Fox News’ Laura Ingraham is pushing the narrative that the media is doing everything in their power to keep to country shut down for as long as possible to hurt the economy during the Trump presidency.
Ingraham took to Twitter on Sunday where she shared an article published by Vox that focused on Sweden’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, warning that the country’s choice to keep economic activity at a slightly ramped-down pace while not shutting things down altogether could prove to be deadly.
Ingraham used the article as an example to claim that the media is manipulating the public to believe that we must stay locked down to help stop the spread of the virus.
“It’s now obvious that our press will oppose any strategy that doesn’t lead to a complete lockdown for at least the remainder of the year,” Ingraham tweeted.
It's now obvious that our press will oppose any strategy that doesn't lead to a complete lockdown for at least the remainder of the year. https://t.co/IUSGfH6bAK
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 13, 2020
Twitter users were quick to call Ingraham out. Check out some of the responses below:
You can try to blame the press, but they're just reporting what the experts say.
— Paul 👻 (@pablo_honey1) April 13, 2020
Are you admitting you aren’t press?
— Andrew Kimmel (@andrewkimmel) April 13, 2020
Laura volunteers to be the first one to stop the lockdown. You go first Laura !!! Take Hannity with you
— Kris (@krismoore2018) April 13, 2020
Common sense Ingraham, common sense, not “our press”.
22,100 people in the United States have died from coronavirus.
— Kelley Croix (@CroixKelley) April 13, 2020
Aren't you the press, fool? And we wouldn't be here if not for the incompetentcy of @realDonaldTrump. And the lies and misinformation spread by you and @foxnews. You are at fault for this clusterf*ck. #TrumpGenocide
— Caro 🌊 (@carogonza) April 13, 2020
The “press” is not calling the shots or offering public health Advice. @FoxNews is doing that // but you are propaganda, not the “press.” The only folks honestly offering public health info are those qualified to do so: CDC, Fauci, JHU. So sorry they don’t agree with you, Laura.
— Frank Jannuzi (@FrankJannuzi) April 13, 2020
Shes basing it on her voices in her head.
— rfmahe02 (@rfmahe02) April 13, 2020
Darwin Award candidate 2020
— Marcello Amati (@Amati75) April 12, 2020
We know you’re not a reporter, but you •are• the media.
— Anita Creamer (@AnitaCreamer) April 13, 2020