Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham Run Wild With Debunked Claim on COVID Deaths

1/13/2022 10:07:00 PM

'By the time Fox News star Tucker Carlson’s show hit the air ... it had become abundantly clear that the CDC director wasn’t claiming 75 percent of all COVID-19 deaths were among those with at least four comorbidities. But that didn’t stop Carlson'

Laura Ingraham, Fox News

'By the time Fox News star Tucker Carlson ’s show hit the air ... it had become abundantly clear that the CDC director wasn’t claiming 75 percent of all COVID -19 deaths were among those with at least four comorbidities. But that didn’t stop Carlson'

Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyWhen it comes to Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham , apparently no amount of factual reporting can get in the way of pushing a misleading narrative—even when that reporting comes from their own Fox News colleagues.Hours after Fox News essentially debunked a misleading claim about COVID -19 deaths that had made its way through the conservative media ecosystem, the two primetime TV stars peddled the misinformation anyway.Throughout Monday, right-wing media and GO

recent CDC studyGMAStory continuesGMAthe influential blogger wrote, Fox News Digital editor David Rutz included an on-the-record response from the CDC itself that provided the context for Walensky’s remarks clear, noting that she was specifically discussing the study.

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Republicans love to point to comorbidities as the absolute reason why COVID is overblown and no one should be concerned, but the US in general, and southern states in particular, lead the way in obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Maybe they should care about fixing healthcare. CDC director says study of vaccinated people show 75% of COVID-19 deaths 'had 4 or more comorbidities'

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Tucker Carlson Claims White People Face COVID-19 Treatment DiscriminationThe Fox News host invoked a hypothetical Black man to stir up racist anger over coronavirus therapeutics, alleging 'whites don't qualify' for the drugs. This has become state policy in New York... Keep gaslighting huff post. It must suck being Tucker. In his world its all doom and gloom. He talks like America is the worst place in the world. Never has anything good to say. I guess trying to make America better doesn't get ratings these days. That's all he cares about. You think that's bad, wait till you watch this African American white supremacist.

Tucker Carlson Claims White People Face COVID-19 Treatment DiscriminationThe Fox News host invoked a hypothetical Black man to stir up racist anger over coronavirus therapeutics, alleging 'whites don't qualify' for the drugs. This has become state policy in New York... Keep gaslighting huff post. It must suck being Tucker. In his world its all doom and gloom. He talks like America is the worst place in the world. Never has anything good to say. I guess trying to make America better doesn't get ratings these days. That's all he cares about. You think that's bad, wait till you watch this African American white supremacist.

'Sorry, Crazies': GOP Lawmaker Dismantles Latest Right-Wing Conspiracy TheoryAdam Kinzinger debunks a new myth about the Capitol riot pushed by Sen. Ted Cruz and Fox News ' Tucker Carlson . Not even close... So if Trump testifies and says he did not do anything wrong, you just gonna believe him too? Also, you can't debunk something that happened in a closed interview because you say so Schiff Jr.

Questions surround the COVID-19 omicron variant's relationship with long-haul COVIDLong-haul COVID is described as having symptoms more than months after an initial infection. GovCox

Bob Saget death: Comedian recently spoke about battle with COVID; fans say he appeared OKThough the official cause and manner of Bob Saget's death have not been released, the beloved comedian was reportedly diagnosed with COVID -19 weeks before he died. Are you purposely trying to elevate nonsensical conspiracy theories? Because that's what this headline is doing Seriously. WTF is this. Disgraceful Rip

Utah tops 10,000 daily COVID cases Wednesday; 14 new deathsUtah topped 10,000 single day COVID -19 cases for the first time Wednesday, recording 10,220 cases and 14 new deaths. 99% recovery rate. Fear mongering. Bless those souls who have passed. Covid is real, the mandates are lies Only 14 deaths on 10k cases Wow, that’s way down Meanwhile, SpencerJCox is in a pissing match over NOT protecting state employees. Good job Spencer. Pandering to your party vs doing something to protect the actual people of Utah. I thought you were different. I was wrong.

The 11-second snippet that was widely shared across Twitter, however, was of course, devoid of context that would instantly negate the narrative right-wing media stars had used it to push.The Fox News host invoked a hypothetical Black man to stir up racist anger over coronavirus therapeutics, alleging"whites don't qualify" for the drugs.The Fox News host invoked a hypothetical Black man to stir up racist anger over coronavirus therapeutics, alleging"whites don't qualify" for the drugs.By.

The clip was taken from a Friday morning interview on ABC’s Good Morning America recent CDC study showing just how wildly effective COVID-19 vaccines had been in terms of preventing deaths. One of the issues at play—and perhaps why Walensky’s response was taken easily completely out of context—is that GMA edited the CDC director’s response to anchor Cecilia Vega’s question during the broadcast. “I want to ask you about those encouraging headlines that we’re talking about this morning, this new study showing just how well vaccines are working to prevent severe illness,” Vega asked. “Given that, is it time to start rethinking how we’re living with this virus, that it’s potentially here to stay?” Story continues In the segment that aired, this was Walensky’s response: “The overwhelming number of death, over 75 percent, occurred in people who had at least four comorbidities. So really, these are people who were unwell to begin with.

And yes, really encouraging news in the context of omicron. This means not only just to get your primary series but to get your booster series, and yes, we’re really encouraged by these results.” While Walensky’s comments that aired on Friday did not directly reference the study about vaccinated people, GMA included an on-air graphic noting that the CDC chief was talking about vaccine effectiveness. Furthermore, there was still enough context to tie it back to that study, as conservative writer Allahpundit noted on Monday afternoon. “Out of 1.

2 million vaccinated people, just 36 died,” the influential blogger wrote . “That’s .003 percent, a phenomenal survival rate. Of those 36, slightly more than three-quarters had four comorbidities. Which is to say, even if you have three comorbidities, getting vaxxed all but guarantees that you won’t die if you’re infected.

” While also , Fox News Digital editor David Rutz included an on-the-record response from the CDC itself that provided the context for Walensky’s remarks clear, noting that she was specifically discussing the study. Finally, around 6 p.m. ET, ABC News posted the full unedited clip of Walensky’s interview to YouTube, which included these additional remarks in her response: “You know, really important study, if I may just summarize it, a study of 1.2 million people who were vaccinated between December [2020] and October [2021] and demonstrated that severe disease occurred in about .

0015 percent of the people who are—received their primary series and death in .003 percent of those people.” By the time Fox News star Tucker Carlson’s show hit the air at 8 p.m. ET, it had become abundantly clear that the CDC director wasn’t claiming 75 percent of all COVID-19 deaths were among those with at least four comorbidities.

But that didn’t stop Carlson from pushing that line as gospel. After claiming he had emails from Trump administration officials that questioned the inclusion of certain deaths among COVID-19 casualties—a “ .