Fox News looks the other way as US passes grim 100,000 death milestone

Analysis by Oliver Darcy, CNN Business

Updated 1:07 AM ET, Thu May 28, 2020

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To begin her program on Wednesday night, Rachel Maddow walked viewers through the front pages of the nation’s top news organizations. Maddow pointed out that the top headlines across the board were about the United States passing a grim milestone: 100,000 deaths from coronavirus. NYT, WaPo, CNN and others were all leading with that story, she explained to viewers.

But there was one outlier. “Just so you’re aware, this is what is, in contrast, this is what is the front page for our friends at the Fox News Channel right now,” Maddow said. “It’s as you can see a little bit different.” Indeed, above the fold, Fox was covering everything but the death toll.



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