Fox News’s rapid reverse ferret on vaccine approval will have you facepalming into next week
Not exactly the first time you’ll be shaking your head at Fox News, but even for them, this is quite something.
It’s an exchange between two Fox New presenters, Dana Perino and Bill Hemmer, and paediatrician and former testing czar Brett Giroir, about Pfizer’s Covid vaccine which has just been given full regulatory approval in the US.
It went viral after it was shared by @atrupar on Twitter because, well, watch.
Fox News on FDA’s approval of Pfizer vaccine:
Was it rushed?
*40 seconds pass*
What took so long? pic.twitter.com/Id8NVmXKzI
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 23, 2021
The very definition of moving the goalposts, here are our 9 favourite things people said about it.
Fox Host 1: Was it rushed
Fox Host 2: What too so long
This network, aside from being insane, literally makes you stupider by the moment. https://t.co/t192M7th9a
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) August 23, 2021
It’s simultaneously too fast and not fast enough. Schrodinger’s vaccine approval.
— John Smith (@GOP_U) August 23, 2021
This is Fox News in its purest form. https://t.co/pI1nF9XRMP
— John Lutz (@ShutupLutz) August 23, 2021
Nothing. Absolutely. Nothing. Will. Ever. Satisfy. Them.
— 🌊PJFlyers 😷🐈✝💉 (@PJFlyers) August 23, 2021
**Beats head against wall.** https://t.co/5rt7P5NXMX
— Emily Porter, M.D. (@dremilyportermd) August 23, 2021
In order to operate like this, you have to believe your viewers only live in 30 second increments and can’t remember anything that happened a minute ago.
— Chris Rongey (@ChrisRongey) August 23, 2021
Only Fox News could criticize Covid19 vaccines for being rushed but not arriving fast enough in a span of literally 40 seconds. https://t.co/QyxiP3wamu
— Grant Stern is fully vaccinated (@grantstern) August 23, 2021
Fox is fluent in double speak.
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) August 23, 2021
Gaslighting cognitive dissonance so breathtaking it really has to be seen, rather than simply heard about. https://t.co/VotwYHkQv7
— Mike Rothschild (@rothschildmd) August 23, 2021
To conclude …
— Meg Turney (@megturney) August 23, 2021