How the National Media Covered the 100,000 Coronavirus Death Milestone — And Fox News Buried It

Compilation of national news organization homepages taken during the 9 p.m. hour on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

As the nation reached a tragic milestone on Wednesday evening in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic — 100,000 deaths — all the national news organizations marked the grim moment, unthinkable just months ago, as a front-page or A-block news. All of them, that is, except one: Fox News.

Instead, that cable news network’s online and TV programming treated the massive death toll more as an embarrassment or an inconvenient fly in the reopening narrative ointment, something to be noted obliquely, if mentioned at all, or quickly buried under scathing, misdirectional attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci, the CDC, the liberal media,
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