News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch was vaccinated against COIVD-19 on Friday. The media mogul received the vaccination in England, where his age qualified him to receive the vaccine early.
The 89-year-old man receiving the treatment wouldn’t be a big deal if Murdoch didn’t own Fox News. However, he is responsible for a network that has done everything in its power to spread misinformation about the coronavirus.
During his Friday night broadcast, Chris Hayes attacked Murdoch and Fox for hypocrisy. The MSNBC host began: “For the past nine months, media companies owned by Rupert Murdoch have by and large waged a war on public health and the scientific consensus on how to contain the coronavirus. “
Hayes continued: “And what makes it all the more annoying is that, as we found, many Fox News staff while Fox hosts laid off the experts, advising that lockdowns don’t work, mocking people who avoid the office and the guidelines for public health workers have been working remotely at literally the same time. “
Chris Hayes beats up Rupert Murdoch for receiving a COVID vaccine while his Fox anchors are promoting misinformation. pic.twitter.com/7ZmBnijj63
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The MSNBC host closed the segment. “Murdoch even thanked key workers and employees of the National Health Service, an institution that Fox News cherishes as this absolutely demonic specter in American health debates, and Murdoch also strongly encouraged people around the world to receive the vaccine. Exactly the kind of group that believes its network railed against tyrannical propaganda. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the shore.