2020-03-04 12:50:08

Right Wing Media’s Dangerous Take on Coronavirus


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Kayla Gogarty, a Senior Researcher with Media Matters for America.


What happens when a potentially deadly disease that requires trust in scientifically proven facts, meets a right-wing President whose favorite media outlets are routinely being factually incorrect?

The spread of the coronavirus disease across the world and the US is causing panic.

On the one hand, President Donald Trump, worried about the damage to his reputation and the economy claims everything is fine.

On the other hand, rightwing media outlets like Fox News are amplifying conspiracy theories that blame Democrats and everyone else.

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