[T]he rest of the world must be looking on in slack-jawed astonishment as Trump voters lead a mad movement powered by Fox News. The network is doing what no other outlet has done in the history of television news — it’s deliberately getting people killed during a public health crisis by feeding eagerly gullible red state viewers a mountain of lies.
From PizzaGate, to QAnon, to the current anti-vaccine and anti-mask hysteria, the GOP has been brainwashed. It’s no secret — lots of victims openly admit it. Still, the press shies away, nervous about offending conservatives by portraying them as mindless zombies being easily duped about a miraculously safe and effective vaccine. (It’s the same reason news outlets refused to call Trump a “liar.”)
Yep. "Vaccine hesitancy" and purportedly libertarian resistance to mask wearing doesn't just happen, and it has nothing to do with actual conservative beliefs or ideology. It's happening because Republican politicians and their propaganda organs are manipulating people into killing themselves and their children. The rest of the corporate media might at least have the courage and decency to point that out.