place.

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