Fox News hosts have been receiving backlash for undermining the dangers of the coronavirus and downplaying it just to tend to Donald Trump.
On Thursday, it was revealed that “Fox & Friends” co-host Jedediah Bila tested positive for the virus.
“I know I’ve been a little MIA,” Bila wrote on her Instagram. “I’m actually at home recovering from Covid-19. I’m very much on the mend, so please don’t worry. My husband is also recovering well at home and Hartley luckily did not get sick (Thank you, God, I am forever grateful.) This is a crazy time in the world, full of so much anxiety and fear. I’ve learned so much this past week and done so much thinking.”
She added, “Know that I’m sending love, peace, and good energy from my family to yours. I’ll be sharing more in coming weeks. Thank you for your messages. I love and miss you all.”
The network is reportedly concerned that its early coverage of the pandemic could result in “legal action” because hosts were downplaying the severity of COVID-19.
One group in Washington state, the Washington League for Increased Transparency and Ethics, has already filed a lawsuit against the channel. The suit requests an injunction against the network in order to prevent it from “interfering with reasonable and necessary measures to contain the virus by publishing further false and deceptive content.”