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Right-Wing Media Cheers On Anti-Lockdown Protests06:02


Popular conservative media like Fox News programs and The Rush Limbaugh Show have cheered on recent protests across the country against stay-at-home orders. Some more extreme media, like Alex Jones' InfoWars, have even instigated gatherings.

The praise is part of a long line of mixed and misleading messaging from conservative media, who have claimed that the virus is not as serious as public health experts say.

NPR's David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) talks to host Jeremy Hobson about the impact this messaging may have on attempts to slow the spread of coronavirus.

This segment aired on April 23, 2020.


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