Fox News Personality Reminds 'Fearmongering' Ingraham What She Once Said About Vaccines
Fox Newscontributor Jonah Goldberg called out the network’s prime-time personality Laura Ingraham for “fearmongering” over COVID-19 vaccines.
Goldberg, in a column for the Los Angeles Times this week, said vaccine skepticism and hysteria from conservatives over President Joe Biden’s door-to-door vaccination drive was “bewildering.”
“When Donald Trump was president, Operation Warp Speed was an own-the-libs triumph,” he wrote, referencing the Trump White House program to accelerate the development and production of shots to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic.
Goldberg, editor-in-chief for The Dispatch, recalled Ingraham on her show in November saying “the stunning success of President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed caught team apocalypse totally off guard. Don’t you love it?”
But “now she and many other right-wing media figures are engaged in fearmongering over the alleged dangers of vaccines we wouldn’t have, were it not for Trump,” Goldberg added.
On her show, Ingraham has baselessly claimed coronavirus lockdowns are conditioning the public for future climate crisis-related ones, called warnings about surging infections “disinformation” and told viewers to just “move on” from the pandemic while cases were soaring.
Read Goldberg’s full essay here.
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