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Sat Jul 17, 2021, 07:26 PM

Former Murdoch exec slams Fox News over vaccine misinformation

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Washington: One of Rupert Murdoch’s former top executives says Fox News has cost lives by turbo-charging hesitancy about COVID-19 vaccines among conservative Americans.

Joseph Azam, a former senior vice president at News Corp in New York, said he saw a “straight line” between the vaccine-sceptical rhetoric of some of Fox’s most prominent hosts and entrenched resistance to vaccines in large swathes of the United States.

“I think Fox has been almost single-handedly responsible for the politicisation of public health in the US and the creation of vaccine hesitancy in a significant portion of the population,” Azam told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/former-fox-news-exec-slams-network-over-vaccine-misinformation-20210717-p58ain.html

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rooboy Jul 17 OP
Blue Owl Jul 17 #1
The Wizard Jul 17 #2
Midnight Writer Jul 17 #3
speak easy Jul 17 #4
thesquanderer Jul 18 #5
Initech Jul 18 #6
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Response to rooboy (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 07:29 PM

1. Turdoch can join Diarrhea Donny

on the list of negligent homicide perpetraitors who are screwing the USA over with their lies

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Response to rooboy (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 07:44 PM

2. Darwin was right.

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Response to rooboy (Original post)

Sat Jul 17, 2021, 09:11 PM

3. Another douchebag bravely speaks out after he is no longer getting paid.

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Response to rooboy (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:15 AM

5. The current outrage is about facebook...

...and FB is a real problem, but I think fox is worse. Compared to anonymous posts on Facebook, Fox and their hosts have an additional veneer of legitimacy. It's much more than bias comfirmation (which I think is the core appeal of FB posts)... people actually trust these people. Unfortunately, I don't think the Biden administration will be willing to go after Fox the way they've been outspoken about FB.

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Response to rooboy (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 01:56 AM

6. Fox News is a terrorist organization!

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Response to rooboy (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 11:39 AM

7. Yes, like News Corp hasn't the Very Same thing.



He is as guilty as the others. Where was he last year?

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Response to rooboy (Original post)

Sun Jul 18, 2021, 07:22 PM

8. Advertisers need to leave, victims' families need to sue. Yes, there just may be a class-action

lawsuit vs. Fox News / NewsCorp just in time for the 2022 election.





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