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Fox lied. People died. That’s the scenario that experts say has Fox’s insiders concerned about on-air comments downplaying the coronavirus and repeatedly calling it a “hoax.”
As the COVID-19 deaths are continuing to rise, the earlier statements made by some of the hosts could bring about legal action. One media expert told MSNBC:
“There’s a real concern inside the network that their early downplaying of the coronavirus actually exposes Fox News to potential legal action by viewers who maybe were misled and actually have died from this.”
Here are 11 times when Fox personalities’ outrageous and false statements may have opened the network up to liability.